Our client worked in construction and was a company Director. In 2016, he was injured when the driver of the works van in which he was a passenger lost control and crashed. The driver had been drinking and so the extent to which our client knew or ought to have known that this might have hampered his ability to drive safely had to be dealt with as a preliminary issue in the case.
He suffered extensive orthopaedic injuries, including open fractures to both the left femur and the right tibia, as well as a chest injury. He was placed into an induced coma for approximately 12 days following the accident, during which time he underwent major surgery. There was concern that he would need his leg amputating below the knee. Whilst ultimately he was not a candidate for amputation, he was left with a significant leg length difference, long term disabilities, PTSD and an Adjustment Disorder.
Our client was initially represented by another firm of solicitors. He had difficulties with that firm and contacted us to request our help.
Support and specialist advice
Once instructed we issued proceedings. We secured interim payments from the defendant which were of great help to our client, given that he was unable to work as a result of the accident.
We were able to secure a damages award of approximately £2.2 million for our client.
“Me and my family have great pleasure in writing this testimonial for Matthew and his team, Molly and India for their upmost professionalism in the way they handle(d) my case. Constantly updating me on the progress and making sure that my interim payments were on time. I had great difficulties with (my former solicitors)…I would highly recommend CL Medilaw for their outstanding professionalism…which made mine and my family’s life much easier on my five year life changing journey”.