When a pensioner was knocked down by a delivery van when shopping, Bartletts personal injury solicitors in Wrexham helped him get back on his feet and secured him the compensation he deserved.
The 80-year-old gentleman was visiting his local high street to do a bit of shopping, and was crossing the road using the pedestrian crossing, when a large delivery truck knocked him over. The driver had failed to observe the Highway Code rules for pedestrian crossings and failed to stop his vehicle. The truck collided into the gentleman who was crossing, who was knocked down at force to the road.
An ambulance was called to the scene by passers-by and the pensioner was taken to the accident and emergency department of the local hospital. He was examined and x-rayed, and diagnosed with a serious set of personal injuries including a broken leg, soft tissue damage, and was in severe shock. His broken leg was set in plaster.
Given the nature of his injuries, the gentleman stayed in hospital for a few days to recover and get over the shock of the accident. Once his leg had mended, he was still suffering a considerable amount of ongoing pain, so he was given a course of physiotherapy sessions to help him get mobile again.
The gentleman came to see one of Bartletts’ experienced personal injury solicitors in Wrexham, on recommendation from a member of his family. Our personal injury lawyer quickly set about contacting the van driver’s insurance company and establishing his claim for personal injury compensation.
Bartletts then skilfully negotiated a settlement figure that reflected the level of pain and suffering the gentleman had endured, as well as compensation for the care and assistance he had needed since his accident.