Commenting on the case, Tim Beasley, Head of Catastrophic Injury at Levenes Solicitors, said “This case really shows how important it is to consider breaches of health and safety and whether they have caused the accident. It is also vital to investigate all the facts of the case. It has been a hard journey for our client who has had a very tough time but pleasing as well to be able to achieve a settlement of his case.”
Can a pedestrian claim compensation if he was intoxicated at the time of the accident? The fact that the pedestrian had been drinking is not decisive on its own. It is not negligent to be drunk but if you walk along the carriageway of the road with your back to the traffic, then that is contributory negligence. In serious injury cases, Levenes will recommend that any CCTV is properly analysed and considered.
Levenes solicitors have secured compensation for a young motorcyclist who was hit by a van which emerged from a minor road, failing to give precedence. The van had been waiting to cross the major road which required the driver to pay a very good attention to the traffic coming from both directions.
Sometimes the claims process can seem like a battle between David and Goliath, because the insurer seems to have all the resources to fight the case, and the injured person is all alone. With Levenes, you are not alone. We will enable you to take on the insurer and fight hard for you.
On many occasions, Levenes have taken over cases from other solicitors when, for whatever reason, the previous solicitors were not able to proceed. We cannot always agree to take over a case in these circumstances, but we consider each case on its merits.
Injuries caused by car doors being opened into the path of cyclists and motorcyclists happen quite often and sometimes have very serious and even fatal consequences. Levenes have conducted many of these cases to a successful conclusion and although they can sometimes involve a fight, we do not recall ever losing such a case.
These accidents often occur because the wrong type of equipment is used or it is not set up correctly or safely, or it is faulty. Sometimes employers cut corners and unsafe methods of work are used.
Making a claim for compensation is not just about money, it is also about securing treatment and rehabilitation. In this case, although liability was not admitted, it was still possible to proceed with the case and secure a settlement.
His Solicitor, Tim Beasley of Levenes Solicitors is calling for a full investigation into how basic medical care of a vulnerable child was neglected with tragic consequences. “There are some disturbing features of this case, not least because previous coroners have highlighted failings after 2 previous “Prevention of Future Deaths” reports and concerns raised by the coroner in previous cases in 2016 and 2017. The performance of the hospital appears to have deteriorated, rather than improved after those deaths. Typically, hospitals make statements that they will learn the lessons after these sorts of cases, but in this case they clearly did not. The management of the hospital trust has serious questions to answer”