19th December 2016
Richard Wilkinson (with Grahame Aldous QC, instructed by Frances Pierce of Dean Wilson LLP) appeared for the Claimant.
On 12/12/16 Mr Justice Kerr approved settlement to a 41 year old Claimant who sustained serious head injury when knocked off his bicycle in 2011.
The Defendant had pursued an allegation of contributory negligence based on the Claimant’s failure to wear a cycle helmet, which had been removed shortly pre-accident. Ultimately however damages were agreed on a 100% basis at a JSM shortly before trial. The Claimant had been assessed to have a mild learning disability pre-accident, but had lived independently and worked full time. Following the accident he lacked capacity to manage his own affairs, had been unable to work and required professional care. PPOs were agreed in respect of future care, case management and Deputyship costs.