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Fire engine accident

We win substantial compensation for fire engine accident victim

A helpful Court of Appeal ruling led to our client succeeding in a claim for substantial compensation when his car was hit broad-side at a road junction by a fire engine racing to an emergency call. 

The traffic lights were in favour of our client and although the fire engine was showing blue lights, it was not using its siren. 

Our client suffered very severe head and leg injuries as a result of the fire engine accident. His injuries were so serious that they prevented him from ever working again.  He will also need constant medical care and assistance and his life expectancy was reduced because of his injuries. 

We agreed to take on his case, working on a No Win No Fee basis. We argued that he was an innocent victim and that he was entitled to full compensation for the fire engine accident.

The fire brigade defended the claim on the basis that the fire engine accident only occurred when they were responding to an emergency. They said that by displaying its blue lights they had adequately warned other road users of the danger and that the accident was caused by our client's lack of attention, resulting in him failing to see the fire engine.

Ultimately a significant compensation settlement was reached by negotiation. This reflected the fact that the fire engine was primarilly at fault.  As a direct result of this case, the fire service introduced significant changes to its standard procedures for the use of sirens.

If you have suffered injury in a fire engine accident and are looking for experienced solicitors to pursue a compensation claim on a No Win, No Fee basis then call us today for a FREE case assessment on 0808 139 1598 or send an email to us at info@headinjurylaw.co.uk

Head Injury Compensation

If you or someone close to you has suffered a head injury and you need some help about what to do, with no pressure and entirely free of charge, please ring or email the leader of our head injury team, Mike Clarke.

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