Victim of Drink/Drugs Driver Receives £3.5 Million in Compensation


When you get behind the wheel, you necessarily place trust in the good sense and competence of other drivers. However, as was shown by a case in which a gravely injured accident victim received seven-figure compensation, expert personal injury lawyers are always on hand should such trust prove to be misplaced.

The woman, aged in her 30s, was driving home from work in the early hours when another motorist veered across the central reservation of a dual carriageway and collided with her head-on. He was subsequently convicted of driving over the legal limit for both alcohol and drugs. The woman sustained life-changing injuries.

After proceedings were brought, the other driver’s insurers admitted liability for the accident in full. Following negotiations, they agreed to settle her claim for a lump sum of £3.5 million. In approving the settlement, the High Court noted that it brought the proceedings to a conclusion, without the need for a stressful trial, and offered her a good measure of financial security for the future.

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