Matt Bates acted for a local client on a no win no fee basis following a recent accident claim.
Our client slipped on a patch of oil at a coach station.
The Defendant initially denied liability and argued that the accident was our client’s fault. It was alleged that our client could have avoided the patch of oil. We fought against this and were able to secure an admission of liability after significant negotiations and legal argument.
The Defendant was very difficult to deal with and even when we were trying to settle the claim, they alleged that our client was 50% responsible for the accident. After a short period of negotiation we were able to agree that our client was only 22.5% responsible for the accident, as we were able to produce an example of a previous case where liability was agreed in similar terms.
Our client suffered bruising to their shoulder and buttock. After a small reduction for contributory negligence on the part of our client an award of compensation of £2,500 was subsequently agreed.
Although this case took longer than we would have liked, we believe it shows our unwavering commitment to provide the best service to our clients through our continued persistence and hard work.
Our client’s identity has been withheld to protect their privacy but this is a true accident claim handled successfully by Ward & Rider Solicitors.