A recent compensation claim in Hertford caused some serious head scratching for an Accident Advice Helpline client. Fortunately our specialist and highly experienced team were able to win an impressive £2,700 in compensation for the injury claim in Hertford just in the nick of time before the statutory limitation period rules out the chance of a claim altogether.
What made this compensation claim in Hertford so different?
The details of this compensation claim in Hertford were unusual for a number of reasons. The injury victim was involved in a collision on a commute home from working in frosty and uncomfortable evening driving conditions. The collision happened on a notorious country lane bend on the outskirts of the city. The collision occurred between the front right bumpers of the two vehicles – in other words, it was not quite head on – and the accounts given by the drivers were very inconsistent. Both drivers alleged that the other was above the speed limit. The defendant driver alleged the claimant had no lighting activated on his vehicle, and there were numerous other irregularities which cannot be disclosed for purposes of confidentiality.
The case came to court very contentiously within 8 months of the collision, but was initially thrown out because of lack of evidence. Police investigations were hampered by the severe weather conditions and were discounted as inconclusive as to the determination of fault. This was thought to be the end of the matter with both insurance companies agreeing to pay the costs of their own insured party.
Accident Advice Helpline then became involved
Accident Advice Helpline became involved in the injury claim in Hertford much later because of a subsidiary issue. The claimant in this (second) case could show conclusively that the drivers side airbag had failed to deploy because of faulty inspections carried out at a previous MOT. The driver sought Accident Advice Helpline’s guidance on whether the fact that his injuries were more severe that they might allow a claim against the mechanic despite the inconclusive and acrimonious litigation.
The outcome of the compensation claim in Hertford
In these very unique circumstances, the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline were able to win almost £3,000 from the dodgy mechanic, who is also being investigated by professional regulators. Just call 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) for a no obligation chat today if you feel that you might have been involved in even the most complicated accident, just like the injury claim in Hertford victim.
Date Published: 4th September 2013