Young female pedestrian killed in road traffic accident settled for nearly £50,000

5 Oct 2020 | Sam Collard

Sam Collard, an Associate in the Osbornes catastrophic injury team, recently settled a fatal accident claim brought on behalf of the family of an 18-year-old Romanian girl who was tragically killed in a road traffic accident in East London in 2017.

Sam brought a claim against the Defendant driver’s insurer under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 and the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provision) Act 1934.  Liability was disputed between the parties and initially the Defendant’s insurer offered to pay no more than £4,000 to cover repatriation and the funeral expenses.  Despite the inherent injustices of fatal accident claims, which prevent the father of an 18 year old from claiming the statutory bereavement award because his daughter has reached the age of majority, Sam was able to reach an agreement in relation to liability and secure a net settlement of close to £50,000 for the family.  This also avoided inflicting the unpleasant prospect of a trial on the grieving family.

To speak to a member of the Personal Injury team at Osbornes Law call 0207 485 8811 or complete an online enquiry form.

Share this article

Contact

Contact us today

For a free initial conversation call 020 7485 8811

Email us Send us an email and we’ll get back to you






    More from SamVIEW ALL

    1. 2.9.2020

      Lasting damage to ankle following construction...

      Sam Collard, an Associate in the Osbornes’ catastrophic injury team, recently settled an employer’s liability claim for a Romanian...

      Read more
    2. 23.5.2019

      Do sporting bodies take head injuries...

      Jan Vertonghen and Christoph Kramer.  Both are professional football players who have suffered head injuries whilst playing in high profile...

      Read more

    VIEW ALL