Personality Change Road Accident Victim Secures £860,000

WR Solicitor & Director Jonathan Leach

Road accidents can have grave consequences that last a lifetime, and it is only right that, where they are caused by negligence, full compensation is paid. In one case recently reviewed by one of our Personal Injury experts Jonathan Leach, a man who suffered a dramatic change in his personality after he was knocked down on a pelican crossing secured six-figure damages.

Following the accident, in which he sustained head injuries, the man began to suffer memory problems and bouts of rage that had not afflicted him previously. His wife reported that he was prone to rigidity of thinking and that his decision-making ability had sharply declined, but that he had little insight into his condition.

A claim was brought on his behalf against an NHS trust which employed the driver of the vehicle that struck him. The trust disputed the severity of his brain injuries but, following negotiations, agreed to settle his claim for £860,000.

In approving the compromise, the High Court expressed admiration for all that the man’s wife had done in caring for him since the accident.

If you are hurt in a road accident that is not your fault, whether as a cyclist, pedestrian or other road user, it is important to establish the full extent of your injuries and their likely impact on your life, and to provide clear medical evidence in support of your claim, in order to ensure that you are adequately compensated.

We are experienced in handling claims of this kind, so if we can assist you, please contact Jonathan on 01254 30 10 44 or alternatively complete our Contact Form and one of our expert advisors will be in touch.

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