Car Crash Victim Compensated for Injuries

June 12th, 2016 | By injuryclaims

A Lancashire resident, who sustained severe psychological and physical injuries in a car accident that killed another driver, has been awarded a five-figure settlement of compensation for his injuries.

Warren Smith, aged fifty from Burnley in Lancashire, was driving along the A671 when the accident occurred. The head-on collision was caused by another motorist, who was driving on the incorrect side of the road after making a sharp turn motorway.

Emergency services were called to the scene, and Warren was rushed to hospital. There, he was diagnosed with extensive injuries spanning his torso and head. The nature of Warren’s injuries prevented him returning to work as a contracts manager – a position that required driving long distances. Tragically, the other driver died as a result of the collision.  

However, Warren’s injuries were not just physical – after the crash, Warren was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress-disorder (PTSD). Despite the formal diagnosis, when engaging with a solicitor to seek compensation, Warren was told that he could expect around £3,000 in compensation – a sum that only accounted for his physical injuries.

Warren, dissatisfied with this advice, decided to seek alternate legal counsel and proceeded to claim for compensation for all of his injuries. After negotiations with the insurance company of the deceased driver, Warren received a £30,000 compensation settlement, which will be used to pay for his rehabilitation and therapy.

In a comment to the Lancaster and Morecambe Citizen, Warren said that “People should not underestimate the consequences of car accidents and I am lucky to be alive.

“I am still haunted by the events of that day and my injuries are a constant reminder of the fact that someone died in the crash. But I am incredibly relieved that I now have access to the care and support that I need to move forward with my life.”

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