26 April 2005
An interim award
of £750,000 has been given to a teenager involved in an accident last September.
‘J’ was riding his moped when he was knocked down, fracturing his spine
and leaving him in a wheelchair
. The interim award was granted to allow him to buy a new home and have it adapted appropriately to his needs, so that his rehabilitation can be as effective as possible.
Interim payments help to maximise rehabilitation
While legal proceedings were necessary to enforce the interim payment
, specialist solicitors at Leigh Day were pleased at the speed with which the payment has been arranged and put to good use:
'There is an increasing focus on the issues of rehabilitation
in cases of maximum severity. To be able to use the large interim payment
immediately to improve J's quality of life and boost his rehabilitation
is precisely the sort of aim that early litigation should have.'
'The money will hopefully mean that J is able to improve his position significantly over the coming months and years, and as a result may even save the defendant insurers money as he seeks to get into employment and is able to mitigate his loss as a result of the accident.'
For more information or if you think you may have a claim and want to discuss your case please contact Sally Moore
on 020 7650 1279.
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