The High Court in London has awarded what is believed to be the highest ever severe car accident injury compensation package ever awarded in the UK to Chrissie Johnson, now aged 20.
The award was for severe injuries, including brain damage, that occurred in an traffic accident in November 2006, when she was a passenger collided with a lorry on the Epping Road, near Ongar, England.
The family has already been given a compensation payment £2.5 million, with another lump sum of £4m to be paid immediately. However, the most intriguing element of the compensation award is taxfree payments of £300,000-a-year to cover the costs of providing care for as long as the victim lives.
The total value of the severe car accident injury compensation award has been estimated at £17 million.