A car crash victim has received a compensation award that is thought to be a seven-figure sum, after she received devastating personal injuries in a collision.
Bruna Long, 62, was involved in a road accident in February 2004 on the A134 near Great Horkesley, which left her with multiple fractures and her husband with orthopaedic injuries.
The couple's Honda Accord collided with a philadelphia car accident lawyer Mini Cooper which was being driven by a 20 year old male who died instantly at the scene of the crash.
Bruna Long's personal injury lawyer,Mr Rob Weir stated that the tragic car accident has had a huge impact on Mrs Long's life.
"Her powers of speech and comprehension have been reduced," he said.
Devastating car crash
In January 2005 an inquest was held where it was heard that the young driver of the mini cooper, who was a bar manager, lost control of his car as he turned in to a curve and spun on to the opposite side of the road, with the result being that his car smashed into the Long's car.
The court heard how the young driver was fatally injured as he was not wearing a seatbelt and may have been exceeding the road's 60mph limit.
Mrs Long, who suffered a stroke after the accident, claimed damages from the other driver's car insurance firm, who agreed to settle her case at London's High Court earlier this week. Liability for the accident was not argued.
During the hearing, Mr Justice Mackay commended Mr Long for the dedicated care he has given to his wife since her stroke: "You are to be congratulated for having got to where you have reached today, despite her terrible injuries," he said.
He added that the compensation pay-out should provide "reasonable financial security" for the couple.
The exact amount of Mrs Long's settlement was not disclosed, but it is expected to meet seven digits.
Weir said that the figure had been agreed on http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/usa/philadelphia the basis of a substantial lump sum to cover the cost of her immediate needs, along with index-linked yearly payments to cover the hefty expenses of her care for as long as she lives.
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