Compensation worth in excess of £9 million has been awarded to a woman who suffered life-changing injuries during a road traffic accident as a child.
According to the BBC, Leigh Ann Blinkthorn sustained severe brain damage when she was hit by a car in Filby in January 1996 when she was seven years old and therefore now requires round-the-clock care.
At the time of the incident, Ms Blinkthorn was crossing the A1064 highway to meet friends when a vehicle being driven by Stephen Hall knocked into her.
She was subsequently in a coma and now has a different personality to how she was before, a case at the High Court on London heard.
Consequently, Mr Hall's insurers were found liable and ordered to grant Ms Blinkthorn a lump sum of £2 million followed by tax-free payments of more than £191,000 annually.
This comes after the Bristol Evening Post reported that cyclist Tobias Phethean-Hubble is seeking a seven-figure damages settlement after a road traffic accident in November 2005.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson