Irwin Mitchell’s serious injury lawyers helped a young man secure a substantial five-figure settlement from the Motor Insurance Bureau after being struck by an uninsured driver.
Our client, James, was 16 when he suffered a severe traumatic brain injury and multiple open wounds, spending days in intensive care after the car mounted the pavement and hit him and a friend.
James was taken to hospital following the incident, where a CT scan revealed he had suffered a traumatic brain injury. He was agitated, confused and had short term memory loss.
After two weeks he was discharged home, but continued to suffer with pain from a fractured finger and injuries to his leg. The head injury also caused him headaches and problems with sleeping, as well as severe anxiety when crossing the road or a passenger in a car.
The driver was convicted of driving without due care and attention, and pleaded guilty to failing to stop. He was disqualified from driving for two years and fined £300.
Due to the head injury James was left with memory and concentration problems, as well as difficulty multi-tasking, so his sister contacted our specialist serious injury lawyers to help secure him access to funds for rehabilitation and support.
Laura Murphy, an expert lawyer at Irwin Mitchell’s London office leading the case, said: “James suffered severe injuries in the collision that left him struggling cognitively and uncertain about what the future would hold.
“Sadly we see a huge number of cases every year in which people are left needing care and rehabilitation after being seriously hurt in incidents caused by uninsured drivers.
“Fortunately, the Motor Insurance Bureau allows road traffic victims like James the chance to still gain access to justice, even if those responsible for their injuries are not insured.
“We are pleased that the case has now settled meaning James can continue his university studies safe in the knowledge that he has all the support he needs to help him academically.”
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury, our specialist personal injury claims team could help you secure compensation. See our Serious Injury Claims page for more information.
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