One in four accidents on the UK roads is a rear end shunt, where one vehicle goes into the back of another. Although common, this type of collision can leave drivers and passengers with painful soft tissue injuries and whiplash injuries.
Bartletts personal injury solicitors in Chester are highly experienced at securing compensation for victims of rear end shunt accidents.
We recently helped a young healthcare assistant win over £5,000 in compensation for personal injuries following a rear end collision with the car she was driving. The lady was driving to work and slowed down as she approached a junction. The vehicle behind her, a taxi, failed to slow down at the same rate and collided into the back of her car.
There was only a small amount of damage to her car, but the lady was in a considerable amount of shock so an ambulance was called to the scene. She was suffering from pains in her arms and chest and she sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back, caused by the whiplash movement in the accident. She also had altered sensations in her arm.
When she came to see one of Bartletts specialist personal injury lawyers, the lady had been off work for three weeks. She was still suffering from a considerable amount of pain and was too anxious to drive. She needed ongoing physiotherapy treatment and had to take taxis in order to attend.
Our experienced solicitor quickly established a claim for personal injuries and a claim for loss of earnings against the taxi driver’s insurance company. We successfully negotiated settlement of her claim for compensation for personal injuries and loss of earnings on behalf of the lady, enabling her to get the rehabilitation care and treatment she deserved.