At least £300,000 in personal injury compensation is being sought by one man from Sheffield after he was left partially disabled while disembarking from a bus, leaving him to bring a car accident claim against the parties involved in the incident.
Wincobank native David Horsfield, sixty eight years old, had been attempting to disembark from the bus in Sheffield’s city centre at the time of the incident, RTA experts reported. A Hovis lorry collided with the bus while Mr Horsfield was stepping from the bus, leaving him with a serious neck fracture that resulted in the man’s partial paralysis, according to a recent article published in the Star newspaper.
In the aftermath of the accident, the pensioner endured hospital treatment for six long months, first at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital and then at the specialised spinal unit at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Now, Mr Horsfield has brought a personal injury compensation claim against the Rank Hovis McDougall Group after their lorry driver was called before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court and ordered to pay a fine of £2,000 for driving without due care and attention.
While injury solicitors representing Hovis have already accepted full liability for the incident, both sides have yet to come to an agreement in regards to the total amount of personal injury compensation Mr Horsfield will be receiving. The sixty eight year old man, who had no choice but to leave his home in the wake of the accident, is now residing at Wincobank’s Roman Ridge Extra Care Scheme, where he receives seven hours of care for five days out of every week by two caregivers.