£13.3 million Personal Injury claim settlement approved
Andrew Ritchie QC and Chris Stephenson instructed by Laura Merry, Lyons Davidson, gained approval from Lambert J on 28 April for the settlement of a claim brought by AX who suffered a road traffic accident and severe traumatic brain injury with multiple physical injuries. After 4 months in hospital and 6 months of rehabilitation, AX needed 14 hours per day supervised care for life, adapted single level accommodation and a deputy to manage her finances. AX could walk unaided and interact, but was vulnerable and lacked capacity. Split down award: PSL £220,000; Past loss: £650,000; Future loss: £12,430,000. Reduced life expectation: 5 years. An award for Wealth Management at 0.5% pa of the lump sum was included.