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.
"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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