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Chambers and Partners (2014)

Lorry and car collision in Nantes

We acted for John Payne who was injured in a road traffic accident in France in December 2004. He was driving along a Route Nationale towards Nantes when a lorry collided into the rear of his vehicle.

As a consequence of the accident, Mr Payne sustained lower back pain and lacerations to his nose, forehead and left upper eyelid. The back pain hampered the building and renovation project that Mr Payne was working on in France and he also needed help and assistance from his sister in the early stages post-accident.

Owing to some recent developments in the law and a decision from the European Court of Justice, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors started legal proceedings for Mr Payne’s claim in the English courts, despite the accident taking place in France.

The claim settled with the recovery of significant compensation shortly before trial.

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