A woman has received $9.5 million in compensatory damages in proceedings concerning a high speed motor vehicle accident in 2006.
Susan Delaney suffered brain injuries when she was injured when a motorcycle driven by her boyfriend crashed on a mountain road.
Ms Delaney’s boyfriend was a member of the Odin’s Warriors Motorcycle gang and was killed in the accident.
The Supreme Court approved a settlement that provided for Ms Delaney’s ongoing care which is the substantial amount of the damages. In severe brain damaged clients there is a requirement for around the clock care for cleaning, feeding, bathing and the other necessities of life. Susan Delaney’s mother Joan has been looking after her following the motorcycle accident. The settlement is a substantial sum to ensure the provision of care for Ms Delaney for the rest of her life.