£23m compensation for teenager in car crash

Compensation totalling £23million is to be paid out to a teenager that was left paralysed after a road traffic accident that caused the death of her mother.

The car crash occurred in March 2009, when the car in which the mother and daughter were travelling was hit by oncoming lorry. Agnes Collier, aged 17, can no longer walk and has limited use of her arms following the collision, and her older brother suffered serious head injuries but has since made a full recovery. Agnes's mother Karen Hood was killed in the accident.

The other driver involved in the accident, Anthony Norton, pleaded guilty to causing death by driving without due care and attention and was given a suspended six-month jail sentence, ordered to carry out unpaid community work, and banned from driving.

Agnes is to receive accident compensation consisting of a £7.25million lump sum and annual payments of £270,000, which in all will total approximately £23million.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident and require legal advice in respect of possible compensation, contact one of the claims solicitors at Wilson Nesbitt in Northern Ireland by calling 0800 840 9289.