Russell-Cooke's senior associate Lucy Lawson successfully negotiated an out-of-court settlement of £1,142,000 in a personal injury claim.
The claimant, a 35-year-old male engineer working within the film industry sustained multiple injuries as a result of a road traffic accident in June 2020 while riding his motorbike. He was riding his motorbike home from work when he approached a junction and a vehicle being driven by the defendant turned right across his path causing a collision.
The claimant suffered complex facial fractures, a significant knee injury involving an open comminuted patella fracture and a brain injury. Despite making a good recovery from his injuries, he suffered with emotional psychological trauma as well as continuing to suffer fatigue secondary to cognitive impairment.
The position regarding his return to employment was uncertain, but it seemed unlikely that he would be able to return to his previous role as a prop engineer in the film industry, as that was a manual labour role involving working in low and confined spaces with forklift truck drivers and heavy lifting in a factory type environment. It was a role that involved pressure and concentration.
Liability was admitted on behalf of the defendant after proceedings were issued and the case was settled on a global basis with no particular breakdown of damages.