We recently completed a major motor vehicle claim for a plaintiff who sustained substantial injuries while in kindergarten at 5 years of age. She came out of hospital after a severe head injury and was completely disabled and facing years of rehabilitation. Her family did everything they could to make her life easier, and with the assistance of The Children’s Hospital and support from the insurer a program was put in place to allow the plaintiff to regain speech and the capacity for independent movement.
Our client returned to primary school with full time teachers’ aides as well as some respite help at home for her parents. After many years of intensive rehabilitation, including a very supportive primary school and then high school, the plaintiff made a significant recovery so as to be able to gain life skills.
At age 19, we have assisted her to settle her case with the insurer for a substantial amount of damages which will be needed to provide support for the rest of her life. The plaintiff has done well given her severe disabilities and has a reasonable level of independence. Working with hospitals, schools and community support is essential with these claims and can lead to very good outcomes. The plaintiff’s family no longer need to be worried about how she will live independently when they are too old to care for her and a very good support network has been put in place. It is essential that severely injured children obtain, at the earliest possible time, all possible support and this requires often a good advocate.
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