Motorcyclist receives £1.4m compensation from negligent driver
A motorcyclist has received £1.4m compensation after he suffered life changing injuries in a road accident.
The 45-year-old man was riding his motorcycle along a main road when a car emerged from a side street directly into his path. His left leg was completely crushed in the collision. He also suffered a fracture to his right collarbone, broken ribs, damage to his knee ligaments and severe bruising and swelling to both hands.
The left leg was crushed so badly that it had to be amputated. The motorcyclist spent a total of 16 days in hospital before being discharged.
There were several long term effects to his day-to-day life as a result of his injuries. His home was not suitable for his new requirements, and he was unable to perform all of his previous duties at work.
He also suffered regularly with stump pain and phantom limb sensation. He described the pain as 7-8 out of 10, occurring two or three times a week.
The motorcyclist brought an action against the driver, claiming he was negligent in emerging from a side street directly into his path. The driver admitted liability and agreed to an out-of-court settlement of £1.4m to cover the motorcyclist’s loss of earnings, future residence and care costs, and to compensate for the pain and trauma he had endured.
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