Kirkcaldy lawyers help injured man after car smashes through window

Man looking out to sea

Our Kirkcaldy lawyers helped a 79-year old man after he was injured when a driver smashed their car through a shop window.

“I didn’t know what had happened but it sounded like an explosion and I could smell burning. I ended up on my back, hitting my head on the ground."

Personal injury lawyers in Kirkcaldy

Mr W got in touch with Adelle Walker, personal injury lawyer at Digby Brown’s Kirkcaldy office.

“Initially it didn’t look like I even had a case as the driver claimed they had blacked out. Adelle carried out her own investigations though and spoke to witnesses and was able to progress the case.”

Insurers hold up their hands and admit liability

With the expert investigations that took place, our lawyers in Kirkcaldy were able to determine the driver was at fault for the accident.

To determine the true value of Mr W’s claim, our team arranged for a specialist medical practitioner to examine Mr W’s injuries.

“I ended up hurting my lower back, shoulders and neck and I couldn’t lift anything. I live alone so my family had to help me as I wasn’t able to do certain things myself anymore.”

First offer rejected

The insurers made an initial offer of £3,600 which was lower than what Mr W was entitled to.

“I didn’t have a clue about what I was entitled to but I did think the first offer was low. Adelle agreed and on her advice, I rejected the offer.”

Insurers increase offer after court action

Using Digby Brown’s Compensate funding, similar to no win no fee, we were able to pay the costs of a court action.

This meant there was no risk to our client but by having the power to take the case to court, we were able to maximise the level of compensation Mr W received. In short, it makes sure a claim is taken seriously.

Before the case was heard in court, the insurers made an increased offer of £9,850 – over double the first offer.

“I was very happy with the second offer and I would rate the service first class. Adelle kept me informed every step of the way and explained everything clearly.

I would recommend Digby Brown to anyone. I have no complaints whatsoever, I got really good advice and was kept informed the whole time.”