Pensioner Receives £13,855 Compensation For Bus Accident Injuries

Published: 29th May 2015

A Wakefield pensioner won £13,855 in compensation after Liddy’s Solicitors helped her to make a claim for the injuries she suffered in a bus accident.

The woman fractured her hip while travelling on the bus, after the driver braked sharply to avoid hitting a car that pulled out unexpectedly. She was taken by ambulance to hospital, where she underwent an operation to repair her hip and was admitted for seven days.

After being discharged, she continued to suffer significant difficulty walking due to the pain in her hip and began to lose her confidence. The lady contacted Liddy’s Solicitors, who took her case on a no-win, no-fee basis.

The bus company was contacted and details of the driver that had pulled out in front of the bus were obtained. Liddy’s personal injury team then registered a claim against the driver’s insurers.

The car driver’s insurers admitted fault for the accident within three months of being notified of the case. Liddy’s then arranged for an orthopaedic report to be carried out and the surgeon advised that the woman had made a good recovery from the fracture.

Liddy’s Solicitors subsequently instructed a barrister, who advised that an award in the region of £13,000 would be reasonable. Initially, the driver’s insurers offered to settle the claim for £8,000, but the lady was advised by one of our solicitors to reject the offer.

The insurers then increased their offer to £13,000 and Liddy’s returned with a counter-offer of £13,855. After discussing the case with the defendant’s insurers, the offer was accepted and the woman received the money within weeks of the settlement being agreed.

At Liddy’s Solicitors, our experienced solicitors take the time and trouble to get the medical evidence right and negotiate hard on our clients’ behalf to achieve a good result.