In another road traffic case, our client and two of his friends were travelling by car to Bristol via the M4. He was a rear seat passenger. This vehicle then careered off the motorway, killing the driver. This was due to his careless driving. Our client did not recall anything at all about the accident. He sustained a number of injuries, including a head injury, an abdominal injury requiring splenectomy, multiple soft tissue injuries, fractured ribs and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To complicate matters, the driver who died was uninsured.
A claim was submitted to the Motor Insurers Bureau (the MIB) who delayed in accepting liability. Proceedings were issued and shortly after their solicitors were instructed, they agreed to compensate our client. A deduction had to be made from his agreed damages because he was not wearing a seatbelt at the material time.
SJ Edney solicitors obtained £30,000 for this client in 2006