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Case Study

£360,000 for woman run over twice by van

Eman settled a personal injury claim on behalf of an 89-year-old client who was badly injured after a van reversed into her and ran her over twice. The claim settled within six months of inception for £360,000 gross, including the cost of previously funded rehabilitation.

Mrs N was retired and lived alone. She was and had always been extremely active. She was on her usual morning walk when the van hit her, causing numerous severe fractures to her leg and shoulder and also left her with degloving injuries and at the risk of developing cellulitis. Mrs N was taken directly to the John Radcliffe Hospital for immediate treatment and support.

Within two weeks of instruction, we managed to obtain agreement for an Initial Needs Assessment and immediately afterwards, obtained agreement for a four-week stay at the Royal Buckinghamshire Rehabilitation Unit under the Rehabilitation Code. This allowed our client to receive ongoing intensive rehabilitation to support her recovery and also to have care and support in place while she struggled with mobility.

Once Mrs N was discharged home and funding was put in place for an outpatient rehabilitation programme, including physiotherapy and occupational therapy alongside carers. It was a difficult time for Mrs N and her family so having the private input in place for both ongoing rehabilitation and care was key to ensuring that Mrs N was well looked after and felt reassured and safe at home following her discharge.

The insurers made an early offer and we quickly obtained medico-legal evidence to fully understand Mrs N's prognosis.

She was keen to settle and move on with her life and, following negotiations, Eman quickly settled the claim to enable Mrs N to move on and obtain closure on what had been an extremely difficult time for her.

The  settlement agreed by Eman has allowed Mrs N to continue to lead the independent life she was used to without the need to call on family daily . Mrs N can book the carers to take her on shopping  trips to local towns and  accompany her on walks and many of her ongoing hospital appointments

'I’m delighted to say that although there are some limitations mum has a busy social life , entertains friends regularly and will attend any and every party going. In 2 months she will be 90 and she amazes us daily with her energy and continued zest for life. Thank you to Eman and her team for the work they did to ensure mum got her freedom back'

“Eman was exactly what we wanted in this case: a lawyer who put our family first throughout. Eman’s clear familiarity with both the law and procedure allowed her to conduct the legal formalities while addressing our real-life and very human concerns that come with catastrophic injuries. We highly recommend her to anyone unfortunate enough to be considering legal proceedings following a serious injury.”

For further information about road traffic accident claims and personal injury claims, please call Eman Hassan on 0330 460 6753  or email eman.hassan@fieldfisher.com.

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