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7-figure sum awarded to young woman who suffered serious brain injury in Australian road crash

Sally Moore settles claim for compensation on behalf of woman injured in road traffic collision

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25 January 2012

We recently concluded a case for a young woman who suffered a serious head injury in a road traffic accident in Australia.  Liability was admitted.  Our client was awarded a seven-figure damages sum, which included compensation for injury, future loss of earnings, care and support and the need for adapted accommodation.

Sally Moore, the conducting partner, said:

"It was very important that we were able to bring the case in England because the damages are more generous, especially damages for future losses.   In addition, the costs recovery rules are more favourable in England and Wales whereas in Queensland an injured person can expect to have to pay a substantial amount towards costs from the damages award. 

The case was challenging as, although my client has suffered a very severe brain injury, she had made a good recovery from it, however she was left with significant on-going problems with motivation, fatigue, mood and loss of confidence.   My job was to demonstrate to the insurers the long term impact on my client's job prospects as well as the need for longer term support and therapy to maximise her potential."

Our client said:

“Sally’s levels of knowledge, expertise and insight were superb and second to none, the support and assistance she gave me throughout the life of my case was invaluable. I don’t think the outcome of my situation would have been as rosy without her.”

Brain injury solicitors

Specialist brain injury lawyers at Leigh Day & Co have extensive knowledge and a deep understanding of the impact of acquired brain injury on people’s lives. We are recognised as being leaders in this area of law by the main legal directories and we regularly handle complex and high-value serious injury claims.

We have successfully represented clients who have received serious head injuries after being involved in road traffic accidents and crashes, motorcycle crashes, coach accidents abroad, train crashes, traffic collisions and bomb explosions.  Many of our clients have also acquired severe brain injuries through an accident at work because of poor health and safety standards. 

We also act for the best interests of clients who are brain-injured and who are seeking appropriate services from social services, education authorities and the NHS.  We are highly experienced in securing interim payments and early rehabilitation costs for brain injured clients. 

Leigh Day & Co is accredited by:

Accidents against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), Child Brain Injury Trust , Headway, the Spinal Injuries Association and the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum as a firm of solicitors able to represent clients with complex and serious brain and spinal injury claims.  We are retained by British Cycling and the British Triathlon Federation to provide legal advice for members of these associations who have been injured in road crashes. We are also on the approved lawyers list for the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum, (UKABIF) and the Brain Injury Group (BIG).

To speak to a specialist brain injury solicitor please contact Sally Moore for a free confidential initial inquiry on 020 7650 1225.


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