Sustaining injuries as a result of an accident is traumatic enough. The devastation that a severe and serious, or catastrophic injury can cause is hard to imagine. Limb loss, spinal cord injuries or brain injuries will have profound and lifelong effects, with the injured person becoming heavily dependent on the support of family and others around them. The ability to work and be financial independent may also be curtailed.
With over fifteenth years’ experience in road traffic accident compensation claims, we have a highly successful track record in recovering compensation for thousands of clients every year.
We operate from offices in Leeds, but help claimants in all of England and Wales. Rest assured, your case will be in good hands.
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- No win fee funding available
- Dedicated and highly skilled team
- Awareness of statement benefit issues
- Access to rehabilitation services
- Advice regarding management of affairs
- National coverage
We appreciate that in cases involving injuries of the utmost severity, compensation is only part of the process. Access to practical assistance and advice is often crucial, for not only the injured person but their family too. Rehabilitation treatment, care needs, housing adaptations, financial, welfare and state benefit advice and much more will need to be included along with the more commonly considered pain and suffering payment, and wage loss both up to date and into the future.
You will need a team of caring legal professionals to guide you through this distressing time. We strongly recommend that you speak with an experienced legal team as early as possible. Ensure that they can advise you on:-
- the liability issues raised by the road traffic collision
- the valuation issues appropriate to your injury
- the availability of interim payments
- the state benefits available to you
- financial management of any settlement funds received
- access to care management plans and services
- legal guardianships
Child awarded with £2m by way of compensation, for a contra-coup brain injury suffered in car accident
One of our team handled a claim on behalf of a 3 week old child, who had suffered a contra-coup brain injury when the stationary car in which she was travelling was hit from behind at 60mph by another car. While her other physical injuries were relatively modest, her brain injury meant that she work a variety of care for the remainder of her life. She needed access to care managers and professionals, as well the considerable support of her parents. Appropriate financial guidance and benefits advice was also needed. She was ultimately awarded £2m by way of compensation, most of which related to the care package.
Catastrophic Accident Claims
A catastrophic injury is where a claimant has suffered a severe injury to the spine or brain. They may include fractures to the skull or spine. Long term injuries of this nature are serious and can result in the claimant being subjected to large upheaval in their life that will go on to affect their career prospects, income and family life.
Yes, providing you are not at fault for the accident. Michael Lewin Solicitors can provide help and support for accident victims and their relatives in the aftermath of a catastrophic accident.
The usual personal injury limitation periods apply. If you were over 18 when the accident occurred, you can submit a claim within three years of the date of the accident however; court proceedings must be issued within that period to avoid your claim from becoming statute barred, and to allow you to continue with your claim.
If you were under the age of 18 when the accident occurred, you have until the day before your 21st birthday to submit a claim and have Court Proceedings issued.
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