W v Weglewski
At a recent settlement meeting, Richard Wilkinson, instructed by Claire Roantree at Boyes Turner, secured damages of £3,425,000 on a Provisional Damages basis for a 58 year woman who sustained multiple injuries when she was struck by the Defendant’s vehicle whilst standing in a layby.
The Claimant sustained multiple orthopaedic injuries and significant resulting psychological damage. The physical injuries included a serious fracture to her left knee, which resulted in permanently impaired mobility requiring the agreed need for single storey accommodation and use of a wheelchair when outdoors. The agreed Provisional Damages award entitles the Claimant to seek further damages in the event of undergoing a leg amputation during her lifetime, a risk which the experts had identified as being very small (less than 1%).