Injuries sustained by a woman in a road traffic accident have resulted in her seeking a significant compensation award.
According to the Haverhill Echo, Margaret Smith suffered a serious head injury and is consequently permanently brain damaged after a head-on collision on the A143 highway.
Her sister - and driver of the vehicle the pair were travelling in - died due to her injuries and an investigation into the incident found that the motorist in the other car, Rhodie Povey, had been driving dangerously.
He was subsequently jailed for three years in 2009 and the son of Ms Smith, who is now 57, is seeking damages of £500,000 on her behalf as she suffers from severe physical disabilities.
In a writ issued to the High Court, it is stated that the victim "will not be able to live independently, cannot manage her own financial affairs and needs considerable care".
Last week, the Northern Echo reported that Robert McPherson is pursuing a compensation claim of £300,000 after he sustained multiple broken bones in a road traffic accident.
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Posted by Richard Saunders