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Settlement for environmentalist whose life was turned upside down by road collision

Dushal Mehta achieved settlement on behalf of an environmentalist whose way of life was severely curtailed following a road collision. She now lives in constant pain, struggles with mobility and is unlikely to be able to work again in her chosen field.

Ally Bellage, 39, was driving home when a driver pulled out, allowing her insufficient time to brake and her car smashed into the side of his. She was able to crawl out of her car but her leg was fractured in three places. She had emergency surgery to insert pins and a plate, plus extensive skin and muscle grafts.

She returned home from hospital to be cared for by her partner but regularly had to return to hospital for further procedures. She remains reluctant to socialise, not least because she now suffers a facial tic, and can only walk short distances without a stick or crutch.

Ally was dissatisfied with her original solicitor so instructed Fieldfisher to take over her claim.

After expert evidence was served on the defendant regarding Ally's losses, care and rehabilitation needs, a six-figure settlement was agreed in May 2020, including immediate interim payment to fund treatment and adaptations to the house.

Ally said:

"My insurers initially connected me with another national law firm who started proceedings on my claim. However, I was very unhappy with them and I transferred to Fieldfisher after some extensive research on the best law firm for my claim.

"Fieldfisher put me at ease straight away and I knew I was in competent hands. They kept me abreast of any issues, and supported me during the whole process. I was very satisfied with the result."

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For further information about road traffic accident claims, please call Dushal Mehta on 020 7861 4033 or email dushal.mehta@fieldfisher.com.

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