We have been acting for a client (now aged 59) who was involved in a road traffic accident in Kent during February 2017.
Briefly, on the day in question, he was crossing a busy road on a zebra pedestrian crossing, when a motorcar negligently drove into him causing him to fall over and to sustain the following injuries:
- Multiple fractures to his left wrist
- A fracture to his right acetabulum (the socket of the hip bone which the head of the femur fits)
He was taken by ambulance to hospital and underwent surgery to his left wrist (to stabilise the fractures with a plate and screws). He also had a traction pin inserted to his right distal femoral. He later underwent surgical stabilisation of his right acetabular fracture.
Our client later underwent revision surgery on his wrist and further surgery to remove the plate from his left wrist.
He eventually returned to work part-time in June 2017 and was able to work full-time at the beginning of 2018. There was no claim for loss of earnings.
Our client still has ongoing wrist and hip symptoms which impact on the quality of his life. In the opinion of our medical expert, the accident had advanced a pre-existing degenerative process in his hip by a period of 10 years. His wrist injury was entirely attributable to the accident but in time, there should be an improvement in his symptoms.
The parties were eventually able to negotiate a settlement of this claim without the need to issue proceedings and the claim included substantial damages for his pain and suffering together with reimbursement of his past private medical expenses together with his likely future private medical expenses.
S J Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £85,000.00 for this client during 2018.