Car crash solicitor news
18/02/2010

Six-figure injury payout expected

A car crash solicitor representing a mother from Sussex has been told that his client is likely to receive injury compensation for a 2004 accident in which the woman suffered severe head injuries after crashing on a stretch of poorly maintained road.

The 53-year-old mother had been taking her teenage son to school when she lost control of her vehicle on the icy road, eventually colliding with a tree.

However, despite travelling at only 45mph on the 60mph road, judges hearing the case ruled that the woman could not receive 100 percent compensation, saying she must be considered 50 percent responsible for her injuries, as she was driving "too fast" for the treacherous conditions.

He did, though, accept the arguments presented by the claimant's car crash solicitor that the council responsible for maintaining the road "could reasonably have been expected to know that the height of the drop-off was likely to cause danger to users of the highway".

Sussex County Council had sought to argue that the claimant's car crash claim solicitor was burdening them with an "impossibly high standard of maintenance".

The woman's husband said he expects an accident compensation settlement worth around £500,000.

 

 

 
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