Tag: whiplash claims

£2,000 Secured for Whiplash Injuries Following RTA

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The Road Traffic Accident team here at Hampson Hughes Solicitors recently took instruction from a client who suffered whiplash injuries after they were involved in a non-fault collision in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton.

Incident

The Defendant failed to maintain a safe braking distance when driving along Nechells Lane in Wednesfield when they collided with the rear of a stationary third party vehicle. Our client, Miss Gursimran Matharu, was a passenger in the Defendant’s vehicle at the time of the incident.

Injuries

Miss Matharu sustained whiplash injuries to her neck and left shoulder, as well as stomach pains, during the collision. Her symptoms lasted a total of 3 months after the incident.

Our team of experts managed to secure a total of £2,000 in compensation for our client on this occasion.

Commenting on the claims process and her overall experience with Hampson Hughes Solicitors, Miss Matharu said:

“The claim was simple and quick. People were supportive and kind. Really recommend Hampson Hughes Solicitors!”

Begin your road accident claim today

If you have suffered an injury, including whiplash injuries, in a road 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 accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation.
Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

New Life Sentence for Death by Dangerous Driving

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In plans to be put forward by the Ministry of Justice, those who cause death by dangerous driving could be handed life sentences.

New sentences proposed

Offenders who cause death whilst using a mobile phone, street racing or speeding will be handed the same sentence as those charged with manslaughter.

Furthermore, careless drivers who kill – those under the influence of drink or drugs – may also be faced with a life sentence. Currently the sentence for such an offence is limited to a 14 year prison sentence.

Justice Minister Sam Gyimah said:

“Killer drivers ruin lives. Their actions cause immeasurable pain to families, who must endure tragic, unnecessary losses. While impossible to compensate for the death of a loved one, we are determined to make sure the punishment fits the crime.”

Ministry of Justice

A consultation by the Ministry of Justice will ask for views on whether the current maximum sentences should be increased.

The proposed move would see the maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous or careless driving increase from 14 years to life. There would also be a new offence for causing serious injury by careless driving, with a maximum sentence of three years. The current minimum driving ban for those who are convicted of causing death by dangerous/careless driving is also set to be increased.

The department say the consultation ‘delivers on the government’s pledge to consider the sentencing powers available to the courts for the most serious driving offences’. This comes after a total of 122 people were convicted of causing death by dangerous driving in 2015 and a further 21 sentenced for causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence.

Road traffic accident claims – expert advice

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: Guardian

£2,700 Compensation Awarded for Whiplash Injuries

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Our team of dedicated Road Traffic Accident solicitors recently secured personal injury compensation for a client after they suffered whiplash injuries following a head on collision in Barnet, London.

Head on collision

Our client, Miss Janine Greyman, was sat in her stationary vehicle in a car-park at the time of the incident. The Defendant collided head on with Miss Greyman’s vehicle.

Whiplash injuries

Miss Greyman suffered severe whiplash injuries to her neck, which lasted for around 6 months after the accident.

The Defendant in this case admitted liability but would not make an offer suitable for her injuries, which we valued at around £2,500. The Defendant refused to offer more than £1,900.

Successful outcome

We issued Court proceedings for our Client and were successful at the hearing.

Our RTA team secured a total of £2,700 in compensation for Miss Greyman

Commenting on the claims process Miss Greyman added that Hampson Hughes Solicitors ‘works fast’ to secure a positive outcome.

Begin your road accident claim today

If you have been injured in a road 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 accident or whiplash injuries claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation.
Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Car Park Accidents on the Rise Due to Larger Cars

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According to a recent study, the increase in car sizes over recent years has resulted in more car park accidents and demands for larger parking spaces.

Larger vehicles vs small spaces

Popular vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and the Audi Q7 measure 5 meters in length and just less than 2 meters in width, whereas the average parking space is 4.8 meters long and 2.4 meters wide.

Smaller cars are seemingly increasing in size year on year too. The latest Vauxhall Corsa for instance, is 16% larger today than it was 15 years ago.

35% more car park accidents

The study, produced by Accident Exchange, notes that car parking accidents now account for more than 30% of all vehicle related accidents. This equates to around 1,859 car parking accidents every day – 35% more than in 2014.

According to the study, the average repair bill for this accident type costs £2,050 – costing the UK approximately £1.4 billion a year.

NCP announce move

The largest private car park operator in the UK, National Car Parks (NCP), has announced plans to increase the size of many of its parking spaces.

However, this has sparked outrage among those who drive smaller vehicles who argue that larger parking spaces will mean fewer spaces for them.

Speaking to The Times, a spokeswoman for the NCP said:

“We are moving towards making the bays wider as we recognise that vehicles are growing in size, especially SUVs.”

However she added that the NCP also recognised that, particularly in busy car parks such as those at railway stations, there is an ‘extremely fine balance’ between the number of spaces available and bigger spaces.

Road traffic accident claims – expert advice

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: Sky News

£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.

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

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.”

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 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.