Lorry Driver Negligent For Driving Into Car
Tslelepis v Warner
The defendant was found liable at trial for driving his lorry into collision with the claimant's car in heavy traffic.
The defendant denied liability on the basis that there was no impact at all. The court preferred the claimant's account that there were two heavy impacts to the rear of her vehicle, the repairs to which meant she had to pay a £350 insurance excess, which was awarded to her.
The claimant was found to have proven her case on the basis of a medical report. The claimant visited her GP on one occasion and over the next few weeks made a gradual recovery. Symptoms eventually resolved once the claimant had some physiotherapy on the NHS. She had no time off work.
Awarded £3000 for injury; £3444 in total.