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Compensation for post traumatic stress disorder following car crash

Bartletts persistence wins compensation for car crash victim with PTSD

Being involved in a road traffic collision can be a stressful experience, particularly when the person who was at fault denies responsibility. This can make it difficult to claim compensation for personal injuries and loss of earnings.

This is where an excellent personal injury lawyer can make all the difference. Bartletts specialist personal injury solicitors in Chester, recently helped a victim of a car crash win the compensation he deserved.

The 30-year-old sales assistant was driving along a main road in his company Audi at approximately 20 miles per hour when a BMW car suddenly pulled out of a side road directly in front of him. The man had no time to stop and his car collided with the BMW, the front of his Audi hitting the front right wheel of the BMW.

The man suffered sprains to the soft tissues of his neck, mid and lower back and both shoulders. He suffered from pain over his upper trapezius muscles and his left knee, as well as on and off altered sensation to both hands. Following the incident, he experienced a reduced sleep pattern and headaches, and became highly anxious about similar accidents occurring.

The man was examined by his local GP, followed by a clinical psychologist before he was referred to a cognitive behavioural therapy therapist where he was diagnosed with situational phobia and post traumatic stress disorder. He also received a course of physiotherapy to help with his pain.

When the man came to see our expert personal injury solicitors in Chester, he was still suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and had been unable to work due to his injuries. Our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers saw how traumatised the salesman was and got straight to work to establish who was responsible for the crash.

Initially, the BMW driver denied it was his fault but our solicitors were undeterred. Our persistence paid off, when at exchange of statements the BMW driver finally admitted he was responsible. Bartletts Solicitors successfully won a claim against the driver’s insurance company for compensation for personal injuries, compensation for loss of earnings and compensation for the cost of therapy.

For free and impartial legal advice regarding your personal injury, please contact Bartletts Solicitors on Freephone 0800 988 3674 or Chester - 01244 405 399 or from a mobile on 0333 200 4465  or email