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£3,850 Damages Secured for Client Injured in RTA

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Our committed team of Road Traffic Accident specialists recently secured over £3,000 in personal injury compensation for a client who was injured in non-fault road traffic accident.

At the time of the incident, our client was sat in her stationary vehicle on the A523 in Macclesfield. The Defendant failed to pay due care and attention and collided with a third party vehicle, before failing to maintain safe and proper control and colliding with the Claimant’s stationary Ford Fiesta.

Our client sustained whiplash type injuries to their neck, back, right shoulder and hips during the road traffic accident. The Claimant also reports that since the collision they have suffered with headaches, sleep disturbances (due to pain) and travel anxiety.

Our expert Road Traffic Accident team secured a total of £3,850 compensation for our client on this occasion.

Commenting on their successful claim and the customer service they received, the Claimant added:

“So easy, I left it all with Hampson Hughes and they handled it brilliantly. It was no worry or hassle for me. From start to finish great service was provided. Thank you!”

Begin your road traffic accident claim today

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of road traffic accident solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

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Client Involved in RTA Receives £5,276

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Our Road Traffic Accident team recently secured over £5,000 compensation for a client who suffered severe soft tissue damage in a non fault accident.

Incident

At the time of the incident, our client was correctly proceeding along Athol Grove in Chorley when the defendant emerged from a side road when it was unsafe to do so. As a result, the defendant’s vehicle – a Mercedes Benz – collided with the nearside of the Claimant’s Peugeot.

Our client sustained severe whiplash to their back and shoulder during the collision and now requires frequent cortisone injections to control pain. The claimant also reports that they have suffered with headaches since the incident.

Injuries

Due to the severity of our client’s injuries day to day activities, such as housework and even sleep, were restricted in the weeks following the accident. Unfortunately, due to the time our client was required to take off work to recover – six weeks in total – they were dismissed from their place of employment.

Our team of expert RTA solicitors managed to secure a total of £5,276 in personal injury compensation for our client on this occasion.

Begin your road traffic accident claim today

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of road accident solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your road traffic accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation.
Call us on 0800 888 6888 or send an email to info@hampsonhughes.com.

Man Jailed after Friend is Left Disabled in Crash

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A 23 year old man from Stevenage has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving after he and a friend collided with an oncoming vehicle whilst racing each other.

Incident

Clayton Kentsley and Connell Burgham were racing each other in separate cars in Welwyn Garden City when Burgham collided with another vehicle after losing control on a bend.

According to a witness, Kentsley had been tailgating Burgham moments before the crash. When approaching a left-hand bend, Kentsley pulled out into the oncoming lane and Burgham increased his speed.

Kentsly then pulled back in behind Burgham’s vehicle just before the bend, avoiding the crash, whilst Burgham lost control and swerved into the path of an oncoming car.

Judge Stephen Warner said that both men had been speeding, but could not conclude as to how much over the 30mph limit this was.

Serious Injuries

Burgham now requires constant supervision and cannot work after suffering life-changing head and neck injuries in the crash. He also suffered a personality disorder due to the incident and medics have said that it is unlikely he will ever recover.

Burgham was not the only person injured in the collision however. A five year old boy was in the back seat of the car which collided with Burgham’s vehicle and he sustained a serious injury that required surgery, whilst the driver – his father – suffered a broken elbow.

Sentencing

In October, Kentsley pleaded not guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving but pleaded guilty to an offence of dangerous driving. He was found guilty on both counts.

Appearing in court for sentencing, Judge Warner told Kentsley:

“You drove with complete disregard for the safety of others on the road.

“You were in effect egging each other on by driving as you did.”

The jury also concluded that Burgham, who was not in court, had caused serious injury to the five year old by dangerous driving, but after hearing of his condition, Judge Warner sentenced him to an absolute discharge.

Judge Warner jailed Kentsley for 27 months and disqualified him from driving for three years. He also ordered the 23 year old to take an extended driving test before he gets behind the wheel of a car again.

