A motor accident claim victim that was left with sever brain damage a decade and a half ago has recently been the recipient of a substantial personal injury compensation settlement.
Nicholas Butler was only 8 years old when he he experienced the near-fatal car accident in which Susan Prosser, his aunt, Laura Prosser, his cousin, and family friend Nikita Somes, aged seven, were killed.
The traffic accident claim involved a collision in which Ms Prosser collided with a skip lorry shortly after she she lost control of her motor vehicle. Shortly after the collision, Ms Prosser crashed into a tree after careening down an embankment.
Nicholas, the sole survivor of the accident, was rushed to hospital, only to discover that he had suffered extensive cerebral injuries which resulted in his need of round-the-clock care for the rest of his life.
Through the aid of both his family and his accident solicitors, Nicholas filed a claim with the skip lorry driver’s car insurance company. The High Court recently heard Nicholas’ case.
As a result, High Court Mrs Justice Swift approved a settlement for an undisclosed amount of compensation. Justice Swift additionally stated that the settlement should be sufficient to provide the car Nicholas requires for the remainder of his life. A portion of the settlement money will be spent on a home for Nicholas that will be adapted to cater to his special needs.
The High Court judge commented that Nicholas’ condition, which will require very careful indefinite management, is very difficult and distressing for both himself and his family.
While the final settlement amount remains undisclosed to the public, due to the nature of Nicholas’ injuries and their severity, the total sum the car insurance company will be ordered to pay most likely runs into the millions of pounds.
Thanks to a four car traffic collision that occurred during rush hour in Twyford recently, one woman was left needing medical treatment for whiplash-related injuries.
The collision occurred just before 8 o’clock in the morning, which resulted in the female driver, aged 38 years, to report whiplash accident claims to her insurer.
The female motorist’s injuries were severe enough that she needed to have an ambulance called in order to be treated.
Three other cars were involved in the motor accident claim, which occurred near the Golden Cross at the A321 Waltham Road. Following the traffic accident claim, Station Road was closed for the better part of an hour, only being re-opened at approximately ten minutes to nine.
Out of the three other cars that were involved in the collision, which included a silver Nissan and a black Honda, only the male driver of a red VW Polo faced being reported for driving carelessly.
In related news, Twyford Parish Council members have recently been discussing plans to make an accident blackspot more safe by altering a dangerous junction.
Plans, which included making an extension to a traffic island, introducing a slip road, or cutting speeds at the junction of the London Road and A4 Bath Road have all been cited as proposed ways that the Wokingham Borough Council could use to reduce the amount of accidents occuring at the junction.
The proposals were discussed by the Twyford Parish Council last month at a meeting. The September 21 council meeting ended with an agreement on the Council’s part that measures to improve the junction must be taken.
Councillors at the meeting reported that the junction had been the location of several collisions; as many as eight traffic accidents had occurred at the location, according to some reports.
After being injured so severely in a car crash that she suffered debilitating paralysis, a teenager recently received a record-breaking car accident claim compensation.
Chrissie Johnson, who was injured nearly four years ago at the age of 16 in a November 2006 car collision, has spent years since the accident in and out of various care homes and hospitals as a result of her devastating injuries, which led her to file a traffic accident claim with the courts.
Chrissie suffered an extensive brain injury, which impacted both her health and her life tremendously. As a result she is nearly completely paralysed and confined to the use of a wheelchair, though she has regained the use of one of her arms through heroic rehabilitation efforts. Due to her stringent needs for everyday care, she sought personal injury compensation for her debilitating injuries.
Ms Johnson brought suit against the driver’s insurer, and London’s High Court recently decided the outcome in her favour. Initially the courts decided that she was to be paid £4 million in one lump sum, which will go towards providing a specially fitted home that will accommodate Ms Johnson’s particular needs. In addition to the large sum, the courts also ordered the insurer pay a yearly index-linked compensation payment of £300,000 in order to pay for the extensive amounts of medical care she needs as a result of the accident.
The personal injury lawyers that comprised Chrissie’s legal counsel declared that the entire value of her settlement could be in excess of £17.5 million. This high sum would be a new record in regards to the amounts that have been paid out to personal injury victims.
In related news, many insurers have been raising their premiums as of late in order to compensate for an increase in the amount of car accident claims.