A man who was involved in a road traffic accident issued court proceedings after the insurers of the driver responsible failed to come up with a reasonable offer of compensation.
The accident happened when a car pulled out in front of the vehicle Edward Haddock, 31, was driving. He suffered whiplash injuries in the collision and brought a claim for compensation against the driver of the other car.
The driver’s insurers accepted liability for the accident and offered a sum in compensation. The amount suggested, however, was considered inadequate and it was not possible to reach an amicable agreement.
As a result, court proceedings were commenced to settle the amount of compensation payable. The judge decided that the appropriate award was almost 50 per cent more than the sum the insurance company was originally prepared to pay.