Injured student in £147,000 compensation award

A student has successfully claimed £147,000 in compensation for the serious injuries she sustained having been knocked down by a car whilst she was on her way to university.

The car pulled out into her path and hit her at speed, causing her to suffer a fractured spine. This resulted in her having to undergo surgery to fuse the spine at the point of the fracture.

The compensation awarded was calculated to reflect both her suffering as a result of the accident and her likely future losses as a result of the injuries she sustained. At the time of the accident the student was a keen sportswoman and was studying to become a PE teacher. The accident has forced her to give up her studies and career plans.