The client was a front seat passenger in friend’s vehicle when the driver lost control and crashed into a wall at the side of the road. The client was thrown from the vehicle and through the passenger window as she was not wearing seat belt. Liability was accepted by the driver’s insurers but with a reduction of 25% for her own contributory negligence in not wearing a seat belt.
Her injuries included a fractured hip and went on to develop premature suffered arthritic changes, restricting her mobility. The client was unable to follow her chosen career path but was able to obtain alternative employment.
This case was settled in October 2015.