Half a million pounds plus physical and psychological therapy secured for woman hit by car

Sintons has helped a woman secure a settlement of £540,000, plus physical and psychological therapy, after she and her daughter were hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing.

Sintons’ team of personal injury specialists took over from Ms L’s previous law firm, after they submitted her claim via a portal only intended for straightforward, low value cases worth up to £25,000 – despite the seriousness of her injuries.

Adam Burton, an associate in Sintons’ Personal Injury team, explains: “Ms L was walking her daughter to school when a car failed to stop at a pedestrian crossing, hitting them both. She suffered multiple fractures to her ankle and foot and had to undergo several operations.

“Unfortunately, she’s been left with very limited movement in her ankle and went on to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as well. The effects of that day have been immense and led to her having to give up one of the two jobs she was working and reduce her hours in the other.”

Ms L approached Sintons after she became disillusioned with how her case was being handled by her previous law firm.

“We were more than happy to support Ms L through the process and help her secure the settlement, physiotherapy and psychological therapy she needed.”

“The aftermath of this incident very much affects her day-to-day life and her job prospects. She might also need further surgery, so we wanted to make sure that all of these factors were reflected in the settlement,” said Adam.

Sintons worked with Ms L to put together a claim which included a past and future loss of earnings, along with the cost of future care and help with tasks like housework and gardening, costs of medical devices like orthotics and costs of future operations. The team also made sure she had access to physical and psychological therapy in the meantime.

Ms L was awarded a total of around £540,000 – more than 20 times the amount her previous law firm could have secured via their claim – and received the physiotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy she urgently needed.

Find out more about our team of personal injury specialists, who help people secure compensation and rehabilitation support, here.

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