We successfully recovered compensation for elderly pedestrian who was unfortunately struck by a van while crossing the road in Swansea.
Our client was an elderly lady, who although suffering from the onset of dementia, was still living with her husband in her own home.
When crossing a main road in Swansea to the bus stop, she was hit by a van, suffering multiple fractures and a serious head injury.
We agreed to represent the woman in her claim for compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Our investigations established that the van driver had not seen our client. This was despite the road being straight and clear for some 400 metres before the impact point, which was just as she was about to step onto the pavement on the other side of the road.
Following negotiations, the van’s insurers accepted liability for the accident, but argued that our client had not looked while crossing the road. Although we were able to trace witnesses at the bus stop they unfortunately disagreed over what had happened. Nevertheless we were able to reach an out of court settlement with the insurance company which compensated our client.
Sadly, her head injury greatly accelerated the dementia. As a result she had to be admitted to permanent care in a psychiatric hospital. Her life expectancy was shortened accordingly. We obtained approval from the court for the settlement of her claim so that she could at least have some daily benefit of small luxuries in hospital for the short period of life that was left to her.
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