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29 March 2010 / personal-injury-news
A 22-year-old has won compensation in a car accident claim after being paralysed as a result of his injuries. Wasim Mohammed, from Walsall, West Midlands, was in the front seat of a car which was being driven by his friend when the accident happened.
The car clipped another vehicle and hit a wall in 2006. Mohammed’s neck and spine were badly damaged, and as a result he cannot move his legs and has lost most of the control over his arms. The £11.15 million compensation is the largest ever personal injury payout in the UK.
The record compensation payout will pay for life-long care at £235,000 a year, plus a lump sum payment for his injuries of £4.25 million.
Mohammed’s solicitor, Daniel Herman, said: ‘the settlement is all he could have hoped for, but he would trade it all in to be able to walk.’
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