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Brain injury victim of taxi accident wins compensation
Six years after a taxi accident in which he suffered a brain injury, a 24-year-old Bristol man has been awarded compensation against the driver's insurers.
The man had been on his way home from a night out with friends in the city centre when the vehicle accident occurred as he fell from the moving taxi. He was in a coma for four weeks and underwent emergency surgery.
In 2006 the taxi driver had been cleared at Bristol Crown Court of dangerous driving and causing actual bodily harm by wanton and furious driving.
However, the High Court has now approved an out-of-court settlement of an undisclosed sum to the victim which will be paid by the driver's insurers.
Since the road accident, the man, who had previously been employed at a glazing factory and enjoyed sport, has undergone rehabilitation and learnt to walk again but remains in need of considerable care from his family and others.
The head injury compensation, which was achieved through representation by a firm of personal injury solicitors, will go towards his continuing care needs.