Personal Injury

Sue's life changed forever when she was hit by a damaged tree

When Sue Mould was out for a run, she was hit by a damaged tree which fell on her, breaking her back and dislocating her spine. Watch Sue as she tells her story.

18 February 2022

Sue was an active person who enjoyed running. One morning she had a headache so decided to go for a run to clear her head. On that day, Sue's life changed forever.

She was hit on the head by a falling tree which pinned her to the ground, breaking her back and dislocating her spine.

Sue had savings for her retirement but given her home was not fit for wheelchair use, she had to use those savings to adapt her home; putting in a lift, widening doors, having a wet room fitted. That's when Sue turned to Slater and Gordon.

Slater and Gordon's experts pursued a claim against the land owner responsible for maintaining the tree which caused Sue's accident.

The case was successful and Sue received compensation that meant she could adapt her home and cover the costs of her future care needs.

"Winning the court case means any financial worries are gone. I've managed to get my downstairs adapted for me and if I need new kit like a wheelchair, I can afford to get the wheelchair that I need. It's made a massive difference and will continue to make a massive difference."

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury and would like legal advice from one of our experts, please contact us.

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