You can plan for many things in your life, but no one can prepare for their child suffering a serious injury. When the unexpected happens, it can be hard to know where to turn, which is why we’re here, to protect what matters most.
Everyone needs a lawyer at some time in their lives. If you or your loved one has been affected by a serious injury then our experts understand what you’re going through. We pride ourselves on getting our clients access to the best possible rehabilitation, medical care and support. As well as giving them the answers they’re searching for and the compensation they deserve.
This is what we’re doing for Aaron, who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being involved in a road traffic collision. This is his story, as told by his mum Debbie.
“My son had his whole life ahead of him. He was 17 and ready to become an adult, ready to take advantage of the independence and freedom it brings. Then suddenly, his whole world fell apart.
It was July 2013, a normal summer’s day when I got a call I’ll never ever forget. I’d seen Aaron earlier and he was all smiles as he headed out on his bike, now he was fighting for his life in hospital. A van had appeared out of nowhere, knocking him to the ground and changing everything in an instance.
My son survived thanks to life-saving surgery and spent three long months in hospital before being transferred to a centre which specialised in brain rehabilitation. He stayed there for over two years.
When he arrived to start his rehab, Aaron was unable to speak and communicated by blinking, eye pointing and movement of his left arm. For some time, Aaron was paraplegic; he could not move his legs and right arm and had to be fed via a tube.
It was at this point that I contacted Irwin Mitchell see if they could find out exactly what happened to my son and help me get the specialist care and equipment he needed. His legal team secured Aaron a substantial settlement which will fund the ongoing specialist rehabilitation he requires to live as independently as possible. These funds are being managed by their Asset Management team on Aaron’s behalf to ensure they last the rest of his life.
Thanks to his determination, a dedicated support team and extensive therapy, my son, has gone on to make a remarkable recovery and is now able to walk with supporting equipment and talk again. While Aaron still needs 24 hour support, moving into a rented bungalow has given him the independence he was desperate to have.
Last year Aaron made us all so proud when he took part in a virtual sporting event, At Home Superheroes, completing a 20km challenge on his Smart Crutches.
Irwin Mitchell said they’d do everything to help us and they were true to their word. While nothing can change the past, I’ll never forget the relief I felt once the case was settled. Now 25, Aaron is focused on brighter days ahead and while we know how challenging it’ll be, at least he has the best possible support and rehabilitation – whatever the future holds. They helped me to protect what matters most.”
If you or your child has been affected by an unexpected serious injury our expert solicitors may be able to help you claim compensation too. Read more about road traffic collision claims or contact us today to speak to an advisor.
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