Car accident claim news
20-year-old seeks compensation for altered prospects
A man from Otford in Kent has launched a claim for car accident compensation to the sum of £300,000.
The man had been 16 years old when the road traffic accident occurred. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, a broken collarbone, a broken leg and back injuries when he was hit from behind by a Volvo Estate car.
The driver attempted to leave the scene of the accident, but passers-by made him stay. He has been convicted of driving while over the legal alcohol limit and was handed an 18-month driving ban.
The car accident victim, who had been hoping to become a city stockbroker, returned to school but his education suffered distinctly. Since being involved in the accident the man, now 20, suffers from altered personality issues, anxiety, depression, fatigue, headaches, neck stiffness and finds it hard to plan and concentrate amongst other issues.
The court writ, issued by the man's personal injury solicitors, accuses the driver of negligence and seeks to claim a sum of damages which will reflect the disadvantages their client will face in the labour market as a result of the consequences of the accident.
The driver's insurers have admitted liability and the man's legal team say they are confident that a "positive settlement" can be reached on behalf of their client.