When a horrific cycling accident left former-marine Mark with injuries that affected his professional and family life, in his cycle injury claim Fieldfisher won settlement for his rehabilitation, losses to date and future surgery costs.
Mark was cycling in a designated bike lane when a car overtook him, then swerved across him into a side road. He was thrown off his bike and smashed into the road on his left knee. The driver, having at first fled the scene in a panic, was eventually convicted in Bromley Magistrates Court of driving without due care and attention and failing to stop.
Mark suffered painful bone bruising and cartilage damage, which developed into localised post-traumatic arthritis. This badly affected his quality of life, not only as a father of two but as a barrister expected to stand for long periods.
Fieldfisher was instructed and liability was quickly admitted. We undertook a full medical review, explored all the surgical options with Mark and were able to quickly formulate a claim based on future surgeries and associated losses.
We were able to engage with the insurers, arranging an early settlement meeting and reached a very favourable settlement, providing Mark with the financial security and understanding of his injuries.
Mark went on to say:
“Jennifer Buchanan secured a very favourable settlement for me and with incredible speed, avoiding the stress of having to deal with any legal proceedings. This was clearly down to her being tactically astute, hardworking and a very effective litigator.”
Jennifer is an associate working exclusively in the field of claimant high value catastrophic personal injury and fatal accident claims. She also holds a masters in biomedical sciences.
Her experience includes undertaking claims for clients injured on the roads, in the workplace and in public places. She has an extensive and varied caseload alongside assisting Jill Greenfield in her reputable practice of complex and high value cases.
If you've been the victim of a cycle accident or have been injured through no fault of your own, contact Jennifer Buchanan on:
All enquiries are completely free of charge and we will investigate all funding options for you including no win, no fee.
Alternatively you can contact any of our personal injury solicitors on:
Contact us on freephone 0800 358 3848
Or start your claim online.
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