The accident happened in Derbyshire on an exposed road during high winds. The client was driving an HGV tipper truck when a high sided vehicle (Iveco 7.5 tonne) tipped over and collided with him, crushing his cab.
The client was detained in hospital for 8 days, having suffered a significant head injury, lacerations to his neck, chest and arm, a fractured collarbone and a dislocated shoulder. He was in acute pain for many weeks and some of the discomfort will last for years. His lifting capabilities were severely reduced and he also suffered post concessional syndrome, double vision and poor short term memory and cognitive function. Since the accident, the client’s brain trauma has led to headaches, dizziness, depression, anxiety and other psychological issues.
Graysons solicitors say:
“High winds can be very dangerous for everyone, especially motorists. People really do need to take extra care, but if the worst happens and someone is injured in these winds through no fault of their own, they should take legal advice as soon as possible, as they may be able to seek redress and compensation. Our client in this case is probably lucky to be alive, suffering serious consequences from an accident that resulted from the wind, but hopefully the 6 figure compensation will go some way to helping him get back on with his life.”
If you have been injured as a result of the high winds, or in any other accident that was not your fault, please contact our highly experienced personal injury team for a confidential discussion and assessment of your case. No win – no fee arrangements may be available.