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Dean Wilson settle multi-million-pound claim following Road Traffic Accident resulting in complex orthopaedic injuries.

16 Apr 2024

Dean Wilson have settled a long running personal injury claim for just under £5m for a Claimant after a serious road traffic accident. 


Alex Brown was instructed by Mrs P following a head on collision in a Road Traffic Accident back in 2019. 

In the accident, the Mrs P suffered catastrophic orthopaedic injuries to all 4 limbs but particularly her legs which were initially at serious risk of amputation. Thankfully, through excellent early treatment meant her legs were saved but she was left with significant limitations in her ability to walk and manage independently with day-to-day living. 

The Process

Mrs P had initially instructed alternate solicitors but contacted Alex as she felt her injuries were not being fully understood and instructed him to take over as her solicitor in early 2020. 

Alex assisted in switching Mrs P’s rehabilitation regime from a joint instruction with the defendant insurer to a single instruction to give Mrs P more control over her own care and rehabilitation regime and was able to obtain significant interim payments throughout the claim to fund her ongoing needs. 

The main arguments in the case revolved around whether Mrs P was able to manage without care on a day-to-day basis if she had a suitably adapted property that facilitated her needs. 

Mrs P was adamant that although predominantly a wheelchair user she wanted the freedom to go out and walk on her crutches and not be always bound to a wheelchair and to achieve this required ongoing care. The other key piece of evidence was demonstrating that Mrs P could not stand up from the floor if she had a fall, again signifying an ongoing need for support. 

The Result

The matter was to a joint settlement meeting in March 2024 and following a long day of negotiation, a settlement was achieved on behalf of Mrs P for just under £5,000,000 and included a significant sum of her ongoing care needs and future accommodation needs and providing security for Mrs P for the rest of her life. 

Counsel was Richard Wilkinson of Temple Garden Chambers who provided expert guidance to facilitate settlement for Mrs P. 

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Alex was also assisted by Becca Porter, Jasmine Cattigan and Samantha Brace. 

Dean Wilson represented Mrs P on a no-win, no-fee agreement. If you have been injured in an accident and would like to discuss taking legal action, please contact our expert personal injury team on 01273 249200, or visit our personal injury page here.

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