Motorcyclist seriously injured in RTA, claims £300k

After sustaining serious injuries in an RTA where he collided with a car, one motorcyclist is set to claim £300,000 in personal injury compensation from the driver.

Pudsey, West Yorkshire native Robert McPherson, aged fifty five, filed a motorcycle accident claim after he sustained serious multiple injuries in a collision between a Toyota Corolla and his Moto Guzzi motorcycle.

According to a news story in the Northern Echo newspaper which revealed the details of the road accident claim, the driver of the Corolla had pulled out of a junction directly into Mr McPherson’s path.  The self-employed electrician suffered hip, rib, arm, and shoulder fractures in the incident, in addition to a pulmonary embolism and a serious pelvic injury.

The motorcycle rider has since launched a personal injury compensation claim against Michael Kitching, the driver of the Corolla, for a total of £300,000 in compensatory damages, according to the newspaper article.  Documents presented to the High Court in Leeds describe how negligence on the part of Mr Kitching caused the collisions.

These court documents also say that Mr McPherson’s myriad injuries have had a deleterious affect on his electrician business.  Mr McPherson no longer has the capability of carrying out the same duties he did previous to the accident, according to these court papers.

The driver of the car has made an admission of liability for the road traffic accident, according to the court papers.  A letter sent from Mr Kitching’s car insurance company confirmed this fact.

No further information is available regarding any possible settlements out of court between Mr McPherson and Mr Kitching’s insurance company at this time.

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