Nicola - Car accident claim

Case Study – Nicola – Car accident claim

Nicola was a passenger when in a car she when the driver lost control, collided with a wall and rebounded into two parked cars.

Nicola suffered a severe head injury and developed spasticity in her legs.  Nicola’s family instructed a Head Injury UK solicitor to fight the case and obtain maximum compensation for Nicola.  Immediately the expert solicitor set about obtaining an interim payment to allow specialist, private rehabilitation to commence.  Nicola was reliant upon a wheelchair for 16 months after the accident but with intensive private physiotherapy, she regained the strength and confidence to walk again.   

Nicola will require care and assistance for the rest of her life.  Funding was arranged for a specialist brain injury case manager to be instructed to give Nicola maximum independence but at the same time her family reassurance that she would always be looked after.

As part of the settlement, compensation was obtained to purchase a specially adapted bungalow for Nicola so she could live in accommodation that was suitable for her needs and had space for her wheelchair and carers.

Nicola’s claim settled for over £2.5 million.

What our clients say

We know that we have been extremely fortunate to have had such a consummate PI lawyer in Andy acting on our behalf but we have also been blessed by having had his support, trust, friendship and loyalty throughout. We cannot ever thank him enough.

The compensation Nicola has received has helped her move from a tiny council flat into a massive bungalow which has been specifically adapted. It has enabled her to have a better life.

If it was not for the help of my solicitor I don't know where I would have been today. He provided a great deal of emotional support and secured compensation at various stages from the insurance company to fund my treatment and allow me to live. He was there from start to finish.

Higgs & Sons acted for us for 5 years until our daughters claim for personal injuries was finally settled. Ian remains a trustee of our daughters trust fund and we now look upon him as a friend.

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