Client Nick Bushaway Motorycycle Motorbike Amputation

Personal Injury

Nick was involved in a motorcycle collision which resulted in him losing his leg

Nick Bushaway was riding his motorcycle when a driver pulled out causing a serious collision. As a result, Nick lost his leg. Watch his story and how Slater and Gordon helped.

01 September 2021

Our client

Nick was riding his motorbike to a friend’s house, wearing a fluorescent jacket and all his safety gear, when a car pulled out and forced him onto the other side of the road. The car then turned right which made Nick hit the front of the car.

Immediately after the collision, Nick knew that something bad had happened to his leg as he was in horrendous pain. An ambulance arrived and took him straight to hospital where he received treatment for his severely damaged leg.

When Nick returned home from hospital, he was in so much pain that he remained housebound and this caused him to suffer depression. After four years of unsuccessful treatments and 13 operations, Nick made the very difficult decision to undergo an operation to have his leg amputated.

Learning to walk again was quite difficult for Nick at first and it took him a while to get used to it, but he challenged himself and pushed himself to move forward and concentrate on getting healthier.

The case so far

Nick contacted Slater and Gordon to pursue a road traffic accident claim on his behalf. They ensured that Nick was seen by the best available consultants and got the best possible result. Nick was awarded a seven figure settlement which means he can get much better prosthetic legs.

Nick says: "It sort of made my life - now I can move on. You know, I can move into a property and be independent again. You know, it’s helped quite a lot."

How Slater and Gordon can help you

At Slater and Gordon, our experts have experience in working closely with clients who’ve suffered serious injuries in a road traffic accident, and helping them to achieve justice.

If you or a loved one have suffered due to a road traffic accident, you need experts you can talk to and trust. Our team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers can take you through the claims process on a No Win No Fee basis, which means there is no financial risk to making a claim. To speak to an expert today, call us on 0330 041 5869, or contact us online.

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