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Lady struck by lorry receives £4.3million after suffering severe head injury

26 February 2009

We recently achieved a settlement of £4.3 million for a 60 year old lady who sustained a severe head injury when the vehicle in which she was travelling was struck by a lorry which jumped a red traffic light. The client's injuries were such that 24 hour care and regular therapy in the form of neuro-physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy was required. Extensive evidence was obtained from 13 experts and 17 witnesses. A Brain Injury Case Manager was appointed at an early stage and a 24 hour care regime put in place. The client's pre accident accommodation was unsuitable for her extensive needs following the accident and was incapable of being adapted. Consequently a suitable property had to be identified, purchased, adapted and equipped. The settlement comprised a lump sum of £1.6 million and periodical payments in respect of care and case management at £196,000 per annum.