Police officer retires after motorcycle accident

“Minster Law were a great support throughout the whole process and helped to ensure that I received the help I needed to get my life back on track as quickly as possible. “

Graham Butcher was riding his motorcycle on the A10 Lynn Road in Kings Lynn when a large agricultural vehicle turned into his path.

The accident left Graham with life-changing injuries

Graham sustained complex fractures to his foot and ankle as well as knee damage that required surgery. He fractured his left shoulder, sustained bruising to his lungs and was left with numerous cuts and bruises that have left scarring. As a result of his injuries, Graham was unable to regain the health and fitness required for his role as a police officer and was forced to retire from service.

Our unrivalled experience in motorcycle claims was key to a positive outcome

Minster Law handles 20% of all UK motorcycle personal injury claims and our understanding of biking accidents was a key factor in achieving a successful outcome for Graham. Because of the rural nature of the road he was injured on, there were no independent witnesses, which added further complication to the case.

“Graham’s accident has left a lasting mark on his life, so our approach was with compassion and understanding.”

Due to the nature of the case, Minster Law Solicitor, Philip Austick, and his team undertook a thorough investigation into liability and quantum, while still remaining sensitive to Graham’s needs. Although the case was complicated, Minster Law provided the best support possible for Graham at all stages of the claim, including organising rehabilitation for his injuries.

Graham’s final settlement has brought closure to the event and has provided him and his family with financial security following his retirement as a police officer. While his injuries continue to affect him, Minster Law’s support has enabled him to re-train in a different career and move forward with his life.