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Case Summary: P v C - Steven Barke, Spencers Solicitors

02/03/21. Case Name: P v C

Accident Date: 05/03/2019

Settlement Date: 22/06/2020



The claimant was involved in a road traffic accident when he was travelling home from work. As he proceeded through a junction, the defendant negligently pulled out of a side road hitting the claimant’s vehicle on the passenger side. The impact caused the claimant’s vehicle to roll three times and land upside down. Emergency services attended the scene and the claimant was taken to hospital. He was discharged later that day.

The claimant initially suffered with headaches, stiff neck, blurred vision, pins and needles in the right hand, moderate bruising to the face and flare up of pre-existing osteoarthritis in the left knee. The claimant also suffered with pain in the groin area which was later diagnosed as a hernia caused by harsh braking before the impact. The claimant underwent surgery on the hernia.

The claimant also suffered with low mood, anxiety and flashbacks. The medical evidence suggested the claimant developed a post-concussion syndrome. Following a course of physiotherapy together with some counselling, the claimant made a full recovery.


Liability was admitted by the defendant.


The matter settled with a global offer. However, the claimant solicitors estimate the breakdown as £14,000.00 for general damages and £2000.00 for special damages.

Solicitors for the Claimant: Steven Barke of Spencers Solicitors Limited

Solicitors for the Defendant: Covea Insurance

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