£3,000 compensation awarded for road traffic accident
We were recently approached by a client who had been involved in a road traffic accident
The client had acted on his own behalf
allowing the defendant to instruct a medical expert of their choice. The client was unhappy with the evidence of the medical expert
and therefore instructed Simpson Millar to act.
We were instructed 6 months prior to limitation and therefore had to act fast. We liaised with the clients union seeking protection against legal fees. We also sought alternative independent advice
and resolved the case by 3 years post accident.
Susan Vanden, Head of our Road Traffic Accident team said: "Under the Limitation Act, personal injury claims need to be presented to the court within 3 years of knowledge of the loss
, in road traffic accidents this is invariably 3 years from the date of the accident
"There was evidence which undermined the claimants case from the original medical expert therefore it was a rather tricky negotiation
"It is important that specialist legal advice is sought early on
to ensure that the injured claimant is properly represented from the outset