O v O’C
The claimant was injured when his motorbike collided with the defendant’s car at a city junction. He made a good recovery from his relatively minor physical injuries, but brought a claim for £3,244,430, alleging significant brain damage, associated with clinically significant concussive symptoms, PTSD and audio-vestibular changes. In addition, he claimed that he lacked capacity to litigate and manage his own affairs.
The defendant’s case was that the claim was exaggerated and that there had been a deliberate attempt to mislead the medical experts. Following a JSM, the claim settled for £460,000, which was approved by the Court.