Fatal Road Traffic Accident
MD recently represented a widow whose husband was killed in a road traffic accident and she was awarded over £200,000.00 compensation for her loss. Her husband was driving an articulated lorry on a motorway, making a scheduled delivery to Scunthorpe.
The driver who caused the fatal accident was travelling in a 4 x 4 car began to overtake the lorry and in doing so struck the lorry in the area of its fuel tank , causing the lorry to plunge down the embankment and collide with motorway signage. MD’s client’s husband was killed instantly.
Despite the fact MD’s client’s husband was close to retirement age, a negotiated settlement of over £200,000.00 was achieved for his widow after this tragic incident, on the basis MD obtained evidence that he was a model employee and as such would have worked beyond retirement age.