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Gerard McDermott KC secures £23 million in spinal cord road traffic collision case

Gerard McDermott KC secures £23 million in spinal cord road traffic collision case

Personal Injury expert, Gerard McDermott KC, along with Toby Coupe of Kings Chambers, secured £23m compensation on behalf of their client XY after a life-changing road traffic collision.

Gerard, of Outer Temple Chambers, and Toby, of Kings Chambers, were instructed by Dan Herman, Charlotte Foster and Varsha Chandrasegaran of Stewarts Law in a road-collision case where XY, a young woman in her early twenties, sustained a life-changing spinal cord injury when her car was hit by a stolen vehicle.

The stolen, speeding car had collided into the offside of XY’s car causing her to crash and, as a result, XY sustained a spinal cord injury. She remained in hospital for nine months after the accident and is now an incomplete tetraplegic.

XY issued a claim against the insurer of the car that collided into her car. From the outset, the defendant team agreed to fund private inpatient rehabilitation. After an unsuccessful mediation attempt, the court agreed in early November 2023 to a settlement of £23m by way of lump sum damages and also provisional damages in order to guard against the risk that she might in the future develop syringomyelia causing a deterioration in her physical condition.

Gerard McDermott KC, along with Toby Coupe advised throughout the claim until settlement.

To read the full article on the case, click here.

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Gerard McDermott KC has a highly successful practice focussing on Personal InjuryMedical Malpractice, Group Litigation and Employment Law. He is based in London and Manchester and acts for both Claimants and Defendants.

He represents clients with a vast range of injuries arising including serious road traffic accidents. The majority of his caseload involves catastrophic personal injury such as spinal cord injury and brain injury. He has repeatedly been ranked as a “Star Individual” by Chambers and Partners, who described him as a “pre-eminent silk who is one of the finest personal injury barristers on the circuit.”

To find out more about Gerard, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0)20 7427 4907.

News 20 Nov, 2023


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