A twin, who suffered life changing injuries following a motorway accident, has been awarded £2.5 million in compensation.
The Leicester Mercury newspaper is reporting that Sam Boreham from Middlesex, who was just eight years old at the time of the accident, was travelling with his twin brother Ben to a Manchester United football match, when the car they were passengers in was involved in a motorway collision with a stationary vehicle.
Sam suffered devastating injuries in the motorway smash and was left with permanent brain damage, his brother luckily escaped from the accident relatively unscathed.
Sam’s family launched a claim for road traffic accident compensation against the drivers’ insurers and an agreement has recently been reached at the High Court in London, which will see Sam, who is now twenty two, receive a compensation package which could be worth in excess of £2.5 million.
He will receive a lump sum payment of £1.1 million followed by regular annual payments of £23,000, which will cover the costs of his lifelong care needs.
A representative from Sam’s legal team explained that the long delay in reaching a settlement was due to the fact that it was necessary for Sam to reach adulthood, before the full extent of his injuries could be assessed.
He added that the fact that Sam has a twin brother made the assessment of his injuries much simpler.