Begin your road accident claim

If you have been injured in a road accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your road accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation. Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Source: The Comet

Man Sustains Serious Injuries in Road Traffic Accident

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A motorist has suffered serious head injuries after a road traffic accident involving three vehicles took place in Nuneaton yesterday.

The victim was airlifted to hospital following the incident, which involved two cars and a lorry. The collision is said to have occurred at a junction at around 2.15pm.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said:

“On arrival, crews discovered two cars and a lorry that had been involved in collision.

“The driver of the one of the cars, a man, was quickly freed from his vehicle in order for treatment to begin. Ambulance staff administered emergency treatment for the serious injuries he had suffered, including a head injury.

“Once his condition had been stabilised the man was carefully moved to the air ambulance before being airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“Unfortunately the man’s condition is thought to be serious. The driver of the second car and the lorry, both men, were assessed and discharged at the scene.”

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If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian.

More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your road accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation. Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Source: Coventry Telegraph

Client Receives £1,901 in Whiplash Injury Compensation

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Our expert Road Traffic Accident team recently secured whiplash injury compensation for a client after they were injured in a non-fault collision in Nottingham.

Incident

Our client was correctly proceeding along St Bartholomew’s Road when the defendant failed to pay due care and attention, emerging from a side road when unsafe to do so. As a result, the Defendant’s vehicle collided with the Claimant’s.

Whiplash injury

Our client sustained whiplash injury to their lower back and has suffered with anxiety when travelling since the incident. Unfortunately, due to the injuries sustained in the collision, the claimant was restricted was attempting to carry out day to day activities including DIY, shopping and cooking.

Outcome

Our dedicated team of solicitors secured a total of £1,901 compensation for our client on this occasion.

Whiplash injury compensation

If you have suffered whiplash injury after a road accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of whiplash injury compensation solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your road accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation.
Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

£5,030 Damages Secured for Non-fault Crash

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Our team of expert road traffic accident solicitors recently secured over £5,000 in damages for a client after they were injured in a non-fault crash.

Milad Hussain was travelling along Commercial Road in London in his Vauxhall Zafira when the Defendant negligently changed lanes when it was unsafe to do so, colliding with Mr Hussain’s correctly proceeding vehicle.

Our client’s injuries included whiplash and soft tissue damage to his right shoulder and lower back. Mr Hussain avers that his asthma has worsened since the accident, adding that he loses breath quickly and more frequently than before, which has restricted his regular exercise patterns.

Our RTA team managed to secure a total of £5,030 in compensation for Mr Hussain on this occasion.

Compensation following a non-fault crash – expert advice

If you have been injured in a non-fault crash or collision, contact our dedicated team of road accident solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident‘ page.

To begin your road accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation.
Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Update: 7 Dead & 50 Injured after Tram Derails

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Seven people have died and a further fifty or so remain in hospital following the derailment of a tram in Croydon yesterday morning.

Incident

The tram driver, a man in his 40s from Beckenham, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. According to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB), the tram was travelling at a “significantly higher speed than is permitted”. British Transport Police have confirmed that they are investigating a number of factors, including whether the driver fell asleep.

Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock said:

“We can confirm that at least seven people have lost their lives as a result of this incident.

“Our officers will continue to work tirelessly throughout the evening to formally identify them and provide care and support for their families.”

Yesterday’s crash is thought to be the first in the UK involving fatalities on board a tram since 1959.

The Commissioner of Transport for London, Mike Brown, said of the incident:

“Clearly something has gone catastrophically wrong and we will work tirelessly and quickly with the emergency services, the tram operator First Group and others to establish the cause.”

According to the RAIB that the tram was negotiating a “sharp, left-hand curve”, which has a speed limit of 12mph, when it derailed where the track branches. As of this morning, the tram remains on its side near an underpass just past Sandilane tram stop.

