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Thompsons NI secures compensation for a minor pedestrian hit by car

The personal injury team at Thompsons NI has successfully helped to secure £30,000 for a client who was a teenager at the time of the accident. Our client was walking home from school when he was knocked down by a car, when attempting to cross the road. It was dark and raining, and visibility was poor.

The driver’s insurance company denied liability for the accident on the basis that our client stepped off the curb at the point the driver’s car was passing and therefore struck the side of the vehicle. They were adamant there was nothing the driver could have done to avoid the accident and our client was at fault for the accident.

Therefore, issuing proceedings was necessary to proceed with the case. As our client did not have the benefit of union funding, we had to consider alternative funding arrangements. Thompsons NI successfully obtained legal aid funding, which gave our client’s family protection against the financial risks that could arise if the case was unsuccessful. 

The case proceeded through the court process with the defendants only agreeing to negotiate at a very late stage. Thankfully, our client had made a very good recovery. The Thompsons NI personal injury team was then able to settle the matter in an efficient and professional manner without the need for our client to attend court. 

Free initial consultation for all personal injury claims

Thompsons NI does not just represent union members in claims for personal injury. We will offer a free initial consultation to all private clients. Given the current situation, due to the pandemic, we can arrange your initial consultation via telephone or video conferencing. If liability is denied and court proceedings are required, we will consider all funding arrangements available, including Legal Costs Insurance and Legal Aid. This is to make sure you are protected against the financial risks of bringing a claim for compensation.

Why choose Thompsons NI’s road traffic accident Solicitors

Thompsons NI Solicitors has a wealth of experience in acting for people who have been injured in road traffic accidents through no fault of their own.

We understand that a road crash can be a traumatic time, and we ensure a dedicated solicitor is available to guide you through your road accident claim and let you know exactly what to expect throughout the process of making a claim. We recognise that every case is different, and we deliver a client-focused service that will cater to your unique needs. This includes access to home or hospital visits, depending on the severity of your road traffic incident.

If you’ve suffered a road traffic accident in the last three years and would like to start a road accident claim, contact our friendly and helpful team of road traffic accident solicitors on 0800 138 6880 or fill in our quick and easy, online claim form.