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Moped rider awarded £716,000 after road accident

A man who was seriously injured while riding a moped when he was 16 has been awarded more than £700,000 compensation.

The accident happened as he was riding through a junction controlled by traffic lights, which were on green at the time. He was hit by a car turning right across his path and suffered several fractures to his right leg, which required years of complex surgery and care.

He also suffered post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, and experienced flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks and anxiety symptoms.

He developed a phobia of going out and of travelling in a vehicle. Before the accident he had hoped to pursue a sports related career but this was no longer possible, which added to his depression. He was also very self-conscious of residual scarring. He underwent significant counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Seven years after the accident, he had not returned to paid employment but was undertaking the Knowledge to become a black cab taxi driver.

The car driver admitted liability and agreed to an out-of-court settlement of £716,197 to cover a number of issues including his pain and suffering, loss of earnings and future care costs.

Please contact us if you would like advice about making a personal injury claim.