Case Study: Macks secure £2,500 for car park crash driverJuly 22, 2011
After allowing Macks Solicitors to care for his car accident claim, Fred from County Durham was able to recover £2,500 compensation for losses he sustained in a crash.
Fred’s accident took place in the car park of a local supermarket. Fred was driving at a slow speed and looking for an empty space when another driver reversed into the front of his car. The impact had the effect of aggravating a previous back condition that Fred suffered from.
Macks Solicitors – the quality choice for car accident claims
Hearing of the firm’s reputation for providing an excellent service to the victims of road traffic accidents, Fred contacted Macks. A member of Macks’ personal injury department informed Fred that he had a strong chance of recovering compensation.
All motorists owe their fellow road-users a duty of care – they must reach the standard of the ‘reasonable’ driver. In Fred’s case, the other driver had breached his duty of care in several ways. First, he had failed to keep any proper lookout. Second, he had reversed when it was unsafe to. And third, he had failed to stop, slow down or manoeuvre his vehicle in such a way that the collision would have been avoided. In breaching his duty, the other driver caused the crash.
Accepting liability for the other driver’s negligence, his insurer offered compensation totalling £2,500. Following Macks’ advice that the offer was a good one, Fred accepted.
Have you been involved in a road traffic accident?
Every year, Macks Solicitors’ personal injury team deal with numerous car accident claims like Fred’s. They also have plenty of experience in handling claims for more serious injuries, such as brain damage.
If you would like to know more about car accident claims or any other personal injury matter, please call 01642 252 828. Alternatively, you may wish to complete the 30-second claim form.
Please note that in the interests of preserving our clients’ privacy, we alter some factual details, including names. The report is, however, based on a real case.