First Personal Injury

First Personal Injury

October 07, 2009 03:00 ET

Bike Accident Secures Injury Compensation

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2009) -

A thirty two year old man from Staffordshire, sustained a severe fracture to his left leg as a result of an accident involving his motorbike and a car and with the help of accident claims specialist First Personal Injury he has secured in excess of Pounds Sterling 10,000 compensation.

At the time of the accident the man was travelling by motorbike around a roundabout when a car pulled out of a junction on to the roundabout colliding with First Personal Injury's client's bike. The car collided with the left hand side of the motorbike and trapped the biker's left leg between the motorbike and the front of the car.

As a result of the accident the biker sustained a broken tibia and fibula in his left leg and nerve damage to the same leg and lost all feeling in the first three toes of his left foot.

The injured man also had to remain in hospital for a period of 6 days and required an operation under general anaesthetic to manipulate his bones.

Following discharge he also had to attend hospital every 2 weeks to undergo x-rays and his left leg was in plaster for approx 3 months and he also required a wheelchair.

To date the client continues to experience tightness in his left ankle and loss of feeling in his toes which is predicted to resolve within 18 months after the accident.

Liability in this matter was initially disputed by the car driver, however First Personal Injury were successful in obtaining an admission of liability and claimed for:

- Compensation for pain and suffering

- Loss of earnings;

- Loss of vehicle;

- Recovery of vehicle;

- Storage charge for vehicle;

- Travel expenses;

- Care and Assistance;

- Loan of wheelchair;

- Medication charges;

- Damage to clothing/helmet etc;

- Items being carried on vehicle at time of accident.

If you have had an accident or assault resulting in an injury you may wish to consider claiming compensation for the injury, expenses and other losses. There are numerous types of injury, damage or loss for which compensation might by obtained. First Personal Injury has negotiated hundreds of accident claims and have recovered in the region of Pounds Sterling 10m for clients over the last 3 years.

To pursue an accident claim, you will need supporting evidence. You should keep a note of:

- Names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses

- What was said by any parties at the time of the accident

- Any symptoms you have suffered following the accident

- Treatment you have received, together with details of the treating doctors

- Things you were unable to do as a result of your injury

- Care/assistance given by members of your family or for which you have had to pay.

Keep details of all expenditure you have had to make as a result of the accident and retain receipts where these are available. Also keep a note of any losses you have suffered, for example loss of earnings, and be able to prove these by producing salary slips etc.

Providing as much relevant information as possible will help in pursuing your accident claim.

The solicitors at First Personal Injury are members of the Law Society, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and are also members of Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS).

Call First Personal Injury on 0800 014 1629 for a free accident claims advice, with no obligation or visit their website http://www.firstpersonalinjury.co.uk/accident/bike-accident-claim/index.html

About First Personal Injury

First Personal Injury is a trading name of Jefferies LLP one of the UK's leading personal injury law firms. Jefferies LLP has over 16 years experience in personal injury accident claims. They have won justice and personal injury compensation for tens of thousands of people all over the country from its base in Altrincham, South Manchester. The firm deals with all levels of personal injury claims - from minor to catastrophic.

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