Delivery driver secures settlement after serious collision
The driver was airlifted to hospital after his van was hit by another vehicle, which careered through the central reservation of the A171 near Whitby straight into his path.
He sustained serious injuries to his arm – which required surgery – and his leg as a result of the collision, which happened in September last year at around 1.30pm.
The claimant was returning from Scarborough to Newcastle, after completing his last deliveries of the day, when he was involved in the collision.
A van, travelling in the opposite direction, did not follow the natural bend in the road and came onto the other carriageway, hitting the claimant’s vehicle at around 50mph.
The claimant was cut out of his van by the Fire Brigade, and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance attended the scene to take him to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
Injuries to his right forearm and right tibia meant he was significantly limited in his movement and remained largely housebound.
He appointed serious injury specialists at Sintons to support him in making a claim, with senior associate David Knipe – a lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in this specialist field of work – acting on his behalf.
A six-figure settlement was negotiated by Sintons, which is enabling the man to move on with his life after the horror of the collision.
The claimant praised the support from Sintons – nationally-renowned for its work in personal injury – and particularly that of David Knipe.
“David Knipe is a brilliant and committed lawyer and a great man who I’ve got to know very well,” he said.
“Nothing was any bother to him. Whenever I had questions they were always answered promptly. He’s a top bloke!”
David – hailed by Legal 500 as being a lawyer who ‘puts the client at the heart of the process and is always striving to achieve the best possible result’ – said: “This was an horrific collision in which our client, through no fault of his own, was left with serious injuries which restricted his mobility and ability to work. This has had a significant impact on him and his family.
“We were very pleased to be able to step in and support him to secure a settlement that will enable him to get his life back on track after this hugely distressing incident. For most people, pursuing a claim of this kind is a totally unknown process which can seem daunting, and we are committed to being by the side of our clients every step of the way.
“I am grateful for the kind feedback because it demonstrates that Sintons are delivering on our commitment to providing a first-rate legal and excellent client service, and we all wish him the very best for the future.”