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Personal injury news – Man to receive compensation for 1998 brain injury

23rd March 2012

The man sustained serious personal injury in 1998 when he and his twin brother were being driven from their home in Middlesex to see a football match.

The car they were travelling in had been travelling on the M1 when it collided with a stationary vehicle. One of the eight-year-old boys was left permanently disabled as a result of the incident.

The boy’s family sued the insurers of the driver who was held liable for the collision, although lawyers had to wait until the boy reached adulthood to be able to correctly assess the negative impact the head injury had had on him.

The team was able to calculate the appropriate sum of compensation more easily by using his twin brother to evaluate the full extent that the damage had caused.

Now, the family has been told that the young man will receive £1.1million in brain injury compensation, along with £23,000 annually. The money will go towards care costs.

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