Catherine twists her ankle whilst playing squash. Driving on her way home she sees Polly crossing
the road and brakes to avoid hitting her. Unfortunately her ability to brake quickly is adversely
affected by her injured ankle and she hits Polly. She is only travelling very slowly when she hits Polly
but Polly has a rare blood disorder which means that she suffers internal bleeding and some organ
damage. Whilst in hospital Polly falls out of bed as a result of the hospital’s negligence and suffers a
Polly wants compensation for the organ damage and broken leg, advise her.*
- Thread Starter
Polly needs to peruse two lines... Catherine has been driving carelessly and being unfit to drive. She is to blame for hitting you. A motorist needs to be prepared for anything, if her injury affects this she is unfit to drive.
The hospital have a duty of care for their patients, when a patient has extra needs they should be more careful and have more precautions in place. Considering she fell out of bed to the hospitals negligence, this is their fault.
While Polly’s disorder exacerbated injury, it was not the cause. The hospital should have taken more care and the driver needed to be able to react to any incidents. They both are to blame so she should consult a lawyer.