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Van driver injured in accident awarded £750,000 compensation

A van driver who was seriously injured in a road accident has been awarded £750,000 compensation.

The 54-year-old man was driving his van along a main road when another vehicle pulled in front of him without warning and caused a collision. He suffered brain and soft tissue injuries that led to numerous medical conditions including post traumatic epilepsy.

The epilepsy caused him to have recurring seizures, which meant that it was unlikely that he would ever drive again.

He suffered persistent fatigue, lethargy; and depression. He lacked motivation and drive, and suffered from changes in emotions, loss of confidence and loss of sexual interest. It was unlikely that he would ever work again.

Medical experts said that he should continue to be supervised when using a swimming pool and that he would benefit from a downstairs toilet to limit the number of times that he had to negotiate stairs.

His life expectancy was reduced by one to two years by the epilepsy.

The driver of the other vehicle admitted liability and reached an out-of-court settlement of £750,000.

Anyone who suffers injury as a result of someone else’s negligence is entitled to claim compensation.

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