Dr Nicholas Braslavsky QC and Stephen Maguire have secured a £7.5 million settlement and life-time care and support for a claimant who suffered serious brain injury in a motorbike accident.
The case involved complex issues relating to the extent of injuries suffered, medical evidence and causation.
The claimant, who cannot be identified following a court order, suffered breaks to his jaw, shoulders, ribs, arms and legs as a result of the accident and spent seven months in hospital and specialist rehabilitation care before being able to return to live with his parents.
As a result of his injuries he has significant memory loss and also struggles to control his behaviour and is prone to becoming quickly frustrated, angry and aggressive. In addition, the claimant had lost the capacity to deal with his own financial affairs and litigation and was unable to care for his young child to whom he is a single parent. Evidence was therefore obtained to quantify the cost of both his own needs and those of his daughter.
Insurers acting on behalf of the car driver had accepted liability for the injuries at an early stage in the case however the damages settlement figure was disputed and the case was set to be heard before a judge.
Nicholas and Stephen, instructed by Hudgell Solicitors, secured the £7.5 million figure at a settlement meeting which was ultimately approved by the High Court.