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Compensation for horrific honeymoon crash

22nd July 2013

The woman, who was 21 at the time of the motorcycle accident, was a pillion passenger on her newlywed husband’s motorbike when an uninsured driver ran a red light and collided with the couple. Although the woman’s husband suffered only minor injuries in the collision, she sustained a catastrophic brain injury, despite wearing a helmet.

They were honeymooning from Brazil at the time of the incident and, sadly, the woman’s husband has now left her and she is divorcing him, claiming desertion.

Personal injury lawyers representing the claimant at the High Court are expected to confirm an injury compensation deal comprised of a £2.1 million settlement and annual index-linked payments worth around £5 million.

Following the incident, the woman was in a coma at Charing Cross Hospital and doctors there were prepared to switch off her life support machine. However, her mother refused. She has now recovered some speech and mobility but will require a lifetime of nursing care and a specially adapted home to help her live with her motorcycle accident injuries.

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