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Corries4Women settle difficult road accident claim

Difficult Road Accident Claim

The Corries4Women team have recently settled a road traffic accident case which involved difficult issues about pain caused by the accident.

Our client, Mrs Z, was 35 years old at the date of her accident. She was 39 when the case settled. She had a pre-existing neck condition and had suffered bouts of pain since pregnancy with her 3rd child. The accident aggravated this pain. Her evidence was that if pre-accident pain was 3-4 out of 10, post-accident the pain was 9 out of 10. She had attacks of severe pain shooting down between her shoulder blades and up into her head. The pain was so severe that she felt suicidal at times and felt she was a burden to her husband and young children.

Whilst liability for the accident was admitted there was a significant dispute over medical evidence and the value of the case.

The Difficult Aspect of the Case

Corries 4 Women gathered evidence that the accident had made symptoms far more severe. The evidence confirmed it was not until 4 years after the accident that they returned to their pre-accident level. This required a course of intensive multi-disciplinary pain clinic treatment.

The defendants argued that the post-accident symptoms were much the same as those before the accident and would not have been made worse for more than a few months.


Pain following an accident can be hard to resolve


The claim involved court proceedings and got to within a few months of trial before settling for £38,000. This settlement was made up of compensation for her pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life as well as treatment costs and some care and assistance.


Women Solicitor Emma Kirkland commented:

“This was a long and difficult claim. My client and her family had been greatly affected by this accident and the affect it had on her. I found experts to deal with this. I was involved in arranging treatment to help her recovery.

It is easy for lawyers to concentrate on compensation alone. As a mother of young children my client needed real and practical help on a day to day basis to try and get her life back to normal. As a mother with young children myself, I understood this.

This case was particularly rewarding. My client needed support and sympathetic handling of her case and was grateful for this support”

If you have been the victim of an accident and want your claim handled by a specialist female solicitor then contact our Corries4Women team on 0800 881 5103


Client Testimonials

£28,000 Awarded

Gloria Langton

“I don’t think I could have coped without you and your professionalism especially on the day of the final inquest which was particularly harrowing for me. Your kindness and patience towards my father whilst he was ill was also very much appreciated.  I have and will continue to recommend you to friends, colleagues and family for your services.”


£19,000 Awarded

Ms Meakin

“I am very happy that this claim is now finally settled and thank you so much for the service you provided. It was exemplary. And you have been most patient with my numerous phone calls.”

£118,000 Awarded

Ms F Johnson

“I would like to thank you for your kindness to my Mother Marion Harrison during the last months regarding the claim against the MOD due to Roy’s untimely passing. Roy was one of the finest men I have ever known. Mum has appreciated all your efforts and expertise on her behalf. Thank you.”

£90,000 Awarded

Mrs V Rogers

“On behalf of Adrian and myself I would like to thank you very much for your help and endeavours to reach this satisfactory outcome.”

£22,500 Awarded

Mrs Andrews, Hertfordshire.

“I am delighted to confirm receipt of our cheque concluding our case. Thank you so much for your support throughout the process. I have really appreciated your balanced guidance and sensitivity which gave me the confidence to pursue the claim. Hopefully we won’t need your services again but if we do we will certainly be in contact! So thank you again and wishing you every success in the future.”

£55,000 Awarded

Charles & Ann Parker, Bracknell.

“Ann and I want to thank you very much for all your hard work in the successful conclusion of my case. It has been a great pleasure, once again thank you for everything”

£1,024 Awarded

Pamela Tegg, Southampton.

“I thank you most sincerely for all the effort you put in on my behalf. I hope your employers are proud of the fact you work so efficiently and to such high standards.”

£9,000 Awarded

Keith Aston, Bristol.

“Thank you for the cheque for £9,000 in settlement of my claim. Fingers crossed there will not be any further accidents; however I would like to thank you for the professional manner you dealt with my accident claim. The most important part of a solicitors job is communication and I must thank you for the way you kept me updated on what was going on.”

£130,000 Awarded

June Abbott, York.

“Thank you for handling Peters claim and getting settlement.”


£20,000 Awarded

Anthony Richards, Hull.

“It was always nice talking to you. You were always there! And made me feel secure and important for the few moments.”


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