Jane was driving home from work one day to collect her daughter from school when a car travelling in the opposite direction, at 80mph in a 30mph zone, hit her head-on while trying to overtake another car. Jane’s car was knocked off the road and landed on its roof.
Jane was admitted to hospital where she remained for a month recovering from fractures to both legs, her right elbow as well as a torn aorta and internal injuries to her kidneys and spleen. She had no memory of the accident or of being airlifted from the scene. To make matters worse, her partner and daughter could not visit her due to Covid restrictions in place at the time.
The catastrophic injury team lead by Phil Kyte was instructed within two days of the accident and immediately prioritised a rehabilitation plan for Jane to give her the best chance of a full recovery. The team also managed to secure an admission of liability from the other side’s insurer.
Due to the severity of her lower limb injuries, Jane was bed bound for six months. Our team was able to secure professional carers who attended to Jane’s care needs four times a day. We were also able to secure a programme of rehabilitative treatment – both physical and mental – to aid Jane’s recovery.
In addition to helping with her recovery, we secured interim payments to give Jane some piece of mind while she was off work.
We obtained multiple medical reports from specialist experts and, as a result, negotiated a settlement of more than £400,000 for Jane.
Our specialist catastrophic injury solicitor, Phil Kyte, who acted for Jane said:
“Jane suffered absolutely life changing injuries through no fault of her own. Despite this, and despite some tough times, she was always able to raise a smile and a laugh. She has been an absolute joy to work for. The significant amount of compensation we were able to secure is obviously important for Jane’s future but equally important was the early rehabilitation that we were able to put in place to give her the best chance of recovering and ease the pressure on her family.”
On settlement of the claim, Jane said, ‘Following a car accident in January 2021, our lives were completely turned upside down. It was only within a few days that my car insurance company suggested Minster Law and we requested their help.
They have always kept us updated on what would happen next and managed our expectations. They were always very quick to return calls or respond to emails when we had any queries or requests.
I spent over a month in hospital and was then allowed home but had to remain bed bound for quite some months. But during this time Minster Law did everything they could to help put things into place to assist with my rehabilitation. Essentially, they obtained funding for a private physio, who worked closely with my NHS physios and got me back walking again. This was a huge deal for me and my family.
Phil worked extremely hard on my case, things took some time, but this was down to the opposite side. I have seen some top specialists which I am very grateful for. I appreciate my case was a lot of hard work, but everything was thoroughly covered, some things I hadn’t thought about. Phil managed to get everything sorted and negotiated a good settlement for me in a good time.’