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Saturday, 4 July 2015
£6m: highest-ever accident settlement in Western Australia secured by Stewarts Law
Julian Chamberlayne, partner and head of Stewarts Law’s travel team, and Chris Deacon, solicitor specialising in international personal injury, settled the High Court case of Sarah Thomas v (1) James Baker and (2) Insurance Commission of Western Australia for £6.25m.
The settlement is thought to be the highest reported award for a paraplegic claimant in both England & Wales and Western Australia, and secures the compensation required by our client to meet her future care, accommodation and rehabilitation needs.
In 2010 Thomas was journeying through Western Australia when her friend who was driving lost control and rolled the vehicle as he swerved to miss a lizard in the road. Sarah was ejected from the vehicle, leaving her with T12 incomplete paraplegia.