Bicycle accident schoolboy wins £12,000
On 13 February 2008, 17 year old Andrew Clark was cycling to school when he was knocked off his bike by a motorist who drove out of a side road without looking. He got out of his car and saw the terrible injuries to Andrew’s face, but after asking if Andrew was okay, he drove off.
Luckily, another motorist stopped to help Andrew and also took down the registration number of the man who had hit Andrew.
Given the amount of blood, Andrew knew his injuries required treatment so he immediately walked to his GP surgery where his doctor advised him to go straight to hospital.
Andrew’s mother, Marion Clark explains: “The surgery called my partner to tell him about the accident and during the conversation warned him that Andrew’s face was a mess, so he didn’t get too much of a shock.
“He took Andrew to the hospital where he was cleaned up, given painkillers then referred to another hospital where he endured four hours of facial surgery, which involved around 30 internal and external stitches.”
Marion had already seen a personal injury lawyers advert on the television, but said she never thought she would see the day when she would need their services.
“The Police were involved because the man who hit Andrew drove off and they advised us that we might be able to claim compensation for the trauma Andrew had been put through,” continues Marion.
“I called InjuryLawyers4U and we were assigned to Daniel Slade at Express Solicitors who gave us a fantastic service from beginning to end. Daniel arranged for Andrew to see a range of specialists who could make absolutely sure he was okay. For example, he saw an osteopath who checked his back and a neurologist who ensured there were no head injuries. This gave us peace of mind that Andrew was on the right road to recovery.
“It was out of character, but Andrew got bad tempered as the case went on – he just wanted it closed so he could get on with his life. However, Daniel was very sympathetic to Andrew’s feelings and worked hard to get the case dealt with quickly.
“Andrew was delighted to receive £12,000 for his injuries and invested his compensation wisely in a top quality bicycle and a car.” If you have suffered an injury as a result of a bicycle accident, call Express Solicitors today on 0800 294 6250 to discuss your claim with a specialist personal injury solicitor.