This article was published on June 30th, 2013
A YOUNG bank worker who was catastrophically injured in a horrific road smash has successfully won compensation for the brain injury suffered.
The driver of the car was killed when she lost control on a bend of the A338 and crashed head-on into an oncoming car.
Her front-seat passenger suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for a fortnight.
Now aged 27, the accident victim, the driver’s estate, claiming she was negligent, and motor insurers agreed at an early stage that there was “some negligence on her part”.
Her counsel told the judge that, while she had made a good recovery from her “significant injuries”, she had been left with “permanent difficulties in terms of cognitive function, headaches, fatigue and problems controlling her emotions”.
The victim and her family, who attended court, declined to comment afterwards.
Although the sums of money involved in the settlement have been kept confidential, millions of pounds are routinely awarded by the courts in cases of such serious injury.