Nathan was a keen cyclist when he was hit whilst on his bike on a dual carriageway.
He was turning right and a car hit him from behind. He suffered devastating injuries including a spinal cord injury and a serious head injury. Nathan was an American student in the UK at the time of the accident but his home was in Philadelphia. Once medically stabilised he returned home in order to rehabilitate.
His family instructed one solicitor but were unhappy with their advice. A number of witnesses were either unhelpful or simply refused to get involved. Jill Greenfield was then recommended by an American lawyer who knew of her expertise in serious injury cases.
Jill was able to reinvestigate the police evidence and saw that there was one key piece of important evidence that had been overlooked. A further witness (albeit not a witness to the actual accident) stated that the Defence vehicle has passed his vehicle at speed just moments (around a corner and out of sight) before the accident. That enabled an assessment to be made of the Defendants vehicle speed at the point of impact and it was our assessment that the Defendant was speeding.
Whilst the Defence denied responsibility, Jill was able to reach a settlement in respect of liability and after that a seven figure lump sum settlement was agreed.
Nathan went on to say:
“Although I survived my accident it seemed that my injuries had stripped most of my life away. This was until Jill Greenfield from Fieldfisher helped us reach a settlement that has helped me to put my life back on track. I now know that I will be taken care of. I can try new forms of leisure and hobbies that are catered for my disability such as hand cycling or kayaking. The litigation has opened up many doorways that were closed upon my accident and it has helped me to rebuild a life that is once again very valuable.”
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