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£700,000 for car crash which cost pedestrian her leg

A woman has received substantial damages after she had to have her lower leg amputated when a car ploughed into her just outside her front door. She was represented by our specialist personal injury solicitor Sally Moore.

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25 May 2004

Edi Rossi has received compensation for the amputation of her lower leg following an horrific car crash. She was standing outside her house when she was hit by a speeding car. The driver had lost control of the car and hit her at speed, causing severe injuries. Her right leg was amputated below the knee and she also suffered psychological problems because the accident happened just outside her front door.

She was represented by the head of Personal Injury Sally Moore at Leigh Day & Co Solicitors. Compensation of £700,000 was agreed a week before the case was due to go to trial. The majority of the money will go towards providing ongoing care and prostheses (artificial legs) for the rest of Mrs Rossi's life. Mrs Rossi’s prostheses have been provided by Dorset Orthopaedic who produce high quality artificial limbs.

At the time of the accident our client was with her son and husband.  Miraculously both escaped serious physical injury apart from some bruising.  However, having witnessed the accident and been powerless to prevent it, Edi's husband suffered serious psychological problems.  He received compensation of £26,500 and their son received £7,500.

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Sally Moore

Specialist Area

Car, coach and motorbike crashes