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Six Figure Settlement For Victim of Road Accident Abroad

21 September 2016

A British woman travelling overseas suffered serious injuries following a road traffic accident that left her unable to work.

Slater and Gordon Lawyer: 

Paul McClorry is a personal injury lawyer and the head of the travel law team at Slater and Gordon in Manchester.

Nicola Rostron is an associate, specialising in travel litigation at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.

Settlement: £450,000

What Happened: Our client was abroad when she was involved in a road traffic accident which was not her fault.

Impact: Our client suffered serious fractures to her arm, and later developed chronic regional pain syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder. Because of her injuries she was unable to work and suffered loss of earnings.

How Slater and Gordon Helped: This case posed difficulties because it happened abroad, but we successfully argued that English law applied and managed to securer an admission of liability from the other party’s insurer.

We obtained significant expert evidence in support of our client’s loss of earnings claim and were able to settle the case without her having to go through the trauma of a trial.  

Decision: £450,000


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