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.
Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Rachel Coulson is a chartered legal executive and personal injury lawyer at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Sheffield.
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.
Decision: A settlement of £25,000 was agreed.
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