We recently settled a case on behalf of a client who had sustained significant injuries in a motorcycle accident.
Our client sustained a compound fracture of his right leg, a fracture of the right neck of the femur, a fracture to his knee; fractures to his ankles, wrists and fingers and significant psychological symptoms including agoraphobia.
He required several operations and at the date of settlement still required the use of a crutch to help him walk.
Jackson Boyd have significant experience of dealing with complex cases on behalf of motorcyclists. In this case the car driver who had caused the accident admitted that it was his fault. This admission of liability meant that we were able to focus on obtaining the necessary evidence to value our client’s claim.
We identified the appropriate experts in orthopaedics, psychiatry, urology and neurology to prepare reports in relation to the symptoms experienced by our client. We also instructed reports from an employment consultant, occupational therapist and pension expert. Reports of this nature are necessary to show the long term impact of the accident and will assist the court with valuing the case.
When dealing with this case, we were always mindful that we were acting for an individual who, prior to the accident, was a high earner in an offshore oil and gas role and was now faced with the possibility of being unable to return to any form of employment. In order to ease our client’s financial concerns, so that he could focus on his rehabilitation, we were able to obtain interim payments from the responsible insurers at regular intervals throughout the case. It should be noted that it is not always necessary for a client to wait for the case to conclude to recover part of their compensation.
After a lengthy process, which can be expected in a complicated case such as this, we were able to secure our client compensation of over £1,300,000. After receiving his compensation our client described Jackson Boyd “as a great firm to have on your side” and was delighted that we had secured “the best possible outcome for (his) very complex case.”