A court has awarded what the law firm FBC Manby Bowdler believes is a record settlement to a man who was left with severe injuries after being hit by the car of an insured driver.
The Wolverhampton-based man, who cannot be named due to a court order protecting his identity, according to FBC Manby Bowdler, received £20 million to ensure he can be cared for in his own home for the rest of his life after a six-year legal battle.
The settlement is believed to be the largest of its kind handed down so far this year and was secured by Tim Gray (pictured), lead partner for the personal injury and clinical negligence department at law firm FBC Manby Bowdler.
The 29-year-old was left with severe brain and orthopaedic injuries following a motorcycle accident more than 10 years ago, FBC Manby Bowdler said.
As the driver who hit the man had no insurance in place at the time of the accident, a claim was logged with the Motor Insurers Bureau, which is responsible for meeting claims relating to uninsured motorists.
Although a judgement on liability was made in 2011 and interim payments were given to ensure the man’s care in a rehabilitation centre, legal proceedings have been ongoing since to gain a financial settlement that would secure the man’s future.
Gray of FBC Manby Bowdler commented: “I am very pleased that we have been able to conclude these long and drawn out proceedings and that our client will be able to purchase accommodation and fund a lifelong care package to meet his individual needs.”
“The claim was hard fought, following an incident that has devastated the life of a blameless man. It will allow him to have the best and most appropriate care in his own home as he deserves.”