Teesside woman brings motor accident claim, wins £3m

After bringing a motor accident claim against the insurers of a taxi driver that severely injured her as a girl, one Teesside woman has recently won a £3 million personal injury compensation award at London’s High Court.

Vicki Hart, now aged twenty two, had only been fourteen years old when a taxi knocked her down while she was attempting to cross Guisborough’s Rectory Lane.  Ms Hart suffered life-changing injuries in the accident, according to her personal injury claims, including a broken neck, a fractured skull, and a blood clot in her brain which led her to suffer a serious stroke.

Ms Hart’s doctors were genuinely afraid that her injuries would be too severe for her to recover from.  However, the teenage schoolgirl survived, though the injuries she sustained have left her profoundly disabled, requiring 24 hour a day support and care.

Both Ms Hart and her family brought a motor accident claim against the insurance company of the taxi driver, with the end result of the High Court in London approving a compensation package with a £3 million sum.  The damages award will go towards providing Ms Hart’s extensive needs.

The family were pleased, said a member of Ms Hart’s legal team, with the outcome of the case, as the family had to rely upon very limited levels of care, since it had to be paid for by their local authority and primary care trust prior to the settlement award.  The family’s legal representative also said that Ms Hart’s quality of life will undergo vast improvements due to the size of the settlement as well.

The taxi driver’s insurance company declined to comment.

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