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Rachel Coombs

Rachel Coombs

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Biography

Rachel specialises in defendant catastrophic injury work resulting from RTAs and EL/PL matters and deals with all aspects of liability, causation and quantum. 

Rachel has a wide range of experience dealing with care and accommodation claims, statutory funding issues, PPOs and reverse indemnities. Rachel has also been involved in a number of cases relating to s151(8) RTA 1988 including Evans v Equity, the conjoined case with Wilkinson v Churchill [2012] EWCA Civ 1166 that was headed for the Supreme Court.  

Rachel is a former editor of Bingham and Berrymans’ Personal Injury and Motor Claims Cases, the leading text in PI and insurance law. She was also the 2015 winner of the LV= Individual Achiever of the Year Award.

Rachel’s current cases include:

  • A 2 year old claimant with a hypoxic brain injury and a high spinal cord injury at C1/C2 leaving the child ventilated tetraplegic
  • A 6 year old claimant injured whilst restrained in a car seat, suffering a severe brain injury causing profound physical impairment and epilepsy
  • A 19 year old claimant injured as a passenger in a vehicle, rendering the claimant a complete C6 tetraplegic
  • A 29 year old claimant injured as a pedestrian whilst on the pavement, rendering the claimant a complete C6 tetraplegic
  • A 52 year old motorcyclist who collided with a vehicle and was propelled through the ground floor window of a house rendering the claimant a complete T3 paraplegic
  • A 36 year old claimant with a hypoxic brain injury and severe burns after lying in a dark driveway whilst intoxicated when a vehicle drove over him
  • A 56 year old claimant who was involved in a minor RTA but now presents with functional neurological disorder (FND), relies on a wheelchair and has pseudo seizures
  • A 57 year old motorcyclist with a below knee amputation as a result of a collision whilst travelling on the wrong side of the road