Tag: Fatal injury compensation

£1,766 Awarded following Non-Fault Crash

Image of a damaged bumper on a silver car following a Road Traffic Accident

The Road Traffic Accident team here at Hampson Hughes Solicitors recently secured personal injury compensation for a client who suffered whiplash injuries in a non-fault road accident.

Non-fault road accident

At the time of the incident, our client was stationary when the defendant failed to stop. As a result, the defendant’s Nissan Duke collided with the rear of the claimant’s Ford Fiesta.

Whiplash injuries

Our client sustained whiplash type injuries to her neck and back in the collision, and reports suffering with travel anxiety in the time since the accident. Furthermore, the claimant’s whiplash injuries restricted simple movements such as bending, stretching and lifting.

Successful outcome

On this occasion Hampson Hughes Solicitors managed to secure a total of £1,766 in personal injury compensation for our client.

Road traffic accident claims – specialist advice

If you have suffered whiplash as a result of a non-fault road traffic accident, contact us today. Whether you have been injured as a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist, we could help you secure maximum compensation.

Call 0800 888 6888 or send an email to info@hampsonhughes.com

Man who steered car with knees admits dangerous driving

A man who hit the headlines for steering his Ford KA with his knees after claiming it was too small has been given a suspended sentence for further driving offences.

Incident

Adam Elliott, a car dealer, from Newcastle, was involved in a police chase in March which resulted in a road accident involving three vehicles.

Elliott drove on the wrong side of the road before crashing into a stationary bus and another vehicle, driven by a woman accompanied by her two young children. According to the woman:

‘He tried to get through a gap that did not exist between her and the bus’

The crash came a couple of days before Elliott was due to appear in court for a separate incident. In January 2016 he was caught driving a roofless Ford KA with his knees whilst sitting on the headrest and waving.

Dangerous Driving

Elliott admitted dangerous driving; failing to stop; driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance at Newcastle Crown Court. He was handed a nine month jail term, suspended for 18 months.

Following on from his sentence Elliott told the court:

‘There is no justification for my actions in this incident.

‘I don’t want to try to justify them; what happened was wrong and was a moment of foolishness.’

The car dealer was also disqualified from driving for two years and nine months.

Road traffic accident compensation claims – expert advice

If you’ve been injured in a road accident as a result of a dangerous driver, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.

Contact our team of expert Road Traffic Accident Solicitors today. Call 0800 888 6888, or send an email to info@hampsonhughes.com.

Source: Sky News

£2,201 Compensation Secured for Whiplash Injuries

Our team of dedicated Road Traffic Accident solicitors recently secured compensation for a client who suffered whiplash injuries during a non-fault collision.

Incident

Our client was a passenger in a stationary vehicle at a junction when the defendant, travelling in the opposite direction, ran a red light and collided with the claimant’s vehicle.

Injuries

Our client sustained whiplash injuries to his neck and shoulders. He also was anxious travelling for a number of weeks following on from the incident. Our client reports that his usual working capabilities were restricted along with childcare, shopping, playing football and running.

Successful outcome

On this occasion Hampson Hughes Solicitors managed to secure a total of £2,201 in personal injury compensation for our client.

Commenting after their case was settled, our client said:

“From start to finish the service was great. I was always kept informed of the progress.”

Road traffic claims – specialist advice

If you have suffered whiplash as a result of a non-fault road traffic accident, contact us today. Whether you have been injured as a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist, we could help you secure maximum compensation.

Call 0800 888 6888 or send an email to info@hampsonhughes.com

£3,025 Damages Secured for Rear-End Collision

Image of a Female Driver Making Phone Call After a Road Traffic Accident With Head In Hands.

Our Road Traffic Accident team recently secured personal injury compensation for a client who sustained severe whiplash injuries in a non-fault accident.

Rear-end collision

At the time of the incident our client was stationary in her vehicle when the defendant failed to stop. As a result, the defendant collided with the rear of her vehicle.

