Our team have secured £23.7m for a child who was seriously injured in Road Traffic Accident
The High Court in Manchester has approved the settlement of our client’s serious injury claim in the sum of £23.7m.
Our client was injured in a Road Traffic Accident at the age of 3 and sustained catastrophic, life limiting injuries. He suffered a brain injury and lost the power of speech as well the ability to walk more than a few steps.
The claimant’s mother approached us because of our experience dealing with seriously injured claimants and we immediately set about assessing the claimant’s rehabilitation needs and presenting our client’s case to the defendant’s insurance company. Liability was admitted at a relatively early stage which meant that we were able to work consensually with the defendant’s insurance company in the best interests of our client.
We assembled a team of national leading experts to prepare comprehensive medical evidence, to provide care and to support the family with their day-to-day needs. We also instructed nationally recognised leading barristers to ensure the claimant’s case was thorough and that we maximised the level of compensation available – the leading barrister in the case was Mr Gerard Martin KC of Exchange Chambers, who commented:
“The case involved complex issues around rehabilitation and included challenges with securing the appropriate infrastructure of skilled therapists and suitable schools to aid the claimant’s rehabilitation. The calculation of life expectancy was in issue as was the inevitable uncertainty around future accommodation. I was very grateful to my instructing solicitor for the close liaison and trusting relationship he developed and maintained with the family to bring them through the inevitable crises that occur in any rehabilitation period for this severity of brain injury. The mother’s devotion to the care and best interests of her child was outstanding.”
The case was led by our managing director Nigel Barrowcliff who states:
I am so pleased we have been able to assist this lovely family to achieve such a life-changing level of compensation, which is the one of the highest ever compensation awards for a Road Traffic Accident case. The level of damages reflects the seriousness of the injuries sustained and the care and support our client will require throughout his life. He will now be able live his life to the fullest and his family can rest in the knowledge that his care and accommodation is funded for life. This result could not have been achieved without the unwavering dedication of the claimant’s mother and the diligence and commitment of my team, who all worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome.
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