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I am a solicitor in the Serious Injury and Child Abuse team. I assist clients who have sustained life-changing injuries as a result of accidents, such as road traffic collisions, accidents at work, public liability and acts of violence. I also represent individuals' families and loved ones following fatal accidents.
I also act for victims of childhood sexual abuse in claims against individual abusers, as well as bringing claims following abuse in institutions, such as schools and the church, and when in the care of a local authority.
Prior to joining the team I worked in Irwin Mitchell’s International Air Accident Litigation department, bringing claims for passengers and crew involved in aviation accidents around the world, such as international airliner disasters and helicopter accidents.
In my spare time, I enjoy riding my KTM motorcycle, cycling around Herne Hill velodrome and travelling.
“We see first-hand the devastating impact serious collisions, such as Mark’s, have on victims. It is therefore imperative that drivers are aware of vulnerable road users around them and take precautions to ensure their driving behaviour does not put others at risk.
“Mark suffered multiple serious injuries and almost two years on was still recovering; something that not only heavily impacted on his independence but his business too.
“By securing the settlement, Mark has been able to offset some of his business losses, achieve compensation for his painful and debilitating injuries and fund the shoulder and dental treatment that he will need in the future.”
“The insurers have now accepted the driver was responsible for this serious accident, which put Agata’s life in danger and left her with life-changing injuries.
"The impact was so severe Agata suffered a number of broken bones and traumatic brain injury, which continues to impact her life as she struggles with memory issues and difficulties reading and writing due to her blurred vision.
"Now that we have reached this important milestone we can arrange further rehabilitation for Agata that will help her to continue making the progress she has so far. The admission of liability will enable us to agree a settlement for the injuries she suffered, the impact the crash has had on her life and any future treatment she may require, such as a knee replacement.”
“Many people who suffer sexual abuse as a child can be affected by the ordeal for the rest of their lives and their experiences can have a significant impact on the way they develop as an adult and how they live their lives.
“Through our work we deal with cases, such as this, where vulnerable individuals were targeted by people who they should have been able to trust.
“Simon has been extremely courageous to speak out about the abuse he suffered and we hope that what happened to him, and others, at South Vale will encourage organisations to implement every possible measure to protect vulnerable young people.
“We are now representing Simon and hope to secure a settlement to ensure he is able to access the therapy and support he needs to come to terms with what happened and make progress with his life."
The collision has had a significant impact on Elizabeth’s life as not only has she suffered multiple injuries, but she has also struggled to come to terms with the trauma of what happened.
“Elizabeth has also had to give up cycling, which she loved because she is simply too terrified to get back into the saddle on the busy roads in London.
“We continue to be contacted by a significant number of cyclists who have suffered injury on the roads and we have long called for the appropriate infrastructure and legislation to be put in place to protect vulnerable cyclists and to help other road users avoid them. We hope Road Safety Week serves as a reminder to all road users about the importance of taking care on the roads to protect both theirs and other people’s safety.
“Due to a lack of evidence the police were unable to pursue a prosecution in this case however any witnesses to the collision could help us secure a rehabilitation settlement for Elizabeth which would make a huge difference to her quality of life. We urge anyone who thinks they have information to get in touch so we can look to secure justice that will help her begin rebuilding her life.”
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