Personal injury compensation of £4.25 million has been awarded to a woman who suffered a life-changing head injury during a road traffic accident some 15 years ago.
Rhiannon Millett was six-years-old when she was injured as a passenger in a car being driven by her mother's partner - who died following the incident - that was hit by another vehicle in the South Wales town of Blackwood - situated around 20 miles from Cardiff - in 1996.
An investigation into the collision found that Jeremy Hallett, the motorist in control of the other car, was drunk at the time, meaning he was liable for Ms Millett's brain damage, which medical professionals have said will leave her disabled for life.
Her mother, Alison Kearney, subsequently sought damages on her behalf and this has resulted in the High Court awarding her a multi-million pound sum.
Barrister Simon Michael, who represented Ms Millett, commented: "[Rhiannon] will never work for money, will never be able to live independently and will require a considerable care package to care for her."
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett