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Cyclist Left Tetraplegic After Road Collision Receives Over £7 Million

Our Serious Injury team in Birmingham secured a settlement of more than £7 million for a man from Herefordshire who was catastrophically injured in a road collision.

Our client was cycling to work in the early morning when a van struck him from behind. The accident would have enormous consequences on the rest of his life.

He was left tetraplegic, without the use of his limbs. The severity of his injuries meant he was in hospital for a very long time, including a specialist spinal injuries unit and later on a neurological rehab centre.

We secured compensation of over £7m, to help our client pay for the extensive care and rehabilitation he will now need throughout his life.

Before this final settlement, we also secured substantial interim funds which allowed him and his family to buy a house more suited to his new living needs. We also appointed a dedicated case manager to support him throughout his rehabilitation, and made sure he had access to cutting edge nerve transplant surgery and hydrotherapy.

The damage caused by the accident can never be undone – however, the compensation we secured for our client means he can enjoy the highest quality of care for the rest of his life.

Stephen Nye, Partner in our Birmingham team led the case. He commented: “These were devastating, life changing injuries for our client. He faced them with great courage and dignity and we were delighted to be able to secure such a substantial settlement for him. This ensures he will always have funds to pay for his care, no matter how long he lives of how much the cost of the care may increase. This provides huge peace of mind to our client and his family.”

If you or a loved one has been injured in cycling accident, our specialist cycling accident lawyers could help you claim compensation. Visit our Road Traffic Accident Compensation page for more information.

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