Whiplash injuries

Our client sustained whiplash injuries to her neck, back and shoulders. She also suffered from discomfort to her knee and her foot. Our client reports that her usual activities of cooking, cleaning, shopping and driving were restricted for a number of weeks following the crash.

Settlement

On this occasion, Hampson Hughes Solicitors managed to secured a total of £3,025 in compensation for our client.

Road traffic claims – specialist advice

If you have suffered whiplash as a result of a non-fault road traffic accident, contact us today. Whether you have been injured as a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist, we could help you secure maximum compensation.

Call 0800 888 6888 or send an email to info@hampsonhughes.com

RTA Team Secures £2,529 for Cycling Accident

Our team of dedicated Road Traffic Accident solicitors recently secured maximum personal injury compensation for a client who sustained personal injuries in a non-fault cycling accident.

Incident

At the time of the incident our client, Mr Cork, was riding his bicycle when the defendant emerged from a side road at a time when it was unsafe to do so. As a result the defendant collided with the left side of our clients bicycle, knocking Mr Cork to the ground.

Injuries

Mr Cork sustained injuries to his knee and discomfort to his chest following the accident. Our client also reports that he was unable to walk for some time afterwards. Furthermore, Mr Cork added that his usual sleeping pattern was severely disrupted for around three months after the accident.

Road Traffic Claims – Specialist advice

If you have suffered as a result of a non-fault road traffic accident, contact us today. Whether you have been injured as a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist, we can help.

Call 0800 888 6888 or send an email to info@hampsonhughes.com

Over £1,700 Secured for Whiplash Injuries after Crash

Our Road Traffic Accident team recently took instruction from a client who suffered whiplash injuries in a non-fault collision.

Incident

At the time of the incident, the claimant was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a non-fault crash. The defendant failed to maintain a safe breaking distance and collided with the rear of the vehicle our client was a passenger in.

Whiplash injuries

As a result of the accident, the claimant suffered whiplash injuries to their neck, back and shoulders. Our client reports that their regular duties, such as looking after their children, shopping and general house work, were restricted for a number of weeks after the incident due to the whiplash injuries sustained.

Successful outcome

Liability was admitted in this case.

Our team of dedicated Personal Injury solicitors secured a total of £1,788.50 in compensation on this occasion.

Following settlement, our client commented:

“Thank you for all your help! The process has been hassle free!”

Road traffic accident compensation – expert advice

If you’ve suffered whiplash injuries after a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. Whether you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist, or as a pedestrian Hampson Hughes Solicitors could help you claim maximum personal injury compensation.

More information can be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page, or contact our dedicated team of solicitors today on 0800 888 6 888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Woman Who Caused Serious Injury to Cyclist is Jailed

A 25 year old woman who caused serious injuries to a cyclist after she knocked him off his bike and into a tree has been jailed for three years.

Damien Doughty spent three days in intensive care for serious injuries including a punctured lung, broken hand and a severe laceration to his liver after Justine Henshaw-Bryan drove into him.

Ms Henshaw-Bryan was found guilty by a jury at Wood Green Crown Court of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Sentencing her, Judge Gregory Perrins told her:

“This was a calculated attempt to run him over and use your car as a weapon,

“It would have been obvious that to do so would have carried significant risk of injury.”

The judge added that Ms Henshaw-Bryan’s actions on 10 February 2016 could have killed Mr Doughty.

Road traffic accident compensation claims – expert advice

If you’ve been injured in a Road Traffic Accident as a cyclist, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.

Contact our team of expert Road Traffic Accident Solicitors today. Call 0800 888 6888, or send an email to info@hampsonhughes.com.

Source: BBC News; Cyclist Weekly

Motorist Guilty of Causing Serious Injury to Cyclist

A motorist who knocked a cyclist off his bike and into a tree has been found guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Incident

Cycle courier Damien Doughty was knocked off his bike on 10 February 2016 following an exchange with Justine Henshaw-Bryan over her using a mobile phone while driving.

The cyclist confronted 25 year old Henshaw-Bryan after he noticed she was using her phone at the wheel when she pulled out of a side road in front of him.

