Funds To Provide Vital Care And Support
The family of a six-year-old young girl who suffered a traumatic brain injury when just 11 months old have been awarded a multimillion pound payout which will be used to support the around-the-clock care and rehabilitation she needs.
Cerys Edwards, from Birmingham, now needs to be on a ventilator for 24-hours a day after suffering the serious injuries in a road traffic collision in 2006, which involved another vehicle which was speeding.
The speeding driver, Antonio Singh Boparan of Sutton Coldfield, was convicted of dangerous driving around two years after the crash.
It has been confirmed at Birmingham High Court that her family will receive around £5 million of compensation, as well as additional annual payments of £450,000 for the rest of her life.
Serious injury specialists at Irwin Mitchell act for both victims and the families of those who have suffered serious life-changing injuries in road traffic collisions, helping them to secure the funds they need to access vital care and support for rehabilitation.
Stephen Nye, a Partner and serious injury expert at the firm’s Birmingham office, said: “This terrible case is similar to so many which we are involved in, where people of all ages have had their lives transformed in serious road accidents.
“The funds secured in a case like this play a huge role in ensuring people who have suffered serious injuries are able to get the around-the-clock care and support they need to get the best from life, as well as access to the rehabilitation and other treatment which can prove so important.
“This is also an awful case which demonstrates the terrible consequences that dangerous driving can have. We hope that lessons can be learned which will go some way to raise more awareness of the importance of safe use of the roads.”