Serious injury claim awarded £1.3 million compensation

03 August 2015

By Senior Personal Injury Solicitor Jason Harries

Client situation

Mr A A suffered serious injuries in a car accident when his car was hit by a drunk driver who lost control of his vehicle and ended up in a high speed head on collision with Mr A A.

Mr A A suffered extensive fractures to both his legs and had surgery. Despite attempts to repair the damage, the surgical team could not save his left leg and his leg amputated at the knee. The right leg was saved but was badly damaged and required metalwork to be inserted into the bone.

Before the car accident, Mr A A had been the carer for his wife, who had a back condition that restricted her mobility. After the car accident Mr A A was confined to a wheelchair. The couple relied upon friends and family to help them to cope.

Outcome: over £1,300,000 compensation awarded

Personal Injury Solicitor Jason Harries and his team supported Mr A A throughout the claims process and were successful in securing Interim Payments of compensation to be paid before the claim had been settled.

Mr A A was originally offered the amount of £300,000 compensation to settle his claim and he initially wanted to accept the offer. With his best interests in mind, we advised him against accepting this offer and a year later an offer of around £600,000 compensation was presented. Again, we advised him against accepting the offer.

Finally, after six years, Personal Injury Solicitor Jason Harries secured a compensation settlement in excess of £1,300,000 in this case.

At Co-op Legal Services, our Personal Injury Solicitors deal with car accident claims on a No Win No Fee basis.

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