£70,000 Compensation for Man Injured in Car Accident on Holiday

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A Holiday Accident Claim Case Study – Client Situation

Our Holiday Claims Solicitors represented a man who was injured in a car accident whilst on holiday in Italy. Our client was a passenger in a car being driven by his wife, but another driver was moving erratically and collided with their car.

Our client had to be removed from the car by the emergency services, and he was left with injuries including multiple fractured ribs and vertebra and a pulmonary contusion.

He had to undergo extensive surgery and further tests so the impact of the accident could be fully assessed. As a result, he was forced to stay in hospital in Italy for over a month.

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How We Helped

Following our client’s return to the UK, he contacted Simpson Millar and spoke with Partner Ross Smith, who specialises in holiday accident claims. Ross reviewed the details the client had provide and agreed to help him claim compensation for his injuries.

Ross acted on behalf of the client, his wife, two step-children and their insurers, as they all sustained losses as a result of the accident.

Ross and his team arranged for our client to be assessed by orthopaedic and spinal specialists, so we could get an objective analysis of his condition, as well as a medical prognosis and future care needs.

The amount of compensation he could receive from the car accident was governed by Italian law, so we recommended an expert who could compile a joint expert report on the accident and our client’s injuries.

Using our expertise and contacts, we also instructed Italian medical experts, who quantified our client’s injuries to help the Italian Lawyer draft his own report on how much compensation he should be awarded.

The other party had admitted liability (fault), so a compensation settlement figure was able to be put to our client without the case having to go to Court. However, we suggested a counter-offer, which was accepted by the defendant.

The Outcome

Our client was awarded £70,496 in compensation for his injuries and their impact on his life.

This was an excellent outcome for our client and his family, as the strong medical evidence and the expertise of the specialists we instructed meant we could value his claim accurately.

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