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£6.5k For Claimant Who Tripped On A Protruding Kerb-stone

The claimant’s details have been changed but this is indeed a true case

Phil Mulryne acted for Mrs U the Claimant to pursue a claim for personal injuries.

The Claimant sustained an injury when she tripped over a protruding kerb-stone at the entrance to a trolley park in a car park.

It took some time to identify the owner/occupier of the area and it was necessary to carry out Land Registry searches to identify ownership.

The claim was submitted to the owners who denied liability for the incident on the basis that the area did not constitute a danger or hazard.

The Claimant sustained a wrist fracture with some general cuts and bruising.

The Claimant made a recovery from her physical injuries within a 3 to 4 month period.

During the period following the accident the Claimant had to have help from her daughters with general household tasks and also assistance with walking her dog.

The Claimant was unable to drive for a period post-accident and had to rely on her daughters for taking her to medical appointments.

Subsequently the insurers for the Defendants accepted liability for the accident and put forward an offer of £4,000 to settle the Claimant’s claim.  This offer was rejected.  An offer was also put forward to represent the car parking charges/travelling expenses and also care and assistance.

The Defendants’ offer totalled £5,900.  This was subsequently increased to £6,000 and a final offer of £6,500 was made which was accepted by the Claimant.

A global settlement figure was offered but it is assessed that this represented in the region of £4,400 to £4,500 for personal injury damages together with £2,000 to represent the assistance and travelling expenses claims.

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