A lady represented by specialist Personal Injury lawyers has successfully claimed a six figure compensation sum from defendant insurers following the death of her husband in a road traffic accident.
The deceased, James Nicholl, was months away from retirement, having spent years as a professional van and lorry driver. The accident occurred as Mr Nicholl drove through a set of traffic lights that had turned green. A lorry approaching from the opposite direction turned across the carriage, failing to stop at the junction. Witnesses said that Mr Nicholl had almost no time to react, and could not avoid the horrific accident.
He was taken to hospital with serious injuries, and despite emergency procedures, doctors were unable to save his life.
The lawyers entered into negotiations on Mrs Nicholl’s behalf, and issued court proceedings after insurers refused to offer a fair initial settlement. Whilst recognising that no sum could compensate Mrs Nicholl for the loss of her husband, her lawyers did ensure that she would remain financially secure for the rest of her life.