£115,000 awarded for arm injuries to a pedestrian
Solicitors secured compensation of £115,000 in a pedestrian accident compensation claim for a 65 year-old man in 2013. The man sustained arm injuries when he was run over on a pavement by a car four years earlier
The claimant was walking on a pavement. The defendant reversed out of his property without checking for pedestrians. The car collided with the claimant causing injuries to his arm.
The injury was diagnosed as a proximal right humeral fracture to the arm. X-rays showed the fracture to be complex.
The joint of the arm was damaged as well as the humerus being fractured. Surgery to repair the fracture with screws and a plate was needed.
The claimant was right handed. His fracture caused a significant restriction in the use of his right arm. He had to use his left arm for 95% of tasks following the fracture.
The man could not move his right arm above the elbow. The restriction in use of his right arm was diagnosed as permanent.
Domestic life was affected, as the man could no longer drive, perform household tasks or carry out his hobby of fishing.
It was alleged that the driver of the car was negligent insofar as he failed to heed the claimant as he reversed from his drive.
The accident caused injuries to the claimant's dominant right arm requiring extensive treatment including surgery.
Following surgery the arm was restricted by 95% so the claimant had to use his left arm for most tasks.
The man would be left with permanent restrictions to his right arm. He would be unable to do DIY, partake in hobbies or drive as he had.
Conclusion and settlement
Lliability was admitted and the matter concluded by way of an out of Court settlement.
Compensation of £115,000 was accepted.
£30,000 of the damages was attributed to "pain, suffering and loss of amenity."
A further amount of £73,000 was awarded for past and future care and DIY expenses.
Additional amounts were awarded for future transport costs and other expenses likely to occur.
How Quittance Can Help
If you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, call Quittance on 0800 612 7456 for a no obligation consultation and to find out if you could claim compensation. Alternatively you can complete an online form and we will call you back at a time of your choosing.