London Bridge survivors sue van hire company's insurers over injuries


Survivors of the London Bridge terror attack who suffered serious injuries when they were hit by a hired van are claiming compensation from the insurer of the rental company.

The group will make a claim against Probus, the insurance company for Hertz, to pay for medical costs.

Terrorist ringleader Khuram Butt, 27, hired the white Renault Master van hours before launching the attack which killed eight people and injured dozens more.

He, Youssef Zaghba, 22, and Rachid Redouane, 30, ploughed the van into pedestrians on London Bridge – killing Xavier Thomas and Christine Archibald and injuring several other people – before stabbing passers-by at random near Borough Market.

Patrick Maguire, a personal injury lawyer from Slater and Gordon, who represents a number of victims, said: “Many of those who survived these dreadful attacks, as with the Westminster attack, have been left with life-changing injuries.

“This atrocity has had a profound impact – both physically and psychologically. It will take a great deal of time for survivors and relatives of those who died to begin rebuilding their lives.

“We’ve been instructed by a number of victims who were injured by the van to pursue claims against Hertz’s insurer, Probus, to pay for vital rehabilitation and ongoing care needs.”


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