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Paralysed student awarded seven-figure damages

Paralysed student awarded seven-figure damages

A student left paralysed following a road traffic accident has been awarded a multi-million pound personal injury compensation settlement.

Rosie Mayes sustained life-changing injuries when a car being driven by her then-boyfriend lost control, crashed into an embankment and then overturned.

As a result, the 22-year-old is now paralysed from the neck down, meaning she is wheelchair-bound and will require round-the-clock care for the rest of her life.

Following the incident, Ms Mayes had to stay in hospital for a period of nine months and her family subsequently took legal action against the driver in a case heard at the High Court.

The ruling has now gone in her favour, meaning she will receive a seven-figure sum for her ordeal.

This comes after the Plymouth Herald revealed that motorcyclist Richard Mo is seeking compensation of £500,000 after he was left paralysed in a collision with a bus in Devonport in April 2010.

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