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Marcus Grant instructed on behalf of claimant on £840,000 settlement for a 48-year-old self-employed bookkeeper who sustained a significant traumatic brain injury characterised by a skull fracture, traumatic microhaemorrhage and macroscopic diffuse axonal injury on MRI in a road accident when a horsebox lorry toppled onto the roof of her car, crushing her.
In addition, she suffered significant injury to her left eye leaving her with double vision and damage to her vestibular system.
She was left with linguistic language difficulties together with the syndrome of cognitive, behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with brain injury.
She was an intensely private person whose preferred coping strategy was denial and resisted intensive neurorehabilitation, preferring to muddle through with support from her husband and light touch case management.
It was not until after the fourth anniversary of the accident that she became more receptive to more diverse rehabilitation.
Her claim was settled through negotiation on the basis that she would unlikely recover any, or any significant earning capacity and that her ongoing need for support from a case manager and personal assistant was likely to be light touch.
The case settled through negotiation.