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Claim for burns, PTSD and whiplash

The mother of a nine-year-old girl who suffered whiplash and burn injuries after being struck by a car while on out on a school-organised walk has commenced a civil no-win, no-fee claim.

The girl was among eight pupils who were taken to hospital following the incident, in which a 41-year-old woman motorist lost control of her vehicle and mounted the pavement.

Her mother explained her motivation for undertaking whiplash litigation. "My daughter is one of the luckier ones, but this has affected her.

"She is up every night crying, thinking she is being run over. My daughter has got scars on her arms and she has been diagnosed as having post traumatic shock disorder." 

Police have announced that, following consideration of her medical condition, the driver who caused the car accident will not face any criminal charges. However, her driving license has been revoked for six months, at which point a review will determine whether she is fit to get behind the wheel.

Police commented, "Following extensive inquiries into the cause of the collision, and consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, medical reports on the 41-year-old mean police will take no further action against her."

It is anticipated that the no-win, no-fee claim will attempt to secure compensation for whiplash, burn injuries, PTSD and other losses.


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