Witness accounts

A 30 year old man from Croydon, Martin Bamford, was on the tram at the time of the incident and was taken to hospital with fractured ribs. According to Mr Bamford “everyone just literally went flying”, he went on to say that people were screaming and there was “blood everywhere”. He added:

“There was a woman that was on top of me … I don’t think she made it at all. She wasn’t responsive.”

Other witnesses have said that they saw people screaming and crying, with people trapped underneath the tram calling for help. One witness, Andy Smith, who was waiting at a nearby bus stop said he heard “what sounded like a screeching noise, then a bang”. He added:

“[I looked] down the track and I saw carnage. There was a lot of screaming, panicking and commotion. It was a macabre scene.”

More than 50 admitted to hospital

St George’s Hospital in Tooting confirmed it was treating 20 people, four of whom were seriously injured. Dr Phil Moss, clinical director at the hospital, said three were having surgery that could require a hospital stay of “several days or even weeks”.

Meanwhile, 31 patients arrived by ambulance and seven others on foot at Croydon University Hospital, according to the hospital’s medical director Dr Nnenna Osuji.

A book of condolences has opened at Croydon town hall. The police have also set up a number – 0800 0560154 – for friends and family to call for information.

Personal injury claims – expert advice

Hampson Hughes Solicitors specialises in providing expert support and guidance in cases of non-fault accidents. If you believe that you may be entitled to personal injury compensation, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation. Call us on 0800 888 6 888 or send an email to info@hh-law.co.uk.

Source: BBC News

Two Trapped after Tram Overturns in Croydon

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A tram has overturned in Croydon, South London this morning leaving two people trapped and a further 40 plus injured.

The incident, involving a two-car vehicle, occurred at about 6.10am in a tunnel near the Sandilands tram stop. Originally five people were trapped however three have been freed since early reports this morning.

A spokeswoman for London Fire Brigade said:

“A two-car tram overturned. Five persons are confirmed trapped, and 40 persons injured.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“We are attending an incident in the Croydon area and have multiple resources on the way.”

Witnesses to the incident, including 23 year old Hannah Collier, said they saw people being carried away on stretchers.

“I heard a massive crash at about 6.15am, then heard shouting, then the emergency services arrived. I’d say there are roughly 20-30 vehicles there now, then they started bringing up the casualties, some very seriously injured.”

Police described the accident a “serious incident” and images on social media have shown emergency services working at the scene.

The London Tramlink Twitter feed confirmed this morning that no services were operating between Reeves Corner and Addington Village/Harrington Road.

Personal injury claims – expert advice

Hampson Hughes Solicitors specialises in providing expert support and guidance in cases of non-fault accidents. If you believe that you may be entitled to personal injury compensation, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation. Call us on 0800 888 6 888 or send an email to info@hh-law.co.uk.

Source: Guardian

Woman Cut Free following Head on Collision

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A woman has had to be cut free following a head on collision involving two cars earlier this week.

The head on collision took place on a country lane in Woodborough, Nottinghamshire just after 5.30pm on Monday evening.

Emergency services were called following reports that one of the drivers involved was trapped in her car. Fire crews attended the scene and heavy cutting equipment was required in order to free the woman from the vehicle after the road accident.

The drivers of both cars were taken to hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.

A spokeswoman for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said:

“We were called at 6.01pm to a road traffic collision in Lingwood Lane, Woodborough.

“This was two cars in collision, with one female trapped. She was extricated by the service and taken to hospital by East Midlands Ambulance Service.”

Begin your road accident claim

If you have been injured in a road accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your road accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation. Call 0800 888 6 888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Source: Nottingham Post

Man Suffers Minor Injuries after Tractor Overturns

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A man has walked away from a serious road traffic accident with just minor hand injuries.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 7.30am on Monday morning after a tractor overturned and rolled onto a car on the A10 in Hilgay, Norfolk.

Fire crews were required to free the driver of the car, who was later taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn. The driver of the tractor was unhurt.

Begin your road accident claim

If you have been injured in a road accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your road accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation. Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Source: ITV News