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Substantial accident compensation for hit and run by untraced motorcyclist

When a student suffered incapacitating injuries after a hit and run by a motorcyclist, Bartletts personal injury solicitors in Chester helped him secure a substantial sum in accident compensation to get him back on the road to recovery.

The 18 year old university student was walking along a footpath when a motorbike collided straight into him. The motorcyclist did not stop and instead drove off leaving the student badly injured at the scene. It was not until a few minutes later that the student was found by another pedestrian and an ambulance was called. He was taken to the local hospital where he remained for the following three weeks to receive treatment and care.

The student had suffered extensive injuries including a fracture to his right tibia, fracture to his pelvis and soft tissue damage to his back. The damage to one of his fingers was irreparable and the doctors had no alternative but to amputate it.

Despite their best efforts, the police were unable to trace the driver of the motorbike to hold him accountable for his actions. Instead, our specialist personal injury lawyer helped the student make a claim for compensation from the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB). The MIB is an agency which aims to compensate the victims of negligent uninsured and untraced motorists.

Due to the nature of his injuries, our experienced personal injury solicitor ensured the student was examined by a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who provided a diagnosis and prognosis.

Following his discharge from hospital, he needed ongoing physiotherapy and acupuncture which helped him get back on track and resume most elements of his life. He remains indefinitely incapacitated from certain activities due to problems with his grip. We also ensured the student had the option to see an occupational therapist to help him overcome the psychological effects of his injuries.

Bartletts expert personal injury lawyer successfully negotiated a substantial settlement in compensation for personal injuries on behalf of the student with the MIB, reflecting the serious nature and ongoing impact the clients injuries would have on his life.