They had unfortunately received incorrect legal advice regarding their ability to make a claim for compensation and were thus unaware of the change in the law in March 2017 which enabled a claim to be taken against the insurer of the vehicle used by the terrorist. They had therefore both been suffering greatly without financial support since the date of the attack.
Our clients who had been visiting London from Rome for a holiday at the time of the attack, had been sightseeing around Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament in the moments before the attack .
One of our clients was thrown onto the road following impact with the vehicle driven by Khalid Masood. She suffered polytrauma including spinal fractures, fractures to her hands, a head injury and a serious fracture to her ankle which has required ongoing surgical intervention and has left her with continuing serious pain and mobility issues.
Both clients suffered serious psychiatric injuries as a result of what they witnessed that day and were struggling to cope.
Since our instruction we have managed to secure interim funds to ensure both clients can access essential medical treatment and rehabilitation. Their cases are ongoing at present.
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