Miss F was injured in an accident where she tripped over a significant defect in a concrete parking area near to her home. The concrete had not been adequately maintained for a number of years and a difference in the level of the concrete had developed out of a crack which had formed.
She suffered a significant laceration to her forehead, requiring 15 stitches at Salisbury District Hospital and leaving some scarring. She was also badly winded and suffered quite severe facial bruising.
Miss F consulted James Braund, solicitor specialising in personal injury claims, of Trethowans LLP. Although the housing association initially denied liability and indeed claimed that they did not own the land James quickly managed to secure an admission of liability from them.
James obtained expert medical evidence relating to Miss F's injuries and was able to successfully negotiate the sum of £5,500.00 in settlement of Miss F's claim without the need to commence Court proceedings.