Mr Wheelden was crossing the road on the way home from his girlfriend’s house when he was knocked down by a careless driver who left the scene without stopping.

Our client was left with brain injuries which will affect him for the rest of his life.

He was originally represented by other solicitors but they went out of business, leaving his case in a poor state.

We stepped in to represent him and prepared the case for a trial in the High Court.

The insurers for the careless driver agreed to attend a settlement meeting in September 2013 where we negotiated a deal worth £1.7 million, which will allow our client to buy the house he needs and get all the care he will require for the rest of is life.