A pedestrian recently won more than £450,000 in personal injury compensation after his leg was crushed in a road accident.
The man was standing behind his parked car when another driver reversed and hit him. The victim found himself pinned between the two cars leaving him with a crushed leg and other severe injuries. He was taken to hospital but doctors could not save his leg and he needed an above the knee amputation. He then had to undergo extensive rehabilitation and had to get used to using a prosthetic limb.
Before the accident, the man was fit and active. Although he was retired, he took part in various social activities, enjoyed driving and carried out the maintenance of his home and garden. However, the accident took away a lot of his independence and he suffered continual pain and discomfort with the prosthesis.
The driver did admit liability for the accident and compensation negotiations began. The lawyers managed to secure substantial interim payments to pay for the victim’s immediate care and housing needs until a final award was agreed. The compensation takes into account the cost of treatment, care, mobility aids and other associated expenses that would not have happened but for the accident.