Car crash compensation news
05/03/2010

Claim for hit-and-run brain injury

The victim of a hit-and-run accident is set to receive car crash compensation after his personal injury solicitors commenced legal proceedings.

Tragically, the 42-year-old man sustained a life-changing brain injury in the accident and even now, five months after the accident, remains in a coma in a Norwich hospital.

The driver responsible for the hit-and-run incident, the manager of rock star Pete Doherty, has already admitted driving without insurance, driving without due care and consideration, dangerous driving and failing to stop after an accident.

Because the driver was uninsured at the time of the incident, any car crash compensation awarded will have to be paid by the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB). An MIB spokesperson commented, "Since the courts awarded the penalty [for] dangerous driving, we are handling the claim for… compensation.

"We are working very closely with his solicitors and the police to look at the nature of [the claimant's] injuries, the evidence from the incident and the level of care that will be needed in the future. All of this information will help to ensure that the right level of compensation is granted."

It is anticipated that any car crash compensation awarded will run well into the seven-figure bracket.

 

 
 
 
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