16th December 2013
Imperium Law personal injury solicitors recently won compensation for a driver who suffered a neck injury after a road traffic accident involving his car and a lorry.
The driver contacted one our specialist solicitors to get help claiming compensation. The claimant needed Imperium's professional help when the HGV driver tried to make out that even though he had indeed hit the car, the accident was not his fault. The HGV driver insinuated that this resembled a 'crash for cash' claim.
Have you been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault? Call us now on 0800 633 5730 and find out if you have a claim.
The driver had been travelling on a main road when he stopped at temporary traffic lights, which had turned from amber to red at road works. Without the warning, the HGV vehicle which was travelling behind collided with the back of the driver's stationary car.
After the collision the car driver immediately felt pain in his neck, and fearing a serious injury the emergency services were called to the scene of the accident. He was cut out of his vehicle and taken to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
Our client believed the HGV driver was responsible for the accident, however the HGV driver denied the claim. The HGV driver advised it was the car driver in front who had purposefully caused the accident, he claimed the car driver had slammed on his breaks unnecessarily as the lights had not been changing.
Owing to the dispute we were contacted by the car driver and instructed to act on his behalf in the subsequent compensation claim case. The car driver was claiming for personal injury and other losses arising out of the accident. As the case could not be agreed and a settlement could not be reached, the case proceeded to trial.
Acting on behalf of the car driver our personal injury lawyers were able to prove the car driver's claim that the HGV driver was at fault. The judgement was entered in the car driver's favour on a 90:10 liability basis, and a compensation payout of £12,500 was awarded to our client.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, you should seek legal advice to see if you have a claim for compensation.
Our solicitors act on a No Win No Fee basis, so you only pay our costs if we win your case.
We have successfully won many personal injury claims on behalf of motorists, so give us a call 0800 633 5730 and we will be happy to discuss your case.