P v M
Represented Portuguese insurer in claim by Spanish national who sustained injury in an RTA whilst working in the UK but who subsequently returned to live in Spain. Claim settled for £1m on the eve of a 5 day High Court trial at which 14 experts were due to give oral evidence.
The Claimant was aged 25 at the date of accident and sustained multiple injuries which it was accepted would prevent him from returning to his pre-accident heavy manual work. These included a brain injury (of disputed severity), multiple diverse orthopaedic injuries (spinal fractures, a wrist fracture and pelvic fracture) along with psychological injuries and damage to his senses (hearing, taste / smell and vision). Consideration given to the quantification of losses to be incurred in Claimant’s home country.