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Legal 500 (2016)

£90,000 Damages Recovered Following Road Traffic Accident In Italy

We acted for a client who was knocked over by a speeding motorcycle as she was crossing a road at a zebra crossing in Italy. She suffered a head injury and was in hospital for 11 days before she was able to return to England.

Because of developments in European law, we pursued our client’s legal claim in the English courts. We also successfully argued that the claim should be valued in accordance with English law and not Italian law. This resulted in a higher settlement for our client.

Our client has been left with ongoing problems with her memory and tiredness . She has also lost her senses of taste and smell which causes her difficulties in her job as a cook. She therefore has to call upon colleagues to help her to season the food she cooks and ensure that it does not burn.

At a meeting with the Defendants, after some intense negotiations, we were able to agree a sum of £90,000 in settlement of our client’s claim, an outcome with which she was very pleased.

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