Motorcycle accident case settles for £90,000

9 Aug 2021 | Rob Aylott
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Our client’s journey from devastating accident to settlement

Mr H was a hard-working security operative. He and his wife both worked full time and they were planning to start a family.

Details of the accident

The accident occurred when Mr H was riding his motorbike through a junction in Finchley when a car driver cut across his path into a side road without looking and into collision with Mr H, who fell under his bike. He suffered serious chest injuries and was airlifted to hospital where he remained in intensive care for several days until he was able to breathe again unassisted. As well as fractures to the chest wall he sustained post-traumatic stress disorder from this near-death experience and a bad fracture to the wrist of the dominant hand which required metalwork fixation surgery.

Impact on Mr H’s Life and Career

Mr H returned to work after a few weeks and was promoted to a managerial position where he was not required to do doorman work, but was unable to cope with the demands of that job and instead sought less stressful non-frontline security work. He was not able to lift and carry his newborn baby and family life was very restricted.

He had four further operations, three to the wrist and one to the chest, over the following two years. By that time he was still in security work but avoiding confrontational work.

Insurers contest value of the claim

Liability was admitted early on but the defendant’s insurers contested the value of the claim. Court proceedings were issues, witness statements were served, experts’ reports were obtained by both sides in orthopaedics, cardiothoracic surgery and psychiatry, and the case was listed for trial.

The claim was valued on the basis that Mr H would continue to earn less than his full earnings potential because he was physically and psychologically unable to return to door security work; in addition, there were claims for the care provided by his wife, for the damage to his bike gear, and for the cost of future private medical treatment.

Improved offer of £90k accepted

Mr H’s case was settled shortly before trial when, having earlier rejected an offer of £60,000, he accepted an improved offer of £90,000.

How Osbornes Law can help

If you or a loved one has suffered a similar accident, don’t face it alone. Our expert legal team is here to help you navigate the complexities of your case and secure the compensation you deserve.

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