This case involved a ‘hit and run’ in which our client was run over at a pelican crossing and the unknown motorist failed to stop in a borough of London. With no CCTV footage and the Claimant unable to recall the vehicle which had collided into him, we were able to trace the vehicle through the markings on the vehicle. Due to our investigations and perseverance, the offending motorist was located and prosecuted by the Police in relation to the accident.
The Claimant suffered from a fractured hip having been thrown a considerable distance by the impact. The Claimant was hospitalised for 10 days during which he learnt to mobilise with the aid of crutches. Due to the complexity of the injury and the intricate nature of the fracture, surgery was not deemed to be a viable option. As well as the fracture, the Claimant also suffered from Psychological trauma, chronic headaches and considerable loss of earnings. The Claimant was a self-employed painter and decorator who suffered from considerable Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The Claimants claim included a claim for loss of earnings, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as pain, suffering and loss of amenity. We obtained the evidence from an Orthopaedic surgeon and a Clinical Psychologist, however, matters were severely compounded by serious issues in relation to our clients’ financial disclosure, the Claimant was successful in recovering approximately £60,000.00 in a settlement.