Record damages awarded following car accident
Posted: November 22, 2012
Posted in: Car Accidents Road Traffic Accidents Wrongful & Accidental Death
A 17-year-old girl has been awarded compensation worth around £23million following a car crash in 2009 that killed her mother and left Agnes Collier and her brother Rufus seriously injured, reports the Independent.
The accident happened when a motorist pulled out of a side road, causing the car driven by 48-year-old Karen Hood to be hit by a lorry.
Rufus has since recovered from the accident, but Agnes was left with no use of her legs and limited use of her arms. Her compensation will be paid as a lump sum of £7.25 million plus annual payments of £270,000 for the rest of Agnes’ life to meet her care needs.
According to the Independent, the amount of compensation is the highest ever awarded for a personal injury in the UK, surpassing the previous record of £12.2 million
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