A Scottish husband and wife were travelling in a car together that was hit by another car. The wife was a passenger in the car, was seriously injured and required to be cut out of the car. Liability for the accident was accepted by the other driver. The woman suffered a fractured right thigh bone, fractured both calf bones, dislocated her left hip and fractured of her thigh bone.
Despite not losing consciousness following the accident the lady was unable to remember the accident for four weeks. The woman was in hospital for 3 months and, during her time in hospital, developed MRSA. She is registered disabled, required to have a stair lift installed in her home, her left leg is two inches shorter than her right leg, and uses a wheelchair when outside her home.
The lady’s husband took care of her following her discharge from hospital. Her husband suffers ill-health and it was necessary to negotiate a care package for the client to ensure that all future care needs are met. A significant six figure settlement was achieved.
Elaine Russell, Partner of the Motor and Personal Injury teams in Glasgow comments “This was a difficult case which was dealt with by one of our senior solicitors, Kathleen Lang. Kathleen and our team have worked extremely hard to achieve a reasonable settlement for this lady. Our client was involved in a very frightening and life changing accident. The level of settlement ensures that any future commercial care can be provided. We established an excellent relationship with this client and I take this opportunity to wish both the client and her husband well for the future.”
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