School pupil sustained brain injury after being run down by speeding motorist

Traffic in town

Digby Brown pursued a brain injury claim for an Edinburgh school pupil who was struck by a speeding motorist.

Our client was crossing a road in Edinburgh with a friend when she was struck by a car travelling at a speed of 54 mph, although the speed limit for that area was 30 mph. The cause of the accident was denied by the motorist’s insurance company.

Our client suffered from a severe traumatic brain injury with multiple skull fractures and facial lacerations.

She was in intensive care and remained in hospital for several months. Her injuries have required that she go back to hospital for further surgeries.

The severe brain injury that she sustained as a result of the road traffic accident in Edinburgh has had a lifelong impact on her life.

She suffers from memory loss, fatigue and headaches, low moods and her sense of taste and smell is impaired. She is unable to look after herself independently and relies on her parents. Her brain injuries have affected her social relationships, education and she will find it difficult to find a job in the future.

The insurance company made an initial compensation offer of £350,000. This offer was rejected and Digby Brown personal injury solicitors began court proceedings.

Following extensive investigations into the brain injuries sustained by our client, the claim settled for £1,000,000.

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury from an accident which was not your fault, we would encourage you to get in touch.

Our personal injury solicitors have significant experience in helping families access the compensation they are entitled to following a brain injury.

Contact Chris Stewart on 0141 566 9541 or Moira Kay on 0141 566 9547. Alternatively, you can fill in our personal injury enquiry form and a member of our legal team will be in touch.

What our clients say about us

We put our clients at the centre of everything we do and are committed to providing the very best service. The hundreds of five star reviews we have received on Trustpilot is a reflection of this approach.

Trustpilot rating
based on 1,572 reviews
  • Trustpilot rating
    based on 1,572 reviews
  • 5 stars
    Great service from start to finish, Ryan(Kirkcaldy...
    Connor -
  • 5 stars
    I had the pleasure of having Kirsten from Dundee d...
    Nicole Reilly -
  • 5 stars
    I highly recommend Digby brown solicitors in Kirkc...
    K Shannon -
  • 5 stars
    First time I’ve had to use a company like this and...
    Mr Craig Smith -
  • 5 stars
    Very helpful and successful resolution of our case
    Raymond Booth -
  • 5 stars
    Couldn't fault the service. Ryan Smith at Kirkcald...
    Mrs Brown -
  • 5 stars
    It was a great experience to be represented by Dig...
    KasiaEm -
  • 5 stars
    Highly recommend! Couldn't have asked for a better...
    Nat Buchan -
  • 5 stars
    Very supportive team (Gayle McGinn was the main co...
    MarkR -
  • 5 stars
    I cannot fault the service given to me by my solic...
    Mr R Wallace -
  • 5 stars
    Craig Brown at DB Dundee was amazing throughout th...
    Catrina Lake -
  • 5 stars
    Chris has dealt with my case for 2 years and I hav...
    Lisa -
Image
Woman getting advice from solicitor

Thinking of making a claim?

Digby Brown's highly trained and experienced team will give you all the support you need.

More
Image
Piggby bank with money going into it

How your case is funded

Don't be worried about the cost of legal advice. We will fully explain how your claim will be funded.

More
Image
Hands in the air

Frequently asked questions

Digby Brown are here to help. Here are some answers to some of your frequently asked questions.

More

0333 200 5926

Monday to Friday: 8am - 8.30pm
Saturday to Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

Email enquiry form

Complete our enquiry form and we will strive to reply within 24 hours

Follow us