The client, who was alcohol dependent prior to the accident, was visiting home for a family christening when he was knocked down crossing the road. The Defendant overtook vehicles travelling at the 30mph speed limit, and crossed into the opposite carriageway where our client was waiting to cross safely. The client was left with a life-changing brain injury. An offer to settle had been made on a 60:40 basis by the Defendant. Polly was recommended to take over the case as a second opinion was required. She took instructions, and with Polly’s input, the case ultimately settled on a 100% basis with substantial interim funds to enable the client to proceed with an alcohol detoxification programme and successfully move into the community with 1:1 24/7 support.