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Tom Gibson acts for successful claimant in ‘freak accident’ brain injury case

Tom Gibson acted recently for a claimant, a young high-flying teacher, who suffered a fractured skull and brain injury in a ‘freak’ road traffic accident. 

While driving on the A1, a sheet of metal flew through her windscreen and sliced her skull open.

Over the next few years, the claimant attempted, courageously but ultimately unsuccessfully, to return to her career as a senior teacher.  However, she eventually came to the very sad realisation that her teaching career – and her ambition to progress to being a headteacher – was over, due to the continuing effects of her brain injury.

Tom was instructed by the claimant’s solicitor, Lesley Edwards at Barratts Solicitors, who brought a claim via the MIB’s Untraced Drivers’ Agreement.  Following negotiations, the case was settled for a seven-figure sum, including compensation for the claimant’s significant lost earnings and pension as a headteacher.

The claimant – a talented writer – also wrote a blog to use her experience to help others.  It can be found here.

Find out more

Tom Gibson specialises in Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury – and has done so since joining Outer Temple Chambers in 2011.  He does a good balance of claimant and defendant work.

He has undertaken pro bono work for AvMA, the Bar Pro Bono Unit, the Law Society’s LawWorks Mediation Scheme, and the FRU.  He appeared pro bono in the Court of Appeal, as sole counsel, for the successful appellant in Duffy v George [2013] EWCA Civ 908.

To find out more, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0)20 7427 4907 or Mark Gardner on +44 (0)20 7427 4909 for a confidential discussion.

News, Personal Injury 31 Aug, 2022

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