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Compensation for recovery patrolman injured on motorway hard shoulder


Our personal injury team recently secured a sum of £32,500 for a recovery patrolman who was injured while attending a member breakdown on the hard shoulder of a motorway.

On arrival, our client set about dealing with the broken down member's vehicle in an attempt to get it running and moved off the motorway as soon as possible, in accordance with standard procedure. While trying to fix the broken-down vehicle, another car travelling on the motorway, driven by the defendant, collided with the offside rear quarter of the stationary member's vehicle on the hard shoulder.

As a result of the collision, the member's vehicle in turn collided with our client, knocking him to the ground, trapping him under the vehicle and rendering him unconscious. The injuries sustained by our client included lacerations to the head, bruising and swelling to the body, soft tissue injuries to the right knee and, more seriously, four broken metatarsals in his left foot.

He was hospitalised for approximately a week following surgery to the foot and made a full recovery.


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