Serious Brain Injury

Our client was awarded a financial package estimated by an IFA at £7.4 million, after he sustained a serious brain injury following a head on collision with a car travelling on the wrong side of the road.

Neil Lorimer said: “This is a huge award. It is to my knowledge the highest ever awarded in Shropshire and Mid Wales, but it has been carefully calculated to meet the claimant's extensive needs, now and for the rest of his life. The fund will be held and managed by the Court of Protection and will be used to meet those needs.”

The claimant has moved into a specially adapted home. He has been left with language, speech and cognitive difficulties. He also suffered multiple orthopaedic injuries which severely limit his walking distance. The injuries were so bad that he has been left needing 24 hour supervision for the rest of his life. However, he remains a passionate football supporter and enjoys following Shrewsbury Town and Manchester United.

Our client's mother said at the time: “This is wonderful – it hasn’t sunk in yet but it is far better than we expected. I don’t have to worry about him now if something were to happen to me, I know that he will receive the care he needs for the rest of his life. Mr Lorimer and his team have been fantastic and my family and I would like to give them a special thank you. I have been a client of Lanyon Bowdler since 1971 and I am treated like I am one of the family.”