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May 21, 2012 by  Filed under News, No Win No Fee Solicitor

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Lack of legislation irks father whose daughter was injured in mobility scooter cras. Akeyla Pike will have her leg in a cast and will be confined to the use of crutches for close to a month after her recent accident. Her father Graham now insists on a reform in the legal system. He was angered when he was informed that there was no criminal act that had taken place. He felt that those who made use of heavy scooters must be adequately trained to use it and even needed to get through a test and have the required insurance.

 

He said that his daughter was in a great deal of pain and that mobility scooters were quite the same in terms of power and size when compared to small motorbikes and scooters. The one that hit his daughter was rather big and powerful. He said that it really shook up his daughter and that she was in a lot pain. He mentioned that if it was him who had caused such injury, he would have been taken to task by the legal system and that he would have been pulled aside, breath analysed and even arrested maybe.

 

If the family expects to be able to make a dent in the legal system regarding this case and actually try and file for personal injury compensation, they will need to employ the services of a no win no fee solicitor. This way they will have the right legal expertise when it comes to trying to change the law in favor of cases such as theirs.

 

Mr. Pike, a taxi firm owner from Corsham, Wiltshire, said he and his family were in their shop when they heard a gut wrenching scream. He said that he turned around and saw that his daughter was yelling and a woman on mobility scooter was shouting and zipping away. The woman had lost control of the vehicle and it was still going. She kept yelling that she couldn’t control it and that she shouldn’t have turned it on. This was after it finally stopped.

 

The rider of the mobility scooter was Evelyn Reeves, 71, who was apologetic and left the scene rather perplexed. Evelyn’s daughter mentioned that a cashier had pushed on the controls when handing over a bag of purchases and that had caused the accident

 

The Pike family was at Street, Somerset and were celebrating Mr. Pike’s 40th birthday when the accident took place at the checkout in the Clarks Village outlet centres. The police and emergency medical services were rushed to the spot, but Mr. Pike said a paramedic informed him that his daughter was uninjured. When he took her to a nearby hospital the doctors there noticed a fracture to her shin and put her in a cast.

 

Legally there is no law that Mrs. Reeves can be tried under, however Mr. Pikes has been able to unearth an old law and use it as a basis for further legal action. He mentioned that the intention was not to drag an old lady to court but rather to contest the principle that one could get away with it on a technicality.

 

The police in Christchurch, Dorset, have organized a scooter driver awareness course based on the number of complaints they have received about how they are ridden.

 

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