A man who was involved in two separate road traffic accidents within eight months of each other has been awarded £332,000 compensation for the injuries he sustained.
The first accident occurred when the man was sitting in his car, which was stationary due to heavy traffic, when another vehicle drove into him from behind. The impact sent his car hurtling forward and it collided with a third vehicle.
The man suffered whiplash injuries and had severe pain in both his shoulders and arms as well as his spine. He had difficulty sleeping for months due to the pain and underwent a course of physiotherapy. This had only limited success. He developed fibromyalgia as a result of the injuries.
The following year he was involved in another road accident. He was sitting in his car with the door open and his feet on the pavement.
Another vehicle pulled out of a driveway and collided with the passenger side of his car. The collision flung him out of the car and on to the pavement, with his knees and hands taking the majority of the impact.
This exacerbated the man’s existing injuries but the lion’s share of his problems were as a result of the first accident.
His injuries were permanent and he was no longer able to work. He brought an action against both drivers. The first for being negligent in driving into the back of his car. The second for driving into the side of his car.
Both drivers admitted liability and the man was awarded an out-of-court settlement of £332,072. The two drivers agreed on their portion of the liability between themselves.
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