An Aberdeenshire woman has been awarded almost £3,000 in compensation after being injured in a taxi accident at Perth train station in September 2012.
Vibha Upadhyaya was dragged along the street after a cab pulled away before she could get in, breaking her shoes and causing soft tissue damage to her ankle. The 33 year-old banker, who claimed her confidence had been knocked and she had been left unable to wear heels for a period of time, sued Thistle Taxis for the cost of her broken iPhone and shoes as well as her suffering. She also claimed that her planned trip to India had been ruined as a result of the accident and that she had been left unable to decorate her new home.
Perth sheriff, Fiona Tait ruled in her favour and awarded Vibha £2,909 in compensation to cover the cost of her broken shoes and iPhone; pain and suffering and help received from her husband whilst she was off work. Vibha took two days off work after the taxi accident and had trouble walking for two weeks. Thistle Taxis admitted liability for the accident.
The sheriff rejected Vibha’s claims that her trip to India had been ruined as a result of the accident, as it turned out it had been booked after she sustained her injuries.
Claiming accident compensation
The above story goes to show that exaggerating evidence in order to gain compensation isn’t a good idea. In this case, the claimant in question received compensation for the injuries she sustained as well as payment for the cost of her broken belongings. If you have been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, it is important to be honest with yourself and your personal injury lawyer about the incident, and hiring a reputable personal injury lawyer will ensure that you have the best possible chance of a successful claim.
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Source: Daily Record
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown