Sam Boreham, one of a pair of twins, has recently been awarded £2.5 million personal injury compensation by the High Court in London.
12 years ago when he was just eight years old, Sam was involved in a car accident in Leicestershire. He and his twin brother were passengers in a car that was heading along the M1 to a football match when their vehicle collided with a stationary vehicle.
As a direct result of the crash, Sam suffered permanent brain damage and will need lifetime care. After asking a firm of personal injury solicitors to take on his case, the victim has received a lump sum award of £1.1 million to be followed by £23,000 every year for the rest of his life.
His barrister explained to the court that the full extent of Sam’s injuries were unknown until he reached adulthood. However, medics could compare his brain development to that of his twin brother Ben in order to gauge the exact extent of his injuries.
Another victim of the accident, Rosie Mayes, recently received a seven-figure sum after filing a personal injury claim against the driver of the vehicle. She is now a tetraplegic and the money will ensure she receives 24 hour a day care for the remainder of her life.
It took a long time for either of these two cases to come before the courts, but eventually the victims did get the compensation they rightly deserve.