Pedestrian receives £32,500 after being knocked down by car

Old woman walking with stick

Mrs T. was a 72 year old pedestrian who was knocked down by a car, on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

She sustained a fractured hip and an injury to her left knee.

She required a total hip replacement as a result of the accident. Prior to the accident Mrs T. was an active individual and had a full time job. The injuries restricted her activities and resulted in her reducing her hours at her work. The Insurance company refused to accept responsibility for the accident and therefore, a Court action was raised to prove that blame lay with them.

The Insurance company finally accepted fault but raised allegations that she was partially to blame for her accident. Our client disputed this and Digby Brown stood by this position. The defender withdrew this allegation and settled the case for £32,500.