Our member firm was instructed to assist Mr M following a collision in 2020. He was travelling home from work when the Defendant driver, who was in a right-hand filter lane in the opposite carriageway, without warning turned right as Mr M approached. As a result he struck Mr M’s motorcycle.
His injuries included several serious fractures and a spinal cord injury. Mr M’s leg injury resulted in him undergoing an above knee amputation of his left leg.
The overall aim of the case was to help Mr M and his family adapt life to suit his altered capabilities following the accident. Funding was secured for private, inpatient rehabilitation at a specialist rehabilitation centre which ensured Mr M received the care he required at that time.
Funds were also secured for Mr M’s continued community rehabilitation, allowing him to access services such as physiotherapy and the use of a hydrotherapy pool.
In cases involving injuries of this extent, its common to secure funding to purchase an appropriate property in place of the client’s current home. However, Mr M loved his current home and did not want to move to another property, so funding was secured to make the necessary adaptations to his existing home, in order to allow him to continue living in it. While the renovations were being carried out, Mr M stayed in suitable rented accommodation, for which funding was also secured.
Following negotiations with the Defendant party’s insurers, Mr M gained access to equipment, such as wheelchairs, which helped his mobility and on-going treatments. Mr M was also the second ever person to have walked using the exoskeleton with his specific spinal cord injury and above-knee amputation.
Mr M is likely to need rehabilitation, care and support for the rest of his life. Bringing a claim for injuries, via a specialist major trauma solicitor, has ensured he received a level of compensation to allow him to achieve this.