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£1.7 Million for Brain Injury after Road Traffic Accident

10 April 2015

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Slater and Gordon Travel Litigation Solicitor Joanne Berry recently secured £1.7 million compensation in the High Court for her client who sustained a brain injury in a road traffic accident.

Joanne's client was aged 11 at the time of the accident. He was travelling in the vehicle as a passenger and sustained a serious head injury.

Joanne's client made a good physical recovery but was left with an acquired brain injury which affected the frontal lobes of his brain. These frontal lobes regulate personality and control process such as our social skills, ability to initiate activity and memory.

The case was complex as Joanne's client's development needed tracking as he matured and his educational achievements needed monitoring.

Paediatric experts were involved initially, and later replaced by medical experts experienced in dealing with the effects of brain injury in adults.

Interim payments were obtained to enable a Case Manager to be appointed to progress Joanne's client's rehabilitation, and to enable him to have support at college and home.

Joanne's client’s ability to manage his own finances, his capacity for paid employment, and his need for care and support were all heavily contested issues in a case that Joanne successfully settled for £1.7 million compensation.

Joanne Berry said she hopes that the settlement will enable her client to go on to maximise his potential and to ensure he has a support network for the rest of his life.

Slater and Gordon offer a free consultation for people injured in road traffic accidents. Call us 24/7 on freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online and we'll be happy to help you.

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