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3.05.13

£15,829 compensation for a client injured in a road traffic accident

Mrs H and her horse were injured on a quiet country lane when a car, that was traveling too fast for the circumstances, veered in to her path.

A letter of claim was sent on 14 March 2012 alleging fault on the part of the third party who had driven contrary to the Highway Code, failed to drive slowly past our client and her horse, failed to allow plenty of room, was too close and consequently struck our client at force.

The Highway Code is clear in relation to how one should pass a horse and rider when it states that they should be given plenty of room and that the driver should be ready to stop. Liability was admitted in full. 

Sadly the horse was unable to be used as a ridden horse again but Mrs H made a full recovery after a course of physiotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Mrs H received £15,829 compensation for her physical injuries and financial losses.

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident call HorseSolicitor now on 01446 794196.


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