Road traffic accident: car accident

Mr T was involved in a road traffic accident when he was travelling along the A186, Walker Road in Newcastle and a bus pulled out in front of him.  The road is a 30mph limit.

Mr T stopped to allow the bus to complete its manoeuvre but the Defendant driver failed to stop in time or at all and collided with the rear of the Mr T's van.  The impact of the collision caused the rear step to fold under the body of the van and damage the near side tyre.  The insurers for the Defendant admitted liability for the accident with the MOJ portal.

As a result of the accident Mr T initially felt shocked and shaken as this was the first accident he had ever been involved in.  Within a few hours he returned to his place of work due to the symptoms he was experiencing from the subject accident rather than stay out in the van.

He attended his local hospital early that evening and having been examined was advised he had sustained a whiplash injury to his neck and shoulders.  He was prescribed codeine phosphate and an exercise plan to follow.

Mr T self certified the rest of the week and attended his GP the week of the accident as his symptoms appeared to be worsening.  His GP signed him off for a further 2 weeks following his self certification. 

Following an examination, the medical expert concluded that Mr T’s injuries would resolve after approximately 9 months.

We successfully managed to negotiate a settlement of Mr T’s claim in the total sum of £3,100.00 which included compensation for his injuries alone as he had no financial losses to be included.

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