Damages of £64,000 recovered for a left hip fracture of the femoral neck during a road traffic accident

Our client, an established music artist, sustained a road traffic accident while riding his scooter in London.  He was turning right into a minor road when a 4 x 4 vehicle collided with him.  The front bumper of the 4 x 4 vehicle collided with our client’s scooter and the impact knocked him onto the road.  He landed heavily on his left side. 

Our client sustained a left hip fracture of the femoral neck.  He was treated at hospital and his treatment included surgery and physiotherapy.  He was deemed to be at risk of developing avascular necrosis in the future.  Avascular necrosis results from loss of blood to the bone and can cause the bone to weaken and collapse.

We pursued a claim on our client’s behalf against the driver of the 4 x 4 vehicle who initially disputed that he had caused the accident.  We were able to demonstrate that our client had precedence and that the defendant driver was primarily responsible for the accident.  We obtained robust evidence, including a police report and witness evidence to support our client’s position.

Following this, despite the defendant driver refusing to admit fault, the parties agreed to embark upon settlement discussions.  The quantification of the claim was complicated by the fact that our client works in the entertainment industry where income can fluctuate considerably year to year.  We were able to demonstrate how our client’s earnings had suffered as a result of having to take several months off to recover and that he had missed various promotional events.  After negotiations the parties agreed settlement terms with damages amounting to £64,000.

If you, or a member of your family has experienced a similar situation and would like to know more, please visit our Medical Negligence and Personal Injury page or email clinnegenquiries@kingsleynapley.co.uk 

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