Personal injury lawyers confront tragedy on a daily basis. However, they are often left in awe of the courage displayed by severely injured accident victims. In this case, a young man fought his way back to independence after suffering life-changing head injuries in a road smash.
The man, aged in his 20s, was a passenger in a car which was rammed from behind by a bus. Three of his friends died in the collision and he was left severely injured. It was believed that he would always be dependent on the care of others. With the support of his family, however, he has managed to return to work since the accident and plans to move into a home of his own.
Following negotiations, the bus driver’s employers agreed to settle his claim for £1,454,687. In approving the settlement, the High Court paid tribute to the remarkable progress he had made. His independence had been achieved by his own determination to get back to where he was before the accident.
Healys Partner Paul Keown commented:
“Whilst nothing can adequately compensate for the loss of one’s health and normal way of life, a financial settlement can help those who are injured to cope with the changes in circumstances and relieve them from financial hardship.”