After a crash left him with serious injuries, £1 million in personal injury compensation has recently been awarded to a victim of a road traffic accident in the wake of the filing of his car accident claim.
While he was walking along London’s Cromwell Road in South Kensington in January of 2005, Mr Tavenor Douglas was struck as he used the pedestrian crossing outside the Natural History Museum. Mr Douglas sustained serious injuries in the incident.
According to Mr Douglas’ personal injury claim, these injuries have had a truly devastating impact on his life. Mr Douglas suffered injuries to his pelvis, spine, and skull, in addition to serious head injuries as well. As a result he has been left with psychological, speech, and mobility issues due to having sustained brain damage in the accident.
In the wake of the collision Mr Douglas was in a coma for the length of a week. Moreover he spent in excess of one month in hospital in intensive care and had to undergo extensive facial reconstruction surgery as well.
The vehicle’s driver was found to have exceeded the legal limit and was banned for driving for three years due to drink driving.
After seeking road traffic accident compensation from the driver’s car insurance firm, the High Court in London last week gave their approval to a £1.1 million settlement in Mr Douglas’ name. The substantial injury award will be managed by the Court of Protection on behalf of Mr Douglas and will be used to provide him with the care he will need in the future in order to cope with his diminished capacity in the wake of his car accident.