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Luke’s Passenger Accident Settles Belfast

Luke’s Passenger Accident Settles for £20,200 (Belfast)

Luke was riding in his friend’s car along the upper Cavehill Road when they became involved in an accident. As they approached a right turn, a vehicle driven by a third party came over the brow of a hill and collided with their vehicle. The impact necessitated immediate medical attention, and Luke was rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital. 

Luke reached out to our passenger accident solicitors 

Luke was concerned about his injuries and he decided to contact our solicitors for help. Partner Seymour Major advised that we could assist him and swiftly started the claims process. We obtained a report from a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon which detailed pain in his leg, neck and right shoulder which the doctor said should resolve within 12 to 15 months. However, the psychological toll was significant. A Consultant Psychiatrist diagnosed Luke with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), further complicating his recovery trajectory.

Initially, the third-party’s insurers offered a settlement of £5,500, which did not adequately reflect the severity of Luke’s injuries or the long-term impact on his health. Determined to secure fair compensation, our solicitor Seymour took decisive action. We gathered comprehensive medical evidence and prepared a robust case highlighting the negligence involved.

Negotiations were challenging, with both sides presenting their evidence and arguments. However, our persistent efforts and detailed preparation paid off when we successfully negotiated a settlement of £20,200. This figure was agreed upon after careful consideration of all factors, ensuring that Luke received the justice and support he deserved for his recovery.

Passenger accidents can lead to substantial injuries and complicated recovery periods. At Paschal O’Hare Solicitors, we are committed to securing the most favourable outcomes for our clients. With over 50 years of experience supporting the residents of Northern Ireland, our expert solicitors are well-equipped to assist if you’ve been involved in a car accident as a passenger. Learn how we can help or contact our dedicated team in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus today.



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