Compensation news
22/06/2012

Woman awarded compensation following crash with lorry

A grandmother from Pontypool in Wales has launched a claim for £300,000 in road traffic accident compensation after suffering personal injuries in a collision with a lorry.

The 55-year-old had been on her way home from a shopping trip when a lorry weighing twenty tonnes pulled out of a junction and crashed into the side of her hatchback.

She suffered serious personal injuries in the accident, including head injuries, a severed ear and multiple broken bones. Due to the severity of her injuries she remained in a coma for three months at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport following the accident.

After regaining consciousness the woman was forced to spend another year in hospital for extensive rehabilitation treatment.

With the help of her husband she has now launched a claim for road traffic accident compensation against the truck driver, claiming that the collision was caused by his negligent driving. It is thought that she could be entitled to more than £300,000 in compensation.

 

 

 
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