Spinal injury claims involving quadriplegia or paraplegia can be amongst the most distressing because the victim is only too aware of their limitations and what the future holds. If you have suffered a spinal injury you are likely to have a large claim for loss of earnings, the cost of future care and equipment, such as a wheelchair accessible vehicle, as well as the costs of adapting a suitable property.
We have extensive experience of pursuing these complex claims compiling evidence from a wide range of different experts as to the consequences of the spinal cord damage. We can also assist with arranging rehabilitation treatment with a view to ensuring that you get the most positive outcome all round.
Spinal injury claims which we have successfully handled include:
£1.6 million damages recovered for a T6 spinal injury in a 17 year old man involved in a car accident
£1.25 million damages recovered for the failure to give proper treatment to a diabetic with a spinal abscess resulting in paraplegia
Nearly £600,000 damages recovered for the failure, following a microdiscectomy operation, to prevent the development of cauda equina syndrome
For urgent advice from a specialist serious injury solicitor about your personal injury or clinical negligence claim contact us now by calling, emailing or filling in our free initial advice form.
Gerard qualified with a large regional firm in 1991. Since 1995 he has specialised exclusively on claimant personal injury work. More recently he has focused on complex higher value clinical negligence and personal injury claims.
His greatest success has been winning the high profile case of Delaney-v-The Secretary of State for Transport where after almost 9 years of litigation involving two Court of Appeal hearings and an application to the Supreme Court he was finally able to establish that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau Agreement was incompatible with EEC law. As a direct result of the decision in this case the agreement has had to be amended to the benefit of many future victims of uninsured drivers.
Gerard is a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and he appears in the latest Legal 500 rankings in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence.
Gerard’s other professional qualifications include a Diplome D’Etudes Juridiques Francaises from Strasbourg University.
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