Compensation has successfully been awarded to a local West Midlands man following an avoidable Road Traffic Accident.
What was the case?
In December 2020 Mr L was sat in stationary traffic on a duel carriageway when he was struck from behind by a van, causing a concertina collision with a total of four vehicles involved. The Police attended the scene and a full police report was taken.
Following the collision, Mr L approached FBC Manby Bowdler to assist with recovering the costs of damage to his vehicle, as well as to obtain compensation. Sarah Davidson, a Litigation Executive in the Serious Injury & Medial Negligence department at FBC Manby Bowdler was appointed as Mr L’s legal representative.
Once conformation of our instruction to act on behalf of Mr L was received, Mrs Davidson submitted a claim notification form via the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) claims portal to the insurer of the driver of the van. Initially, the van driver’s insurer disputed liability. This led to the full police report being obtained which subsequently led to liability being admitted. To further support the claim, medical evidence was then obtained and settlement negotiations were entered into.
What was the outcome?
A settlement agreement was reached which awarded Mr L in excess of £5,000. The value of the settlement reached included costs incurred for recovery and storage of his vehicle.
Mr L said of his experience dealing with FBC Manby Bowdler - ‘An extremely professional and approachable company who did everything they said they would.’
*Please note that our clients name has been changed in order to protect client confidentiality*