The car accident claim made by a cyclist for the injuries he sustained after a hit and run driver knocked him from his bicycle has led to a £4 million personal injury compensation payout, industry experts recently reported.
Former tennis coach Patrice Gougam, fifty five years of age, had been traveling by bicycle from Barnet to Potters Bar on the Great North Road when the Hertfordshire native was struck by Michael Elliot’s Land Rover. The sixty six year old man initially fled the accident scene.
Mr Gougam sustained devastating injuries to his brain, spending nearly a month in a coma as a result. He was then transferred to the National Hospital for Neurosurgery and Neurology at Bloomsbury as he recovered, according to the man’s personal injury claims.
Mr Gougam, who had at one time been Enfield Chase Tennis Club’s head tennis coach, is now confined to a wheelchair and requires specialised care around the clock for his needs, including having to be fed through the use of a tube. Mr Elliot, who had been suffering from glaucoma and cataracts when he struck Mr Guogam and caused his injuries, has since been sentenced to a prison term of eight months after admitting to driving dangerously.
Virginia, wife of Mr Gougam, spoke in the wake of the High Court hearing against Mr Elliott’s insurance provider, commenting that she and her husband could move forward with their lives safely knowing that her husband will be able to receive the highest quality of care for the remainder of his life.