Francis* sustained a severe traumatic brain injury when a speeding car crashed into his car, causing it to roll and end on its roof. We worked together with the insurers of the other car so that Francis could access specialist treatment and support while his case was ongoing and agreed a multi-million-pound settlement to fund his life-long needs.
The challenges faced by Francis
Francis was extremely fit and healthy before his injuries and had a busy life with a young family. After his injuries, Francis found the environment overwhelming, and his marriage broke down.
- After the breakdown of his marriage, Francis needed emergency housing.
- When Francis was discharged from hospital, he was referred for community therapy. However, there was a long waiting list.
How we helped with these challenges
Our rehabilitation and support coordinators started helping Francis from day one. They helped with making plans for Francis to leave the hospital, making sure everything was in place so he could safely go home. They also helped with financial issues the family were facing.
- We helped with the long waiting list for therapy and used our emergency fund to pay for private treatment until Francis got to the top of the list to make sure this carried on without any gaps.
- Despite the solicitors who were acting for the other driver not admitting they were to blame for the collision, by working with them they agree to pay for six months housing for Francis after he left the family home. They also paid for specialist rehabilitation including a case manager, neuropsychologist, occupational therapy and buddy support which improved Francis’ recovery.
The results and outcome
During the whole case we had ongoing meetings with the solicitors acting for the other driver and expert barristers to keep agreeing payments for Francis’ ongoing treatment and rehabilitation. These meetings helped to arrange a timetable for the case and push on with agreeing a final compensation amount. After a meeting in August 22, we agreed a multi-million-pound settlement.
- Francis has now bought a new house, giving him security for the future.
- He’s also got back into some of his previous hobbies, which has helped to stop him becoming isolated.
*not his real name