Paralysed car crash vicitim awarded one of UK’s highest compensation pay-outs


A man left paralysed from the neck down after a car crash was awarded one of the highest compensation pay-outs in the UK.

Lukasz Borowski – who was represented by John Davis, a consultant at law firm Sintons – received a long-term care package worth £8.35m after being left wheelchair-bound in the accident in 2005.

Mr Borowski, then aged 23, was a rear-seat passenger in a Peugeot 307 when it crashed into a ditch as he and some friends travelled to work in Cambridgeshire in November 2005.

He suffered damage to his spinal cord, a fractured spine and brain damage which left him with permanent loss of movement and sensation below his shoulders. Mr Borowski, who will not be able to work again, also experiences problems with memory, concentration and attention as a result of his injuries.

The driver of the Peugeot, who was driving without insurance, was convicted of offences in connection with the crash in 2006.

After a lengthy legal process, John Davis was able to secure a significant package for Mr Borowski in a settlement made in 2010.

John Davis, one of the UK’s leading lawyers in representing people with life-changing injuries, said the package was calculated to reflect the impact the crash had on his client’s life and would provide for his long-term care requirements.

He said: “Mr Borowski’s life was changed forever in an instant as a result of a crash that was not his fault.

“This case underlines the devastating impact that careless road users can have. They are not only risking their own lives but can have a shattering effect on the lives of others too.”

The settlement was reached with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, which protects the injured victims of uninsured, negligent drivers.


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