Young v MacVean

Damages – Personal injury. Court of Session: In an action for damages by the mother of a 26-year-old man who was killed by a dangerous driver, in which liability was admitted, the court held that the pursuer met the criteria to be classed as a secondary victim and made awards of £80,000 for distress, grief and loss of society, £2,500 for loss of financial support, £5,190 for past loss of personal services and £24,940 for future loss, and £35,000 for solatium.

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