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High Court Approves £3.5m Settlement After Pedestrian Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury In Collision

Mum Requires Lifetime Of Care After Being Knocked Down

25.01.2019

Andrew Hewitt, Press Officer | 0114 274 4255

A mum knocked down by a driver has received a £3.5 million settlement to fund the specialist care she requires for the rest of her life.

The woman suffered a number of injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, in the collision which happened when she was stood waiting to cross the road.

Following the crash her family instructed specialist serious injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to help the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, access the specialist care and rehabilitation she needs.

The High Court has this week approved a settlement from the driver’s insurance company.

The money will help pay for the vital rehabilitation and therapies the woman, from the borough of Islington, needs to overcome her injuries the best she can. It will also fund a support team to help look after her and compensate for the fact she will be unable to work again.

Irwin Mitchell’s Court of Protection team is managing the funds on her behalf to ensure that they last for the rest of her life.

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“This was a truly terrible incident which has had a profound effect on the lives of my client and her family.

“No amount of money can compensate for what has happened but at least my client will be able to continue her rehabilitation and continue with the great progress she has made since her accident.

“We hope that today’s ruling provides some peace of mind to the family, meaning my client can continue to live a full and active life.

“Her family have been a vital support to her throughout this process and are hoping that this settlement will allow them all to put the accident behind them so they can all look to the future.”
Sarah Griggs, Partner

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The woman also has mobility, memory and balance problems following the collision which happened in 2014. She still suffers flashbacks and is anxious about leaving the house.

Her children said: “The last few years have been incredibly difficult but we are so grateful to still have our Mum. She is the most loving and affectionate person anyone could wish to meet

“The progress she has made in her recovery has been amazing. We hope that this settlement will allow our Mum to continue her recovery and we can live as full a life as possible.

“Nothing can turn the clock back but we just hope what we have been through acts as a warning to motorists of the consequences that can happen by them not paying attention on the roads.”