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West v Barrett - QBD 26 February 199Claimant: Simon West, 2Incident: Road traffic accident between motorcycle ridden by claimant and car driven by defendant
Injuries: Claimant, a self-employed landscape gardener, received multiple fractures leaving him with long-term disabilities and unable to pursue pre-accident gardening work
Award: £22,000 (agreed damages)
Judge: Mr Justice May
Plaintiff's solicitors: Johnson Ryan & Co
Brandwood v Roehampton
Institute - QBD 26 February 199Claimant: Claire Louise Brandwood, 22
Incident: Claimant fell 15 feet from flat roof outside bedroom of her college flat in London
Injuries: Claimant, studying to become a teacher at London's Roehampton Institute at time of accident; head injuries have impaired her memory and intellect and her hopes of becoming a geography and sports teacher are unlikely to be realised
Award: £225,000 (agreed damages); court told defendant claimed she had been on roof as trespasser; had case run full course and been successful damages would have been anticipated to be £450,000; but given risks of litigation, the settlement figure was accepted
Judge: Mr Justice May
Plaintiff's solicitors: Osborne Morris & Morgan (Leighton Buzzard)
Wright & ors v Stevenson - QBD 26 February 199Claimant: Caleb Wright, 42, common law husband of Carol Noakes (deceased) and father of Hayley Noakes (deceased), suing on behalf of himself and children of the family
Incident: Road traffic accident in which woman and child were knocked over and killed as they crossed road
Injuries: Carol Noakes worked on supermarket check out and cared for family, which included daughter, 17, and son, 15, along with the four-year-old who died in the accident
Award: £59,688 (agreed damages); son and daughter to receive £5,242 each
Judge: Mr Justice Macpherson
Plaintiff's solicitors: Bailey & Goff (Dartford)
We would like to point out that the award in Johnson v Mid Essex Health Authority - QBD 12 February should have read £1,150,000, not £150,000 as appeared in last week's issue.