Mark Bowman secured £75,000 for a couple from China who were injured in a car accident during a trip to London.
Arthur and Kim are from Shanghai in China and were holidaying in London in December 2005. They were involved in a road traffic accident as back seat passengers in a taxi.
The accident happened when the taxi driver pulled out of a minor road at a junction and collided with another car before ploughing into the wall of a building.
Arthur fractured and dislocated a number of his fingers. He also suffered psychologically, developing Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). His wife, Kim, was also injured in the crash. She suffered a fracture to one of the bones in her face (right orbital floor) and damage to a nerve in her face. Her face was also cut and she suffered post concussion syndrome. She also developed PTSD, depression and anxiety.
Arthur and Kim instructed Mark Bowman to pursue a claim against the taxi driver. Mark obtained evidence from a number of medical experts in Hong Kong, including an orthopaedic expert, a psychiatrist, an ophthalmologist and an oral and maxillofacial expert.
The taxi driver admitted negligence but denied that he had caused Arthur and Kim's injuries. His defence also alleged that Arthur and Kim had contributed to their injuries as they weren’t wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.
Following negotiations between the parties Arthur and Kim accepted £15,000 and £60,000 compensation respectively. The case was funded on a “no win, no fee” basis.
After the case Mark said:
"This was a particularly tricky case given the clients' location and the language barrier that existed. It was not possible to find suitable medical experts in China so our clients were seen by experts in Hong Kong.
"Lawyers for the taxi driver had originally requested that Arthur and Kim fly to the UK to be examined by their own experts. But after extensive discussions, they agreed the expert evidence that we had obtained and entered into settlement discussions. The end result was excellent given the complexities faced."
For further information if you have a road traffic accident claim, holiday accident claim or no win no fee personal injury claim please contact Mark Bowman on 020 7861 4043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also discuss your road traffic accident claim with our personal injury team:
Contact us on freephone 0800 358 3848
Or start your claim online.
"The group is praised for its commitment to 'demystifying the legal process' while this is a firm for which the client has always been a priority"
Fieldfisher has successfully been recognised as an "Occupation and Asbestos Disease Specialists" Fieldfisher are now recognised as assessors
Charities we support
Landmark hearing could reveal vital background to asbestos epidemic
In the Supreme Court this Monday, 18th February, judges will hear an appeal that could result in important information about asbestos exposure in the UK made available to the public.
Jill Greenfield selected for The Lawyer Hot 100 2019
Head of Serious Injury sector Jill Greenfield has been included this year's list of top lawyers compiled by The Lawyer.
Fieldfisher responds to request for help from Croydon bus crash victim
Following a serious bus accident in West Croydon on Sunday 11th November, Mark Bowman has confirmed he has been contacted by a person injured in the incident.
Fieldfisher works with press to highlight tragedy of Westminster attack
Fieldfisher's personal injury team is representing most of the victims injured in the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack in March 2017 in ongoing civil claims.
Bridget Collier leads Fieldfisher sponsored walk for Greater Manchester Asbestos Victim Support Group Charity
Fieldfisher represents parents of Yousef Al-Kharboush who died in ITH Pharma contaminated baby feed case