£8,500 for driver in Road Traffic Accident

I have recently settled a claim on behalf of a gentleman involved in a road traffic accident hit from behind whilst stationary.

 

He sustained injury to his neck and shoulder. Physiotherapy and so on was funded via the claim and he also developed some psychological problems and needed counselling to get back his confidence driving. In any event he then went on to develop shoulder problems. This was pre-existing but exacerbated by the accident.

 

After issuing court proceedings and shortly before trial, the case settled in the sum of £8,500. This was a good settlement because whilst the Claimant did have ongoing problems with his shoulder these could not be proven to be solely related to the accident and his other injuries had in the meantime recovered.

8th March 2018