Henshaw-Bryan swore at Mr Doughty and he responded by kicking her wing mirror before cycling away. He told Wood Green Crown Court:

“Quite quickly, I realised the car was chasing me. It was getting very, very close.

“Realising how close the car was, really feeling like it was going to knock me off, I took a sharp left. I was going 20, maybe slightly more.

“I thought the car wouldn’t be able to get round that corner at the same rate to catch me.”

The court was then shown CCTV footage of Henshaw-Bryan’s vehicle swerving to the left, hitting Mr Doughty before driving off.

In court, Henshaw-Bryan claimed that her then boyfriend took control of the wheel, causing her to swerve into the cyclist. However both he and the court rejected this claim.

Serious injuries

As a result of the collision, Mr Doughty was knocked off his bike and crashed into a tree. He sustained serious injuries including a punctured lung and broken hand, as well as a severe tear to his liver. He required intensive care and was unable to work for an extended period of time.

Guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving

A jury found Henshaw-Bryan guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and as a result, she could face up to five years in jail. She will be sentenced on Wednesday 10 May 2017.

If you’ve been injured in a Road Traffic Accident as a cyclist, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.

Contact our team of expert Road Traffic Accident solicitors today. Call 0800 888 6888, or send an email to info@hampsonhughes.com.

Source: Cycling Weekly

Over £2,000 Compensation Awarded for Whiplash Injuries

Image of two parties exchanging details following a road traffic accident

Our team of expert road traffic accident solicitors recently took instruction from a client who suffered whiplash injuries in a non-fault collision in Workington, Cumbria.

Incident

At the time of the accident, the claimant was travelling at approximately 20-30 miles an hour along Bridge Street, Workington. The defendant emerged from a junction when it was unsafe to do so, causing a collision with the offside of our client’s vehicle.

Whiplash injuries

As a result of the non-fault collision, our client suffered from soft tissue damage and whiplash injuries. They described their injuries as discomfort to their neck, shoulders and right arm. Our client added that since the accident he has suffered with nightly sleep disturbances.

Successful outcome

On this occasion our team managed to secure a total of £2,358.50 in personal compensation.

Pleased with the service they received from Hampson Hughes Solicitors, our client commented:

I’ve used Hampson Hughes Solicitors on three separate occasions and would definitely return should I need to use their services again. Highly recommended!

Road traffic accident compensation – expert advice

If you’ve suffered whiplash injuries after a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation.

Whether you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist, or as a pedestrian Hampson Hughes Solicitors could help you claim maximum personal injury compensation. More information can be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page, or contact our dedicated team of solicitors today on 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

£2,500 Compensation Secured for Whiplash Injuries

Our team of dedicated personal injury solicitors recently took instruction from a client who suffered whiplash injuries as a passenger in a non-fault crash.

Collision

Daniel Brunning was a passenger in a vehicle that proceeded through green lights at a ‘t-junction’. The Claimant vehicle intended to turn right but as it did so, the Defendant proceeded through what would have been a red light on the main road and collided with the nearside of the Claimant’s vehicle.

As a result of the collision the Claimant vehicle was damaged and Mr Brunning suffered whiplash injuries.

Liability disputed

Liability was initially disputed; and the drivers file was litigated. However, thankfully an independent witness came forward who confirmed the Third Party was at fault and as such, the Defendants proceeded to settle both the driver and the passenger file.

Successful outcome

On this occasion we secured a total of £2,500 in whiplash injury compensation for our client.

Commenting on the claims process with Hampson Hughes Solicitors, Mr Brunning said:

Hampson Hughes as a company is fantastic! 10/10 for everything as they kept me up to date with every chapter of the case and supported me in every way possible.”

Whiplash injuries compensation – expert advice

If you’ve suffered whiplash injuries after a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. Contact our dedicated team of solicitors today on 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Whether you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist, or as a pedestrian Hampson Hughes Solicitors could help you claim maximum personal injury compensation. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.