Brain Injury Case Study 4: Pedestrian Hit by a Car Compensated for Injuries

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A single young man was struck by a driver as he crossed at a junction. The driver denied responsibility, not accepting any fault for the accident. Therefore, the case proceeded to trial in the High Court, where the court heard evidence over several days. Judgement was given in favour of the man and he was able to recover compensation.

We instructed a number of medical specialists to support this young man. He benefited from occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and support workers, all of which was funded from an interim payment of compensation. The family were provided with respite.

Following the implementation of a brain injury rehabilitation programme at home, which was also to be adapted, to meet his needs, the brain injured man was able to engage in a number of social activities and go on holiday again. Unfortunately, he was not able to care for himself and therefore the Court of Protection appointed a Deputy to manage his affairs. A multi 7 figure sum was agreed with the driver’s insurers to meet this man’s life long needs.

Lead Partner: Malcolm Underhill