Sally Moore is head of the personal injury department and has specialised in this area of work since 1988. She is a member of the Law Society’s personal injury panel, is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and is recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers guide to the legal profession as a leading individual in the field of personal injury claims.
Sally has extensive experience of securing multi-million pound settlements for clients who have suffered brain and spinal injuries of the utmost severity, including settling a claim on behalf of a severely brain-injured advertising executive for what is thought to be one of the highest ever amount of compensation awarded. She regularly acts for clients who have suffered spinal cord injuries in road traffic collisions or accidents at work and represents brain injured clients whose lives have been catastrophically altered because of their injuries.
Sally has a deep understanding of the effects of brain or spinal injuries on clients and their families. Examples of her brain and spinal injury cases include:
- Securing a substantial sum of compensation for Mark O’Neill, a cyclist who was knocked off his bike by a driver turning right into a side road. Mark suffered a severe spinal cord injury and was left tetraplegic and a wheelchair user. Sally obtained interim compensation for Mark which he was able to use to purchase a wheelchair-friendly house, and to buy therapies and equipment to make his life easier.
- Settling a case for a young woman who was brain injured in a road crash in which she suffered a serious head injury. Sally’s client was able to use the seven-figure sum of compensation to pay for support and therapies as she is not able to work.
- Achieving a settlement of £4.6m for a young boy who suffered a severe brain injury when he fell from a small grounds vehicle at a party he was attending. This was a challenging case but the settlement meant that the boy’s family were able to purchase care and support that their son desperately needed.
- Obtaining a six-figure sum of compensation for a young cyclist who was hit by a truck and suffered a fractured skull and severe brain injury. Sally was referred this case by the child brain injury charities the Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) and the British Institute for Brain Injured Children (BIBIC) both of whom list Leigh Day on their approved panel of solicitors specialising in brain injury cases
- Obtaining £5.3 m for a brain injured pedestrian, including periodic payments to cover care costs for the Claimant’s life, and sufficient compensation to buy a house to accommodate carers and the Claimant.
- £625,000 for a passenger whose head injuries left him with significantly compromised earning capacity by injuries
- Substantial interim compensation for a child with a severe spinal cord injury, leaving the child wheelchair and ventilator dependent. The compensation was enough to cover the purchase and adaptation of a home suitable for wheelchair use and carers
- £4.2 million for a brain injured passenger who had recently graduated and whose injuries left her incapable of work and needing support
- £3.8 million for a brain injured passenger whose promising career was brought to an abrupt end and who had significant care needs. The damages awarded included compensation for a larger house to accommodate carers which was bought while the case was on-going. The award included annual payments for life to cover on-going care costs.
- £2.3m in interim payments in an on-going case for a severely brain injured client accident which has paid for care and a house to be bought and adapted.
- £850,000 for a head injured graduate, whose ability to work was seriously compromised.
One of Sally’s clients, Mark O’Neill, contacted her after his case had concluded to say:
“Since we first met we have you, and all those connected with Leigh Day, to be considerate, approachable, attentive and professional. We are well aware that this is your job, but throughout the whole process it felt as though your input went well beyond your working remit. It really felt that your honest and straightforward approach gave us emotional as well as practical support”.