Family Instructs Serious Injury Lawyers At Irwin Mitchell More Than A Decade After Collision To Help Son Access Rehabilitation
A young man left with a severe brain injury in a road traffic accident as a child has received an £11 million settlement which will fund the specialist lifetime care he requires.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, suffered a number of serious injuries in the incident which happened in South London in the early 2000s.
He was airlifted to hospital where he suffered several seizures. Following tests he was diagnosed with a serious brain injury.
He was treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital and discharged home after nearly two months.
Expert serious injury lawyers asked to take over case from law firm
His parents instructed a law firm to pursue legal proceedings against the driver of the vehicle which hit their son.
However, more than a decade after the collision and with no rehabilitation package in place, in 2017, the family instructed Irwin Mitchell to take over their case.
Since then the family’s legal team has secured a number of interim payments to fund rehabilitation, which enabled the man to move into his own flat where he is supported by a round-the-clock care team.
Irwin Mitchell secures £11m settlement
The driver’s insurance company has now agreed an £11 million settlement which has been approved by the High Court.
The funds will ensure the man can continue to access the vital rehabilitation and therapies he requires and have a care team in place to help him live as independently as possible.
Expert Opinion“The family’s lives had been turned upside down by the devastating injuries our client suffered in the collision.
“The love and care our client received from his family cannot be questioned. However, sadly for many years they were not provided with the support they needed to ensure he had the care and rehabilitation he required.
“While he still faces many challenges our client’s story is proof that those with even the most severe life-changing injuries can make progress if given the right care and support they need.
“While no amount of money can ever make up for the severe injuries my client has suffered, the settlement provides the family with the security of knowing his care is secured for the rest of his life.
“We also hope this case acts as a warning to the devastating consequences families can be left to face because of the actions of other road users.” Anna Pask - Senior Associate Solicitor