Compensation worth up to £500,000 is set to be awarded to a horse rider who suffered brain damage during a road traffic accident.
According to the Salisbury Journal, Michaela Devereux has won a legal battle that started nearly six years ago when she was thrown from her horse after a motorcycle collided with the animal as she rode in Holmsley in October 2006.
Ms Devereux sustained a fractured skull and a "traumatic" brain injury in the incident which has changed her personality, caused her to lose her business and put huge strain on her marriage.
The 43-year-old's claim for compensation against the biker was initially contested by their insurer, but this request has now been snubbed by Lord Justice Hughes in a case heard at the Civil Appeal Court in London.
Consequently, Ms Devereux is now free to seek substantial damages for her ordeal, with the exact amount of money to be decided at a later date.
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Posted by Francesca Witney