Mr Irving was travelling home in his car alone after a trip to Manchester when another driver on the motorway caused his accident. He was travelling eastbound on the M60 in the third lane and was in a line of traffic. There was good spacing between the cars and it was a fine day with good visibility.


Whilst he was travelling along, he was approaching a vehicle in the second lane which he was about to overtake. Just as he was coming up to overtake the vehicle, he noticed another vehicle in the second lane catching up behind the vehicle he was overtaking, undertaking whilst keeping in lane in the process. Suddenly, Mr Irving became aware that the car that had undertaken him was drifting towards his vehicle. However, there was nowhere for him to turn to avoid a collision. The car then collided with the passenger side of Mr Irving’s vehicle, pushing him into the central barrier. Due to the collision, Mr Irving lost control of his vehicle and found himself heading across the lanes of traffic towards the hard shoulder. Luckily, he did not collide with any other cars.


As a result of the collision, the airbags in the car had been deployed. Because of this, when Mr Irving tried to get out of his car on the hard shoulder he had to use the passenger door. The police and ambulance services were called. Despite feeling shocked by the collision, Mr Irving did not undergo any immediate medical intervention.


During the night after the accident, Mr Irving struggled to sleep and when he woke up the next morning he discovered that both his knees and his ankles had swollen up. He also found that the airbag had burnt his chest and his neck had been grazed. As a result of his injuries, he had to visit a hospital for X-rays. Mr Irving was then diagnosed with whiplash and jarring to his knees. Additionally, he needed to go to a dentist for treatment due to the impact of the airbag.


After the accident, Mr Irving had to take time off work, needed assistance dressing, assistance with household chores and required physiotherapy.


Taking into account the help Mr Irving required and the loss of earnings that he sustained, Smith Jones Litigation Executive Dave Gardner, was able to work with Mr Irving and assisted him in securing compensation in excess of £13.5K.


“From the beginning to the final outcome I found Dave to be an excellent advisor and professional.”


If you have suffered an injury as a result of a similar accident, or you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. Click here to make a claim, or call Smith Jones now on 0800 195 95 90, and we will assist you.

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