Seven-Figure Sum Secured For Child Knocked Down By Car

Seven-Figure Sum Secured For Child Knocked Down By Car

Carolyn Heaton and Hema Rana from Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Serious Injury team in Leeds have secured a seven-figure sum in compensation for a child who suffered severe head injuries when he was knocked down by a car.

Our client, A, was a young child at the time of the accident. He was playing out with his brother when he was knocked down by a car. A suffered a very severe brain injury as a result, which left him with cognitive and intellectual problems, severe mobility problems; he is now confined to a wheelchair and is registered blind.

Liability was contested for a long time but eventually conceded before Trial at which stage  Irwin Mitchell was able to secure a substantial interim payment so that a case manager, care and therapy team could be put in place for A. Enquiries were made into obtaining appropriate long term accommodation for A and extensive expert reports were obtained in order to value A’s case for compensation.

The compensation to A amounts to over £8million which is now being managed on A’s behalf by the Court of Protection.

If your child has been seriously injured, our specialist serious injury solicitors could help you claim compensation. Visit our Children's Serious Injury Claims for more information.


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