An uninsured hit and run car accident claim finally pays off for the child victim of the accident.
Five years old at the time of the accident, Daniel Hennessy was struck by then 16-year-old Sajid Hussain. Hussain, who was driving illegally when the traffic accident claim occurred in 2002, drove away, leaving the young child for dead at the time.
As a result of the traffic collision, Daniel suffered serious, life-affecting injuries that have devastated his body. Daniel suffered not only a paralysing spinal injury but also sustained several head injuries and a collapsed lung during the crash. Taken altogether Daniel is no longer able to walk or stand on his own, and requires the use of a wheelchair in order to remain any semblance of mobility. Medical experts say that the extensive personal injury claims he sustained as a result of the accident will leave him in a wheelchair for life.
Hussain received a ban for two years in regards to any driving as a result of the incident. After a second driving incident involving serious bodily harm caused by his running over of a 67 year old lollipop woman only a few months later, Hussain served an 18 month stint in a young offender’s institution. Additionally Hussain was incarcerated three years ago for the offences of driving without insurance and driving while disqualified.
The Motor Insurers Bureau has stepped forward in order to provide personal injury compensation to Daniel for his injuries. This Bureau is funded by many different car insurance companies in the UK in order to provide compensation to victims hurt by uninsured drivers.
The money provided by the organisation will need to cover the needs of Daniel for the remainder of his life, so while the exact figure of the settlement has not yet been finalised, industry experts agree that it can easily end up being millions of pounds in compensation.