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16 November 2016
A motorist received a six-figure settlement when a reckless driver caused a multi-vehicle road traffic accident, in which his passenger was killed and he suffered extensive injuries.
Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Kieran Mitchell is a travel and international litigation solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in London.
What Happened: Our client was involved in a road traffic accident in Ireland. He was driving with a passenger when a vehicle heading in the opposite direction, at speed, inexplicably veered into his lane, causing a head-on collision.
The vehicles travelling behind our client then collided with his car too.
Impact: The passenger in our client’s car was killed and he suffered a serious orthopaedic injury, a head injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder. His mobility has been significantly impaired and his ability to go about his activities of daily living have diminished.
How Slater and Gordon Helped: We brought a claim against the insurers of the vehicle that collided with him. We were able to achieve a significant amount of damages, which will allow him to employ the services of carers. We have, in addition, assisted him with his involvement in the criminal proceedings, in Ireland, against the offending driver.
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