26 April 2010
Girl who suffered brain damage in road accident wins compensation
A girl who suffered a fractured skull and brain damage as a result of a road accident has been awarded compensation.
In the summer of 2000, Jennifer Blyth - who was eight years old - was struck by a taxi in Kirkcaldy - a town located in the east of Scotland north of the Forth Estuary.
Her injuries were so serious that she is likely to be affected for the rest of her life.
Ms Blyth, who now has an eight-month-old son, suffers from memory and emotional problems and her ability to earn a living has been damaged.
She still requires rehabilitative support to help her lead as normal a life as possible.
In a new development, the mother-of-one has been awarded money to help her pay for the costs of care and for her ongoing suffering.
The claim is being covered by the insurers of the taxi driver's former employers.