We settled a personal injury claim for a part-time physiotherapist and sheep farmer involved in a road accident in Wales in 2013. As a result of the accident, she sustained a serious head injury leaving her with limited vision, mobility difficulties and some cognitive impairment.
Our client had originally instructed other solicitors but it became clear that they did not have the expertise to manage a serious brain injury case and she was recommended to transfer her case to us as head injury specialists. Assessing her care and the claim was complicated not just because of the severity of her injuries but also the fact that the farm run by her and her husband was in a very remote area.
Significant investigations were undertaken and extensive expert evidence was obtained looking at the cognitive and physical difficulties that our client has, how they affected her and how she could best be supported. Careful consideration had to be given to the issue of where she and her husband would live and how support could be provided.
The case settled for a substantial six figure sum at a joint settlement meeting.