13 Jul 2023
  • A UK motorway with vehicles on both sides

Case Study: Winns by the Side of Serious Injury Client

Millions take to the roads as part of their day-to-day lives, but for some a daily journey can end with life-altering consequences.

If you’re involved in a non-fault accident, the injuries sustained can be long-term or even permanent and vastly alter your future.

That’s what happened to our client, James (not his real name to protect his identity), who we stood by every step of the claims process to ensure he had the provisions to adapt to a life affected by serious injury.

What happened?

James was driving in slow-moving traffic on an A-road. The defendant in this case was travelling at excessive speed and switched lanes suddenly without identifying the slow-moving vehicles ahead. The manoeuvre resulted in a serious impact that saw James shunted into the vehicle ahead.

The impact was so severe that emergency services discovered our client unconscious still in the driver’s seat, which had been forced back into the rear seating area of his vehicle.

James, through no fault of his own, suffered multiple and extensive injuries, including:

  • Subdural haematoma
  • Multiple orthopaedic injuries to his lower limbs and back
  • Facial injuries including extensive damage to his teeth
  • Severe psychological injuries.

His future was plunged into uncertainty, dealing with pain and injury that left him wondering who to turn to and not knowing what comes next.

How did Winns help?

After finding out how Winns could help, James contacted our specialist team. Taking on the claim, experienced solicitor Claire Farrell assessed the circumstances quickly and set about supporting James from the very beginning.

Arranging appropriate medical treatment, James was able to focus on the most important thing of all; recovery from the injuries sustained. As that was happening, our legal team also secured interim payments to ease the financial pressure of being unable to work for a prolonged period after the accident.

While securing those short-term objectives, Claire worked diligently on the claim to secure a positive outcome for James.

The outcome

The claim settled for £100,000 in addition to an extensive package of private rehabilitation treatment paid for privately by the defendant’s insurers. The settlement considered James’ future care needs, meaning these will be funded during his lifetime.

James said: “I just want to say thank you to my solicitor, Claire Farrell for all the support, advice, guidance, and reassurance she has given me over a long period since my nasty car accident in September 2020.

“Claire has been lovely, and also focused and effective. She has also supported my wife too. Things are concluded now, but Claire has been, and remains, like a friend to me. Thank you so much and I have no hesitation in recommending Winns.”

Claire said: “Our focus was very much on our client receiving the care and support he needed to recover from his injuries”.

“We were also able to secure interim payments for our client. This enabled him to concentrate on his recovery without the worry and burden of how he would make ends meet throughout the duration of his claim.

“We are delighted to have helped our client achieve a substantial settlement.”

Considering a claim?

Have you suffered from an accident that wasn’t your fault? If you’re considering making a claim for compensation, call the team at Winns now for a no-obligation discussion about your circumstances.

We’ll quickly assess the eligibility of your claim and set about immediately pursuing the personal injury compensation you deserve. Focusing on easing the recovery from your injuries or smoothing the transition to a life permanently altered by serious injury, our team has decades of experience and a determination to support you every step of the way.

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