"The team at Irwin Mitchell has a ‘pre-eminent reputation’ for travel personal injury work"

Legal 500 (2016)

Moroccan Coach Crash

On 11 January 2000 our clients were travelling on a minibus tour to visit the Dades Gorge in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco.   At one point during the journey, the driver was driving too fast and lost control of the minibus on a patch of compacted snow on a left hand corner and began to skid. 

Instead of turning into the skid, the driver turned out of the skid and therefore the minibus careered to the very edge of the road and towards a drop over the side of the cliff.  When the driver saw this he braked hard and this sudden braking movement catapulted the minibus over the edge of the cliff and it fell a distance of about 35 feet. 

As a result of the accident our clients suffered from various injuries, including broken bones, whiplash and soft tissue injuries and post traumatic stress disorder.

We successfully recovered £182,835 for the group.

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