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Over €13,000 awarded to driver injured in motorway accident
Irwin Mitchell has succeeded in securing compensation for Mr M as a result of his accident whilst travelling on a motorway in France.
Mr M was on holiday in France visiting friends and was on his return journey to England when the accident occurred. Mr M’s vehicle was struck in the rear by a lorry that was travelling at an excessive speed and it appears that the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel.
The impact of the lorry caused Mr M’s engine to cut out, bursting both rear tyres and severely damaging both alloy wheels which resulted in Mr M experiencing enormous difficulty in stopping the vehicle on the hard shoulder. In his attempt to do so he sustained injuries to left shoulder and neck. Upon his return to England, Mr M continued to suffer painful symptoms and attended numerous appointments with both his GP and the hospital and undertook ten physiotherapy sessions.
Irwin Mitchell issued Court Proceedings against the driver in France. A judgement passed by the High Courts of Paris awarded Mr M over €13,000 compensation for his personal injury and for the financial losses he incurred as a result of the accident.
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