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RJW helps man in Court of Appeal compensation case

RJW helps man in Court of Appeal compensation case

A man who suffered severe personal injuries during an accident abroad has made a step towards being awarded compensation for his health problems.

According to the Bristol Evening Post, Clint Jacobs sustained a broken pelvis and a shattered leg during a road traffic accident while on holiday on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain in December 2007.

Mr Jacobs was hit by an uninsured driver in a retailer's car park and subsequently had to have four operations on his leg - which was broken in 25 places - and was also bound to a wheelchair for a year.

This left him unable to run the construction business he had spent 25 years building up and was then told that he was only entitled to Spanish levels of compensation - which amount to around a quarter of those awarded in the UK.

However, after help from from Kim Owen, Personal Injury Partner at Russell Jones & Walker Solicitors, the Court of Appeal has ruled that he is eligible for damages in this country.

Contact our accident and injury solicitors on 0800 916 9046 or email enquiries@rjw.co.uk if you would like advice on any personal injury matter

Posted by Cheryl Bennett