Melvyn Bottom, a fifty two year old man from Spalding, was riding his Honda on the A605 when a blue van collided with him. The accident occurred on a stretch of the road near Oundle.
Mr Bottom sustained serious injuries to his back, head and wrist and his personal injury claim explains that the injuries have caused him psychological damage as well.
Both of the vehicles were damaged significantly in the accident and the A605 had to be closed for 30 minutes to allow the wreckage to be removed and investigators to conduct an inspection of the crash scene.
The driver of the van, David Borrett, has admitted that he was to blame for the crash. He said he pulled out of a side path directly into the Mr Bottom’s path. His insurers have already accepted liability but the two sides have not been able to agree a mutually acceptable amount of compensation.
The victim’s solicitor took his personal injury claim to the High Court in London in the hope of securing financial recompense for their client. The Court has already heard expert testimony from a clinical psychologist, a spinal surgeon and an orthopaedic surgeon but further medical evidence still needs to be produced due to the severe nature of Mr Bottom’s injuries.