Whiplash injury leads to life-changing stroke for businessman
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A businessman from Hertfordshire has been awarded £2.43
million by the High Court following a whiplash injury received in a car
accident. The injury led to a stroke 34 days after the accident, as a
result of which Robert Bright lost the full use of his left arm and was
unable to continue his career.
Mr Bright’s car was shunted on the M27 while at a standstill in
traffic. He then carried on as normal, despite whiplash symptoms, not
realising he was seriously injured until suffering the stroke. This
occurred as a result of a blood clot which formed because the whiplash
injury had damaged the main artery supplying blood to his brain.
Following evidence that the stroke was more than likely directly caused
by the road accident, the other driver’s insurers admitted liability
leading to the settlement which covers lifelong care and rehabilitation
as well as loss of earnings.
Vicky Jones, Personal Injury Partner at Lawson-West commented: “This
example shows that whiplash can lead to serious health problems and
should not be taken lightly. We recommend anyone who suffers a whiplash
injury gets medical attention as soon as possible.”
If you’ve been injured in a road accident and would like help
with a personal
injury compensation claim please contact Vicky Jones or
Mikhaila Grant at Lawson-West on 0116 212 1000 without delay.
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business law and disputes, landlord and tenant issues and commercial property.
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aspects of employment law including redundancy, compromise agreements and
dismissal procedures. Visit
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2013-02-15 11:14:55 in Legal Articles