A young girl, who sustained catastrophic injuries when her parent´s car was involved in a head-on collision with a speeding driver, has had her compensation for brain damage in car crash settlement approved in court.
Cerys Edwards (6) from Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands was just eleven months old when, in November 2006, a Range Rover driven at speed by teenager Antonio Singh Boparan was in collision with her parent´s car. Cerys suffered permanent brain damage in the accident and now needs a ventilator to help her breathe and full-time nursing care,
Cerys´ parents – Tracey and Gareth Edwards – made a claim for brain damage in car crash compensation on Cerys´ behalf against the negligent driver, but it was only in 2008 – when Boparan was jailed for reckless driving – that his insurance company admitted liability. Negotiations to provide Cerys with a suitable compensation for brain damage in car crash settlement.
Judge Martin McKenna at Birmingham High Court heard that interim payments of compensation had been made by Boparan´s insurance company while a settlement was being finalised, and now the two sides had reached an agreement whereby the Edwards family was to receive a lump sum payment of 5 million pounds, with annual payments of 450,000 pounds being paid throughout Cerys´ lifetime.
Approving the settlement of the injury compensation claim, Judge Martin McKenna said that it was one of saddest cases he had ever come across.