Substantial damages for pedestrian dragged by car
Jonathon Oakland was crossing the road after visiting his local newsagent, when he was hit by a speeding car. He hit the vehicle’s windscreen before rolling off and being dragged along the road before losing consciousness.
He suffered a broken pelvis, broken ribs and fractured spine with lacerations to his legs, feet and ankles. He took his claim for compensation to personal injury law experts Rapid Solicitors. A Solicitor at Rapid said: “If the driver had been going just 10mph slower, then our client’s injuries would have been a lot less severe. To his credit, the driver admitted fault at the scene but alleged some liability on the side of our client, because our client had been drinking, although he certainly wasn’t drunk. We were able to demonstrate through three witnesses and the police report that our client’s alcohol consumption was largely irrelevant. The driver was going too fast to avoid a collision whether our client had been drinking or not.” Mr Oakland was left with post-operation scarring and had to move back home with his parents, being unable to care for himself for several months. A spokesperson at Rapid continued: “Since our client had to rely on his parents for two months for all of his care needs, we were able to claim an amount for their care and attendance. Our client’s compensation was rightly substantial. We also factored in an amount of damages because our client will suffer permanent lower back pain and his job prospects have been limited.”