Passenger injured as driver answers mobile telephone

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Passenger injured as driver answers mobile telephone

7th April 2008

A 20 year old woman suffered multiple injuries following a road traffic accident whilst travelling as a rear seat passenger. The driver was distracted whilst trying to answer his mobile telephone and lost control of the vehicle, causing it to collide with a tree.

The Claimant was trapped in the vehicle whilst the emergency services were called. The fire crew had to cut the roof off the vehicle in order to free her before being taken to hospital via ambulance.

She suffered multiple orthopaedic injuries including fractures to both legs, multiple fractures to her spine, a fracture to the right wrist, and rib fractures.

As well as orthopaedic injuries she sustained a laceration to the liver, minor head injury and psychological damage.

The driver of the vehicle was interviewed by the police and reported for taking the car without the owners consent, driving with no insurance and driving on the road whilst over the prescribed limit.

At the time of the accident the Claimant was employed part time as a shop assistant and had not returned to work as a result of her injuries at the time of settlement.

The Claimant accepted damages in the sum of £100,000.00

Jenny Keith, an Associate at Fentons Solicitors, acted for the claimant.

How can Fentons help?

Fentons Solicitors have a specialist Road Traffic Accident department experienced in handling claims for most forms of accidents.

If you think that you have a case or require further information contact Fentons on 0800 0191 297 or fill in the online claims questionnaire.