Manchester injury claim solicitors will no doubt be watching the developments relating to the recent Alton Towers accident with interest to see how it all plays out.
According to the Guardian, the owner of the theme park – Merlin Entertainments – is likely to face a hefty compensation bill, with payouts expected to reach at least seven figures for the 16 victims of the crash that took place on the Smiler ride last week.
Leah Washington, 17, is reported as likely to receive a minimum of £1 million in damages after her left leg was amputated above the knee, as well as suffering a fractured hand. Her boyfriend sustained hand injuries and two broken knees as well.
Alton Towers has accepted full responsibility for the accident and hand-delivered letters to each of those injured in the crash were sent out at the weekend, with the company vowing to pay each victim compensation.
“We are deeply saddened by the news about Leah and all our thoughts are with her and her family. We cannot undo the events of last week but everyone in the company and at Alton Towers is determined to do all we can to provide appropriate support to those who were injured and their families,” chief executive of Merlin Entertainments Nick Varney said.
If you’ve been in a life-changing accident and are wondering what the next step should be, talking to an experienced qualified lawyer is always advisable. Whether you want to take further action or not, here at Quality Solicitors Belshaws we’ll be able to help you understand your situation and your options all free of charge. Call us today and ask to speak to our personal injury partner Andrea Belshaw.