28 February 2012
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.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson
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