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£10m compensation for brain injured motorcyclist

Keith Barrett secured £10 million settlement in a motorcycle accident claim. Peter* sustained a moderate-severe traumatic brain injury inter alia following a road traffic collision, in 2017 and could not be discharged from inpatient care for two years post-incident due to the severity of the brain injury. 

Peter, a motorcyclist, was correctly proceeding along the nearside lane of a dual carriageway when the defendant turned across the nearside lane in order to enter a minor road and collided with our client's vehicle as a result.

Liability was disputed with additional arguments regarding security of a protective helmet and expert evidence from reconstruction experts found that the Peter was travelling in excess of the speed limit. Despite the difficulties, we secured a split liability on the basis of 75/25 in favour of Peter. 

We arranged for expert and medical evidence in neuro-rehabilitation medicine, neuropsychology, neurology, SALT, physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, care and accommodation. Following quantum evidence obtained, the parties agreed Peter requires, and will always require, support worker supervision 24/7 due to the enduring cognitive impairments as well as the risks created by diagnosed epilepsy. 

This case also included an accommodation claim for a suitably adapted property to accommodate our client's needs including the 24/7 care. Peter is a protected beneficiary and his affairs will be managed by the Court of Protection. 

A settlement was achieved through Alternative Dispute Resolution and the settlement was approved at the High Court of Justice in January 2023.

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Contact us

For further information about motorcycle accident claims and personal injury claims, please call Keith Barrett on 03304606783 or email keith.barrett@fieldfisher.com.


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