X, 15 at the time, was a passenger in a taxi that was hit by a third party vehicle and sustained moderate injuries. She instructed Vincents Solicitors to assist her with bringing a claim for compensation.
As part of the care we give to our clients, we ensure they see the best possible medical expert and X was no exception. On examination, the expert noticed how reluctant to discuss the accident X was and recommended she be seen by a psychological expert. We arranged this and he confirmed that X was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.
We obtained X a settlement of £9,000, but also arranged for her to be treated by a cognitive behavioural therapist to ensure she was able to move passed her fear of travelling in a car caused by this accident. X is now 17 and learning to drive.