A twin, who was seriously injured in a motorway crash, is to receive £2.5m in compensation.
Twin brothers Sam and Ben Boreham were travelling from their Middlesex home to a Manchester United football game when the accident happened back in 1998. As they were travelling up the M1 motorway, their car collided with a stationary vehicle.
Sam – who was just 8 years old at the time of the collision – suffered a serious brain injury that has had a significant affect on his life.
His family sought compensation from the insurers of the driver of the car that they were travelling in at the time. The Leicester Mercury reports that the claim has just been settled at the High Court in London.
The case has reportedly taken so long to settle because Sam’s legal team were waiting until he reached adulthood so that they could fully assess the disabilities his injuries have caused him. The fact that he is a twin made the evaluation of Sam’s brain injury easier.
It was agreed that that the compensation settlement for Sam will consist of a lump sum payment of £1.1million, coupled with annual payments of £23,000 that will cover the cost of his care needs.