Miranda’s daughter suffered a severe brain injury in a road traffic accident in Croatia. Miranda got the call all parent's dread that her daughter was in intensive care and the prognosis was not good. She frantically arranged to travel over to Croatia.
Miranda's sister recommended that she instruct Leigh Day to proceed with a legal claim immediately. Once Sally Moore, head of personal injury, was appointed, she arranged interim payments to support Miranda and her family whilst her daughter was in hospital in Croatia, which continued throughout her legal case. She organised a hospital plane to get Miranda’s daughter back to the UK when she was medically stable to travel.
Interim payments were used to pay for private therapies, a specialist brain injury case manager, medical treatment and to fund adaptations to their home and as things progressed paid for accommodation and support which enabled her to live independently. The structure of the final settlement included annual payments managed by a deputy to meet her daughter's day to day needs for the rest of her life and a lump sum award.
Miranda said: "My daughter has made a good recovery, but she is not the same person as before the accident. She is lucid, good fun and will have a good quality of life, but will never be able to hold down a full time job."