One of our clients (aged 42) sustained a number of serious injuries when he was knocked off his bicycle by a motorist at a roundabout in Swindon. His injuries included fractures to his left elbow, right wrist and right thumb, together with extensive facial lacerations. Psychologically, he was also injured and, for a period of time, he remained a nervous driver/cyclist because of what happened. Fortunately, he did not sustain a loss of earnings and the prognosis for a full recovery in time was encouraging. He may need to undergo further surgery on his left elbow at a later time.
The insurers of the other driver admitted liability but we were unable to agree quantum. Proceedings had to be issued at Swindon County Court and we were then able to negotiate a favourable settlement for our client.
S. J. Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £46,250 for this client during 2011