Brain injury to pedestrian hit by a bus

Our Client was hit by a single deck bus whilst walking along a pavement in Southampton.  He sustained a head injury, was unconscious and subsequently had a protracted period of confusion and agitation for about 6 weeks.

His injuries caused him to experience residual problems with memory, concentration, reasoning, judgment, insight and an altered personality.

Due to the extent of the injuries sustained by our client it was necessary to obtain reports from four experts.

As the Client was 84 years old his claim for future losses was quite limited.  His wife and one of his daughters provided most of the care and assistance he required as the family did not want anyone else to look after him.

The Defendant's insurers were extremely difficult to deal with.  Despite the nature of the injuries sustained by our Client they made an initial offer of £47,000 on the basis that due to his age he was unlikely to live very much longer in any event and would therefore want to settle his claim at the earliest opportunity.

Our Client was advised that the offer did not represent a reasonable settlement of his claim.  Court proceedings were therefore issued and the Court made an Order setting out a timetable for the exchange of all evidence.  Following the issue of Court proceedings it was possible to agree the settlement of the claim at its full value of £225,000.

As the Client was assessed as being unable to deal with his own financial affairs he was registered as a patient of the Court of Protection.  Our Mr Whiteley was appointed as his deputy and therefore has responsibility for looking after our Client's financial affairs.

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Clare Carter
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Gavin Lane
Partner & Head of Personal Injury Group
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Chris Whiteley
Managing Partner
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Senior Associate
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Sarah Mills
Consultant
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Laura Rowe
Solicitor
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Paralegal
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Charlotte Harwood
Trainee Solicitor
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Joan Ferrett
Legal Secretary
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Amy Gregory
Legal Secretary
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Anna Hagan
Legal Secretary
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Legal Secretary
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Claire Parrett
Legal Secretary
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Pamela Perry
Legal Secretary
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Tanya Reeves
Legal Secretary
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Eleanor Churchill
Legal Secretary
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