Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2013] All ER (D) 219 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2013] EWHC 1641 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division
Judge:

Mr Justice Kenneth Parker

Representation David Allan QC and Ivan Bowley (instructed by Pannone LLP) for the claimant.
  David Heaton QC (instructed by DWF LLP) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 19 June 2013

Catchwords

Damages - Personal injury - Amount of damages - Claimant being serious injured when hit by first defendant's car - Claimant seeking damages - Whether claimant having capacity to conduct litigation and manage his property and affairs - Whether costs of past care and management should be disallowed - Extent of future care and case management - Amount of damages for past gratuitous care, future loss of earnings, and pain and suffering - Whether award of provisional damages should be made.

The Case

Damages Personal injury. The claimant was struck by a vehicle driven by the first defendant while riding his bicycle when he was 12 years old. He sought damages for the serious injury he suffered. The Queen's Bench Division, in assessing damages for past gratuitous care, future loss of earnings, and pain and suffering, held that the claimant did not have capacity to conduct litigation, and manage his property and affairs.

Practice Areas

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