Colin Cook, Partner at Hatch Brenner Solicitors on Theatre Street in Norwich, has recently helped a local woman recover a £5.2M settlement from a catastrophic injury sustained in a road traffic accident on the M11.
The Claimant, a part time worker, sustained a burst fracture of her spine resulting in paraplegia whilst a passenger in a motor vehicle which was involved in a collision on the M11.
Colin Cook commented: “The Hatch Brenner Dispute Resolution team is delighted to have reached this settlement for our client. Following her injury, she required a rehabilitation package and extensive adaptations to her living accommodation to address her complex care needs. Herself and her family have had to be re-housed with her new accommodation specifically adapted to meet her needs to include provision for live in carers.”
Following an initially cooperative approach towards to the Claimant’s care needs, the Defendant in the case disputed the extent to which her accommodation needed to be adapted and the level of care needed in the extent of adaptive equipment required.
Mr Cook added: “In complex cases like this one, the compensation awarded is vital in allowing the client to fulfil a genuine need for rehabilitation and lifestyle adaptations following such serious injuries. There are many different options available. In this case, the Claimant presented on the basis of a combined lump sum and periodical payment order. The parties ultimately reached a compromise of a full lump sum basis; the Claimant seeking a premium to allow the Defendant to “buy off“ the periodical payment order. We have the experience to advise our clients on their best options to ensure they receive the maximum amount of compensation in the most appropriate and beneficial form to suit their particular needs and requirements.”
Hatch Brenner is proud to have recovered well over £10M in damages for seriously injured clients this year alone. If you would like to speak to Colin Cook about your circumstances, or to discuss Court of Protection or Personal Injury Trusts advice following the resolution of a Litigation matter, call 01603 660 811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org