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The Journey to Recovery After a Road Traffic Accident

Mrs Harkin tells how a road traffic accident affected her life and why seeking compensation meant she got the treatment she needed.

Our client was stationary as another vehicle collided with her car as she waited for an on call ambulance to pass. Mrs Jean Harkin from Milton Keynes suffered severe neck pain and soft tissue trauma which affected her in more ways than she thought.

Jean who is also a solicitor and self-employed said of the injuries ‘Although I suffered severe neck pain, the accident left me with overwhelming anxiety. Through the compensation process I was able to access much needed cognitive behavioural therapy treatment. I can now say I’m feeling emotionally much better. I now feel pre – accident fit and can enjoy my pastimes once again’.

Adding, ‘I love clay pigeon shooting it has been a hobby of mine for a number of years, the pain affected me from playing but now with the right treatment I have been able to enjoy my hobbies again’.

TLW Solicitors negotiated a successful settlement of nearly £4000 for Mrs Harkin, who said, ‘The money means that after all of the stress, pain and anxiety from the accident I can have some much needed respite and look forward to putting some money aside for a cruise. It’s really wonderful that out of such a difficult situation, the claims process has enabled me to find closure regarding the accident’.

Our road traffic accident team helped Jean receive both the medical attention and rehabilitation she required to heal from her injuries, meaning she should keep on working, ‘ TLW Solicitors have been excellent, Carley was friendly yet professional and always keeping me updated. I’m very impressed’.

Carley Miller, lawyer at TLW Solicitors said, ‘Its cases like Mrs Harkins that show how accessing compensation can truly improve someone’s life following an accident; this is a clear example of how failing to slow down can leave victims bearing the brunt of more than just physical injuries’.

To speak to one of our road traffic accident lawyers who will be able to help call us on 0800 169 5925 or email You can also make an enquiry using our contact form.