Severe Car Accident Injury Claim leads to estimated £17m award

The High Court in London has awarded what is thought to be the largest payment in a severe car accident injury claim in the UK to Chrissie Johnson, now aged 20.  The award was for severe injuries, including brain damage, that occurred in a road traffic accident in November 2006, when she was a passenger collided with a lorry on the Epping Road, near Ongar, England.

The family has already received a payment £2.5 million, with another lump sum of £4 now to be paid.  However, the the most notable aspect of the award is taxfree payments of £300,000-a-year to cover the costs of providing care for as long as the victim lives.

The total worth of the compensation package has been estimated at  £17 million.