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Christine Tallon successfully settles claim on behalf of car passenger

Client injured in head-on collision with car towing a burger van

Photo of car: istock

6 September 2011

Specialist personal injury solicitor Christine Tallon recently acted on behalf of a claimant in a case that arose as a result of injuries our client sustained in a road traffic accident in December 2006. The claim was transferred to Leigh Day & Co from our client’s previous solicitors.

Our client was a passenger travelling in a car when another car, towing a burger van and travelling on the opposite carriageway, lost control and veered across the road into a head on collision with the vehicle our client was travelling in. Our client sustained numerous injuries, including a shoulder injury which ultimately needed sub-acromial decompression surgery.

There was disagreement between the parties’ respective medical experts as to whether her constitutional down-sloping acromion would have necessitated such surgery in any event at some point in her life.

In addition, our client sustained a serious psychiatric injury initially in the form of PTSD which then abated to an adjustment order, with anxiety and depressed mood and which required counselling treatment.  Again there was disagreement between the parties’ respective medical experts as to the cause of her ongoing psychiatric symptoms.

After an exchange of various offers, the claim was settled shortly before trial for the sum of £60,000.

 

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