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We have successfully secured over £6 million in damages for our client after he suffered a serious motorcycle accident in Germany.
Mr Shane Booth, from Warwickshire, was left with severe brain injury after the accident near Baden- Baden, where his motorbike collided with a tractor. He was left in a coma for several weeks and sustained multiple life-threatening injuries, including severe brain trauma and serious internal damage, as well as numerous fractures.
As a result of the accident he was unable to return to his successful career as a Sales Director and requires daily care. Due to the severity of his brain trauma, he needed an intensive course of rehabilitation - including speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and assistance from an occupational therapist.
Prior to the accident, Shane’s sporting triumphs included cycling for England and running the London marathon. He had also completed six half marathons and swum for Lancashire County. The severity of his injuries means this high level of athletic achievement is now unlikely – however, the settlement we secured for Shane has helped him on his road to recovery, providing dedicated care from therapists and case managers, and allowing him to explore other activities he can enjoy instead.
The other driver’s insurers initially refused to take responsibility for the accident, but after our investigations agreed to a settlement.
While no amount of money could replace the life that Shane enjoyed before his devastating accident, the financial support provided by the compensation package, along with his own incredible willpower, has helped to maximise his chances of enjoying his life as fully as possible.
Lesley Edwards, from our Birmingham-based International Personal Injury team, represented Mr Booth. She said: “We are delighted to have helped Shane secure these funds. His courage and determination have been highlighted in the progress he has made in recent years and we hope this now allows him to look to the future.”
Shane said: “Securing these funds is a massive relief to both me and my family, as it means that I will continue to get the support and rehabilitation I need to hopefully continue to make further improvements.”
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