Tag: Fatal Injury

£5,030 Damages Secured for Non-fault Crash

Image of two men having a conversation following a Road Traffic Accident with crashed cars in the backgrounf

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

Image of a blue and white tram stop sign

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

Image of a red and white tram moving at speed

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

Image of emergency services attending the scene of a road traffic accident at night

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

Image of a man driving a red tractor along a country lane

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

Bicycle Accident: Cyclist Dies after Collision with Lorry

Image of London skyline including Tower Bridge

A female cyclist was killed in a bicycle accident, when she collided with a lorry on her way to work earlier this week.

Lucia Ciccioli was hit just before 8am on Monday 24th October as she rode through rush-hour traffic in London.

Medical teams, including London’s air ambulance, attended the scene but nothing could be done for the victim.

One witness said he saw police officers from a nearby station rush to Miss Ciccoli’s aid. They added that the scene was “too traumatic” to describe.

The lorry driver involved in the collision stopped after the crash and was not arrested by police.

Information released by the construction logistics and cyclists safety network noted that the lorry was travelling west towards Wandsworth. It was not making a turn at the time of the accident.

Miss Ciccioli’s father said their family has been destroyed by the incident:

“We are destroyed. We still cannot comprehend what has happened, we don’t believe it.”

The 32 year old waitress is the seventh person to die whilst cycling in London this year.

Bicycle accident claims – expert advice

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to maximum personal injury compensation. Depending on your circumstances, we may be able to help you to secure private medical care as part of your bicycle accident claim.

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

Source: The Guardian

£3,510 for Passenger Involved in Motorway Crash

Image of cars driving along UK motorway at sunset

Our dedicated personal injury lawyers have helped to secure compensation for a passenger involved in a non-fault road traffic accident.

The accident occurred when the defendant, who failed to maintain safe and proper control of their vehicle, swerved into another lane on the motorway.

This resulted in a collision with another vehicle, which our client, Chelsea Toft, was a passenger in.

Impact occurred at around 60mph, causing physical injuries and major travel anxiety for Miss Toft.

As a result of this we managed to secure £3,510 in damages for Miss Toft on this occasion.

As well as the securing the above compensation for Miss Toft, we arranged cognitive behavioural therapy to help manage her psychological injuries.

Miss Toft said:

“Thank you! My accident took a toll on me psychologically and Hampson Hughes Solicitors ensured I got the right care and support.”

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

Damages Awarded after Non-Fault Collision with Car Door

Image of a man's hand opening a car door

Our road traffic accident team have helped to secure compensation for a client who suffered whiplash injuries following a non-fault collision.

Non-fault collision

The non-fault collision occurred when the defendant opened their car door into the path of the claimants vehicle.

Our client, who was unable to avoid the oncoming hazard, suffered whiplash injuries to her neck from the impact, which lasted for two months.

Successful outcome

Following the accident our client received £1,350 damages.

Tha Claimant said:

“I would absolutely recommend Hampson Hughes Solicitors. The service I received was excellent and very quick. The team kept me fully informed and answered any queries I had in a straight forward manner.

“Should I ever be in the unfortunate position to require these services again I would not hesitate to contact them. I would also recommend them to my family and friends with complete confidence. Thank you for your help!”

Begin your road traffic accident claim

If you have been injured following a non-fault collision, 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.

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

Car Passenger Receives £2,800 for Road Traffic Accident

Image of a rear end road traffic accident involving two cars

Our personal injury solicitors have helped to secure compensation for a car passenger involved in a road traffic accident (RTA).

Mr Wesley Crook was sat in his friend’s vehicle when the accident took place near Leasowe Gardens, Wirral.

Mr Crook’s friend’s vehicle, which was stationary at the time, was hit when the defendant reversed when it was unsafe to do so.

As a result of the accident, the front of the vehicle Mr Crook was in sustained significant damage and our client suffered injuries including discomfort to his neck and back. Mr Crook also suffered travel anxiety and sleep disturbance following the accident.

Initially the third party advised us they wanted to investigate in to matters further, however they admitted liability soon after.

Our expert Road Traffic Accident team were able to secure £2,800 in compensation for Mr Crook.

Begin your road traffic accident claim

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 the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can 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.

Over £6,000 Compensation Secured for Non-Fault Collision

Image of a man and a woman exchanging details following a Road Traffic Accident

The road traffic accident team here at Hampson Hughes Solicitors have recently secured whiplash compensation for a client who was injured during a non-fault collision.

Non-fault collision

Our client was a passenger in a stationary car at the time of the incident. The defendant was travelling in their car and failed to stop, colliding with the rear of a third vehicle. Upon impact, the third vehicle shunted into the car in which our client was a passenger.

Whiplash injuries

The claimant sustained whiplash injuries to their neck and back, however they did not recover in line with a prognosis they received and so further medical evidence was needed. Our client recovered within 2 months from the date of the accident in terms of their neck injury and injuries to their back took 12 months recovery in total.

Successful outcome

The defendant admitted liability in this case.

Our expert RTA team managed to secure a total of £6,073 compensation for our client.

Begin your road traffic accident claim

If you have been injured in a non-fault collision, 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 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 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.