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Compensation claim news – Neasden car accident sees High Court settlement

01st March 2012

The 60-year-old had been walking in Neasden, Greater London, when a driver in a hired Vauxhall car collided with another car which in turn crashed into a lorry. The lorry then then careered onto the pavement.

As a result of the multi-car accident the woman, a mother of four, suffered serious head injuries, including multiple fractures. She was airlifted to hospital where she received emergency treatment.

The lorry driver, who was found to be blameless in the road traffic accident, died as a result of his injuries.

In court the driver of the Vauxhall pleaded guilty to having caused death by careless driving.

Solicitors for the injured pedestrian have now successfully claimed damages from the Vauxhall driver’s car insurance company.

After months of treatment and extensive rehabilitation, the woman has made what is described as “in many ways a good recovery” but the resultant brain damage she has suffered means that she will require permanent, on-going care and assistance.

Insurers agreed a final car accident compensation settlement of £750,000 lump sum payment and further annual payments of £25,000 per year to pay care costs.

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