H v.L (Unrep) – 18.07.2018
21st August 2018
Marcus Grant appeared for the Claimant, a 51-year-old unemployed lady who recovered £1.7m in respect of serious injuries to her right leg in a scooter accident. She underwent multiple operations on her leg, knee and ankle following which her mobility was severely restricted.
She lived in a Grade 2 listed house that was unsuited for her mobility needs and could not be altered to accommodate them easily. The bulk of her claim comprised claims for care and equipment and alternative accommodation. She brought her accommodation claim relying on the principles in George v. Pinnock.
The claim was defended on the basis that further recovery was likely that would eliminate much of the claimed care, equipment and accommodation claims.
The case settled through negotiation part way between the Parties’ best positions.