A woman who suffered extensive leg and hip injuries in a car crash has won a £95,000 settlement in compensation.
The woman was a passenger in a car being driven along a dual carriageway when the accident happened. A car that was parked illegally on the central reservation suddenly pulled out in front of them. The driver of the car in which the woman was travelling swerved to avoid hitting the other vehicle, veered off the road and hit a lamp post.
The woman suffered a broken hip and pelvis and fractures to her right femur. The complex nature of the fractures to her femur necessitated the insertion of a retrograde interlocking nail and she was in hospital for six weeks. Doctors have told her that she is unlikely to be able to return to any employment that involves standing up for long periods, and she may require regular knee replacements for the rest of her life.
The accident also had a psychological impact, as the woman experiences frequent flashbacks and suffers nightmares.
Following negotiations, the personal injury claim was settled for £95,000, which took account of previous and future loss of earnings as well as the cost to the woman’s family of frequent hospital visits and the provision of alternative childcare arrangements for her young son.