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Road traffic accident claim settled for £10 million

Date Added 20.12.23

David Boobyer of Tollers Solicitors and appointed counsel, Chris Barnes KC and Chris Allen of Exchange Chambers, have reached a lump sum settlement of £10 million for their Client, who was involved in a road traffic accident (RTA) before birth. The Claimant, a 23-year old now based in the USA, was aged 33 weeks in-utero when the parents were involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle, resulting in the claimant suffering a serious brain injury and being born prematurely. Despite the serious and life-long impact of their injuries, the Claimant, hailed as a determined, diligent, and bright person by the Judge, has persevered to successfully obtain a degree at university and to further continue their studies.

The Claimant’s move to the USA brought additional complications to the claim, including; the costs of care and residing in the USA, whether a lump sum or Periodical Payment Order (PPO) was an appropriate award, consideration of multi-jurisdiction taxation and investment of damages, and sourcing appropriate reliable experts in a foreign country.

The claim was due to be heard at Trial in early 2024, however Tollers Solicitors and counsel successfully settled the matter at a Joint Settlement meeting (JSM) in late 2023 for £10million, translating into an award of around $12.5million based on current exchange rates. The settlement was approved by the court in November 2023 and the case is now subject to reporting restrictions and an anonymity order.

A brain injury is a complex and life-altering event that warrants the expertise of a specialist brain injury solicitor. Tollers in-depth understanding of medical, legal, and emotional aspects related to brain injuries allows the firm to provide comprehensive support, build a strong case, and secure the appropriate compensation. By engaging a specialist, individuals and their families can have confidence in the legal process and focus on the necessary steps towards recovery and rebuilding their lives.

If you think you might have a case or you want to find out more about the services Tollers Personal Injury team provide… Talk to Tollers on 01604 258558. Our highly experienced PI specialists are on hand to answer any questions you might have and possibly advise and guide you through the process of making a claim.

Offices mentioned: Northampton Office

People mentioned: David Boobyer

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