11 June 2009
Mother secures over £1m in compensation for daughter injured in crash
A mother has won her legal battle to secure a payout for her daughter.
Katrina Connolly was injured in a hit-and-run car accident in Sale, the Manchester Evening News reports.
Despite the fact that there were more than 30 witnesses, the owner of the vehicle could not be proved to have been behind the wheel.
As a result, Ms Connolly's mother, Patricia, was forced to take her bid to secure a payout to the high court.
She sought money from the Motor Insurer's Bureau, which was founded in 1946 and seeks to compensate the victims of negligent uninsured and untraced motorists.
In a recent development, she was awarded a £1 million lump sum plus annual payments of £40,000.
Her daughter has been left with severe disabilities as a result of the crash and the money will be used to help cover the costs of her care.
She suffers from mobility problems and memory lapses. In addition, she struggles to identify people and has to have a carer to look after her.