Osbornes Personal Injury Lawyers Help Client Receive Six Figure Sum After Being Knocked Down on Road
News article published on: 8th October 2018
Osbornes acted for a self employed yoga teacher who suffered severe injuries when she was knocked down by a car on a pedestrian crossing.
Her injuries included a four part fracture to the right shoulder, for which she underwent surgical fixation with a metal plate and screws. Whilst the fracture was healing the Claimant was severely incapacitated and was unable to lift and carry her baby son, having to rely on paid child care. She was unable to practice or teach yoga and so her growing business stalled.
Civil liability was admitted in full after the driver was successfully prosecuted by the police for careless driving.
Expert evidence was then obtained in order to substantiate the various physical and psychological injuries and to give a prognosis. Despite a good recovery from her injuries the Claimant was significantly restricted in how much yoga she was able to practice; importantly the prognosis was that her shoulder would not return to normal and indeed that there was a risk of degenerative change in the joint.
The case was therefore put on the basis that the Claimant could not continue with her yoga business and would instead have to retrain in a different discipline. The resultant loss included several years’ earnings to allow her to go back to college, to then set up an alternative business and to build it back up to the pre-accident level of the yoga business.
High Court proceedings were issued but the case then settled for £105,000.
Stuart Kightley, partner and specialist personal injury lawyer comments:
“The injuries our client sustained as a result of being run over at a crossing had a devastating impact on her ability to care for baby son whilst she recovered from her injuries and meant that she could no longer grow her business. The damages she received enabled her to find a new career path and grow this to support her, as was the case with her yoga business.”
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