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22 June 2016
A British coach driver was awarded damages following a road traffic accident in Germany which resulted in two years of medical treatment.
Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Nicola Rostron is a travel litigation lawyer at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.
What Happened: Our client was a coach driver. He was driving a coach in Germany when a third party vehicle heading towards him lost control of their vehicle and collided with the coach. The third party had a heart attack at the wheel.
Impact: Our client was physically and emotionally affected by the accident. He suffered soft tissue injuries for 24 months as well as travel anxiety. As a result of his injuries he incurred medical costs, treatment and travel costs.
How Slater and Gordon Helped: We brought our client’s case in England, his home country, despite the fact the accident happened in Germany. We arranged for him to be treated through a private physio therapist in order to facilitate his recovery.
Decision: The third party German insurer admitted liability for the accident, and a settlement of £5,166.19 was awarded.
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