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Teenager Paralysed in Road traffic Accident Wins £13m Pay-Out

14 December 2017

A teenager who was left paralysed when her friend’s car crashed has been awarded an eight-figure settlement.

Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Darren Hughes is a senior associate specialising in personal injury claims at Slater and Gordon in Chester.

Settlement: £13.25 million.

What Happened: Our client was a passenger in her friend’s car when they steered off the road and into a tree.

Impact: Our client suffered a spinal injury, which left her paralysed from the chest down and requiring 24-hour care for the rest of her life.

How Slater and Gordon Helped: Liability was not in question in this case but the settlement amount was strongly contested. We sought evidence from a wide range of experts relating to the client's medical situation and her care and accommodation needs now and in the future.

Decision: £13.25 million.

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