On New Years Eve Darren was walking home from his sister’s where he’d been for a family party. As he crossed Ravenhill Road he was hit by a car. The driver of the car failed to stop but was apprehended by a nearby police patrol. It was found that the driver’s window was completely frosted over and he could hardly see a thing. Darren was left unconscious by the side of the road.
Liability for the accident was admitted by the driver’s insurers almost immediately. However Darren’s claim didn’t settle for sometime because of the seriousness of his injuries.
Darren’s worst injury was to his ankle. He had surgery and it was hoped that the ankle would soon be back to normal. He was examined by a medical expert who agreed that he should make a full recovery. However Darren continued to experience problems with his ankle and we decided that we shouldn’t settle his claim until we knew exactly what the problem was.
Darren was re-examined and as recommended underwent further surgery to remove metalwork which was causing him discomfort. He still continued to have problems and had another operation before it was decided that the only solution was for the ankle to be fused. This was a drastic decision as it meant his movement would be very limited. It also meant that Darren was unable to return to his work as a landscape gardener.
Speaking to Darren it was apparent he was suffering psychologically as a result of the accident. He had problems with anxiety and anger. We arranged for him to see a psychiatrist who diagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He recommended counselling and we arranged the funding for this treatment.
Because we had waited and listened to Darren about the problems his ankle was causing him we were able to get him the full compensation he deserved. He received almost 10 times what was originally offered for his injury because we took the time to make sure his claim was dealt with properly.
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