Bruce Silvester wins liability trial for paraplegic and brain injured Claimant

05 July 2012

Bruce Silvester has been acting for the Claimant who was involved in a serious car accident while being driven by the Second Defendant who collided with a HGV lorry driven by the First Defendant, which had jack-knifed and was blocking the motorway. The Claimant, who was asleep in the back of the camper van being driven by the Second Defendant, sustained serious injuries leaving her wheelchair bound and paraplegic and with brain injuries.  Liability was contested by both Defendants, leaving the Claimant completely dependent on the State. One day before the start of the 7 day liability trial in the High Court in Birmingham District Registry, the Defendants agreed to settle the case for £3.5 million damages plus costs. This was approved by MacDuff J. on day one of the trial. The result means that the Claimant will be able to purchase a home and vehicle that can be specially adapted to her needs as well as employ professional carers to improve the quality of her life and that of her family.

Bruce Silvester was instructed by Stephen Nye of Irwin Mitchell.