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Stray cow RTA victim secures large damages award plus Provisional Damages following loss of eye

8th February 2022

Richard Wilkinson, instructed by Richard Foyster of Ashtons Legal, was successful in negotiating a settlement for a 31 year old woman who, amongst other injuries, lost an eye as a result of an horrendous collision with a cow that had escaped from a field onto the highway.

Liability for the high-speed collision was denied by both the driver of the vehicle in which the Claimant was a passenger and by the owner of the field from which the cow had escaped. Despite the severity of her injuries the Claimant had shown remarkable fortitude in returning to her employment as a zoo keeper. Following a Joint Settlement Meeting the Claimant recovered an immediate lump sum award of £1,230,000 plus an entitlement to Provisional Damages to protect her against the future risks of developing either functional blindness or epilepsy.

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Year of Call: 1992