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Brain damage victim wins damages after car accident

Posted in: Car Accidents Head and Brain Injuries Leg Injuries 

A 24-year-old man from East London has been awarded damages after a car accident left him with life-changing injuries. Jack Mitchell had been studying to become an electrician when he was injured in a crash six years ago. It was heard that Mr Mitchell had been a front seat passenger when the driver, his friend, swerved to avoid a fox in March 2009. His lawyer described the crash as a “horrific collision”.

Severe behavioural and personality difficulties

The accident left Mr Mitchell with a number of injuries, including multiple fractures to his left leg, lacerations to the back of his head and ear, and severe damage to the frontal lobe of his brain. Since the crash, Mr Mitchell has struggled with severe behavioural and personality difficulties, as well as serious problems with his concentration, memory, and planning/organisation skills. A spokeswoman for the family said that he experiences extreme aggression and fatigue because of this.

A High Court judge, Mrs Justice Whipple, ruled this week that Mr Mitchell would receive £4.3 million in compensation, divided between a lump sum and periodical payments. Mr Mitchell’s mother said that they were grateful for the compensation package, but added: “Since the accident, we’ve had to come to terms with the fact that we have lost the Jack we knew, and our lives will never be the same again.

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