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Woman injured by car at pelican crossing receives five-figure settlement

20 June 2017

A pedestrian who was injured when she was knocked down by a car at a pelican crossing received a five-figure settlement.

What happened: Our client was crossing the road at a pelican crossing. The defendant driver went through red traffic lights and collided with our client. 

Impact: She sustained a fracture to her right knee requiring surgery, soft tissue injuries to her head, foot, hip and elbows. She also suffered a loss of consciousness resulting in memory loss and psychological injuries. As a result, she was absent from work for 16 weeks.

How Slater and Gordon helped: We brought a road traffic accident claim against the defendant. Liability was admitted for the accident. We arranged for medical examinations with a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and a psychologist in order to value the claim. The claim concluded in a five-figure settlement. 

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