What we’ve achieved for head and spine injured clients

In the past, we have obtained the following settlements for clients:

M v Aird [2014]

£5 million award for a cyclist hit by a car who sustained a serious head injury and was left in a minimally conscious state. Recovered a lump sum of £2 million pounds and periodical payments of £250,000 pa while in a specialist unit, rising to £330,000 pa once he was in his own property.

RRR v MIB [2014]

£5.049 million for a pedestrian hit by a car and sustained a serious head injury. Received a lump sum award of £1.6 million and staged periodical payments for the rest of his life. Award reduced for contributory negligence.

C v Hall [2014]

£1.6 million lump sum award for a woman who sustained a serious head injury in a road traffic accident when her car was hit from behind. Claimant was only able to return to work on a part-time basis in a reduced capacity.

W v J A LEE WINDOWS [2014]

£1.45 million lump sum award for a man who sustained a serious head injury and subsequent loss of sight following a road traffic accident. Causation strongly disputed.

W v Terry [2013]

£475,000.00 for a cyclist hit by a car who sustained a head injury, orthopaedic injuries and ophthalmic injuries.

B v Toby [2012]

£1.78 million for a woman who sustained a serious head injury in a road traffic accident. Lump sum award of £802,000 plus future periodical payments of £32,500 per annum.

B v Simon [2012]

£1.54 million for a 71-year-old claimant who sustained a serious spinal cord injury in a road traffic accident which left her paralysed.

P v Owen and T Alun Jones Ltd [2012]

The claimant sustained a serious head injury in a road traffic accident. Liability was strongly disputed and there was a significant reduction for contributory negligence. Settled for £585,000 (seven figure claim on full liability basis).

E v James [2011]

70-year-old man sustained a serious head injury in a head-on collision. Settled for £500,000 on a full-liability basis. Liability agreed on a 50/50 basis.

W v MIB [2010]

£1.38 million for a man who sustained a serious head injury when hit by an uninsured driver and was unable to return to his pre-accident job. Awarded lump sum of £450,000 plus periodical payments of £50,000 pa to age 50 and then £35,000 pa thereafter.

W v Wilkinson and McIlvaine [2009] Court of Appeal

Acted on behalf of a motorcyclist who was involved in a collision with a vehicle in front when seeking to overtake a parked caravan. Liability apportioned on a 60/40% basis. The defendants appealed and the judgment was upheld by the Court of Appeal. Settled for £512,500 (£1.28 million on a full-liability basis).

£2.25 million for a schoolgirl hit by a car sustaining a serious head injury and subsequent psychiatric problems/schizophrenia, which we proved were caused by the head injury.

£1.072 million in 2008 for a man who received a head injury when he was hit by an untraced lorry. Settlement with the MIB included an award for provisional damages if the claimant ever developed post-traumatic epilepsy.

O v Birakos [2008]

Obtained a six-figure sum for a claimant who was paralysed when he fell from a fire exit when trying to leave the defendant’s premises after an altercation in the bar. Liability was strongly contested and there was a significant reduction for contributory negligence.

£1.2 million in 2007 for a woman who sustained a serious head injury in a road traffic accident.

£2.27 million for a severely injured child left with brain damage at birth.
S v Bird [2005]

£1.36 million for a 70-year-old man who was rendered paraplegic in a road traffic accident.
A v W Potrafke (UK) Ltd

The claimant crashed his car after falling asleep at the wheel and was rendered paraplegic. Successfully sued the claimant’s employers for operating an unsafe system of work, which required long hours and overnight working with no breaks. (Reported in The Lawyer).

Chapman v London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

A successful liability claim against the local authority for failing to properly inspect trees after a decayed branch from a tree fell onto the claimant’s car during storms, causing him to crash and rendering him paraplegic. (Reported in The Lawyer and on Lawtel).

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