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Woman awarded £3m after road traffic accident

Woman awarded £3m after road traffic accident

Personal injury compensation totalling £3 million has been awarded to a woman who sustained severe brain damage during a road traffic accident.

Vicki Hart, who is now 22-years-old, sustained extensive injuries including fractures to her neck and skull as well as a blood clot in her head when she was hit by a taxi in the North Yorkshire town of Guisborough in January 2004.

Medical professionals had expected Ms Hart to die from her ordeal, but she survived despite now requiring round-the-clock care and being permanently disabled.

She took legal action against the driver of the vehicle and, during a case heard at the High Court in London, Mr Justice Spencer indicated he had "no hesitation" in granting Ms Hart a damages sum that should cover her care costs for life.

Recently, This is South Wales reported that a woman is seeking at least £300,000 in compensation from her own grandmother following a road traffic accident in Oxfordshire in April 2003.

Contact our accident and injury solicitors on 0800 916 9046 or email enquiries@rjw.co.uk if you would like advice on any personal injury matter

Posted by Chris Stevenson