Car crash victim awarded £4m in compensation
Posted: October 21, 2015
Posted in: Car Accidents Head and Brain Injuries Road Traffic Accidents
A man has received a compensation payout of £4million after a car crash in 2009 left him with life-changing injuries. Jack Mitchell was seventeen when he was involved in the car accident. The crash left him with severe brain damage, to the extent that he has been dependent on 24-hour care since. Scans after the accident revealed that he damaged his frontal lobe in the collision, which left him with memory and concentration problems, as well as anger managements issues and extreme fatigue.
Mr Mitchell had been the front seat passenger of his friend’s Fiat Punto when the crash happened in March 2009. It was heard that the driver swerved when a fox ran onto the road. Mr Mitchell spent three months in hospital after the crash, and “just three weeks” in a specialist rehabilitation unit, before retuning home. He has since been moved into a residential rehabilitation centre in Banstead, Surrey, after his family claimed that he was being “let down by the system”.
“our lives will never be the same again”
It was agreed with insurers last week that Mr Mitchell would receive a £4.3million care and support package. Mrs Mitchell said that they were relieved to have received the compensation, yet added: “Since the accident, we’ve had to come to terms with the fact that we have lost the Jack we knew and our lives will never be the same again.”
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