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Interim award to teenager with spinal injury

An interim award of £750,000 has been given to a teenager who fractured his spine when he was knocked off his moped.

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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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Who worked on this case

  • Sally Moore
  • 020 7650 1225

  • Specialist Area

    Spinal injuries