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Settlement for grandfather left brain-damaged in road traffic collision

Jennifer Buchanan has won a six-figure settlement on behalf of a grandfather who was hit on a pedestrian crossing with his grandson by a car jumping the traffic lights.

The man, who is considered vulnerable and is protected by anonymity, has been left with ongoing orthopaedic and brain injuries and psychological injury, severely impacting his and his family's lives. His then two-year-old grandson suffered severe brain damage in the collision. Both were taken to the Royal London Hospital for emergency treatment.

Our client, who has a mathematics degree and previously worked as a construction manager, has been unable to return to work and is unlikely to be able to work again. His family, who look after him, say his personality and his behaviour have completely changed since the accident, often leaving him angry, confused and disengaged from family life and liable to compulsive financial decisions.

Ongoing musculoskeletal problems have severely impacted his everyday activities and social life and he has problems with his memory.

The insurer of the driver who injured both parties admitted liability. Jennifer instructed expert witnesses to assess the claimant's current and future health to provide a quantum statement and secured interim payment last year to fund ongoing care and support the man's financial losses. The court approved final settlement in an online hearing during lockdown.

The court appointed one of his family as his litigation friend and a court deputy has also been appointed to manage our client's affairs. Other members of the family are left with psychological injuries because of the collision.

'We will forever be so so grateful to Jennifer and her team at Fieldfisher for resolving my father's accident claim within a short span of time. Thank you so much Jennifer.'

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For further information about brain injury compensation claims and RTA claims, please call Jennifer Buchanan on 03304606774 or email


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