Compensation sought by road accident amputee

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Posted 04/04/2011

A woman who was forced to have an amputation as a result of a road accident is seeking compensation.

Emma Woolnough, 27, was on a footpath in Gorleston when she was hit by a car being driven by 86-year-old Allan Skoyles in February 2008, according to the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press.

He had accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake and mounted the pavement, hitting Ms Woolnough and two other people.

Her right leg was so badly damaged that she was forced to have it amputated below the knee and she also needs regular medical attention to her left leg.

The victim is taking legal action against Royal and Sun Alliance, the insurer of Mr Skoyles, in a bid to claim personal injury compensation of £300,000.

A High Court writ reportedly states that the company has admitted liability, so it is likely that Ms Woolnough’s claim will succeed.

Any pedestrian who is hurt because of someone else’s driving may be able to make a similar claim and should seek the expert advice of solicitors such as those at Ashtons Legal.


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