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Substantial payout for RTA victim

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A woman who was hit by a car when she was only 7 years old has won a multi-million pound compensation package.

Leigh Ann Blinkthorn who is from Norfolk and is now 23 years old, was struck by a car as she crossed a road in Filby during January of 1996. The impact of the collision threw Ms. Blinkthorn into the air and resulted in her going into a coma. She sustained such serious injuries that she now needs 24 hour supervision from 2 carers.

The settlement has now been reached, almost 11 years after the incident as the driver’s insurers have been found liable. The High Court heard that the extensive delays in reaching the settlement have been due to legal debates and changes in Ms. Blinkthorn’s care requirements.

Ms. Blinkthorn will receive a one off lump sum, followed by index linked, tax free, yearly payments which will cover the cost of her comprehensive care requirements for the remainder of her life. The total package is thought to be worth more than £9m.