Car accident footballer paid £10m

A promising footballer who suffered life changing injuries in a road traffic accident has won a compensation package worth just over £10 million.

Jack Farrugia was 17 years old when the driver of a car he was in lost control and collided with a stationary van in November 2008.

He sustained a very severe brain injury and was in a coma for more than a month, despite the fact he was wearing a seatbelt in the front seat when the crash happened.

Hospital staff eventually discharged him more than three years after the accident, although he still requires round-the-clock care.

Exemplary and admirable

Mr Justice Jay told London’s High Court how Mr Farrugia, who was studying for a diploma in sports performance and excellence at the time, had led an “exemplary and admirable life” prior to the incident.

He added that the former captain of Havant and Waterlooville Academy FC was a “confident, personable young man, a natural leader and in excellent physical health and fitness” and would probably have followed a career in football or sports management.

Despite his life-changing injuries, Mr Farrugia, now 22, attended court and appeared to have some understanding of what was going on around him.

The damages, comprising a lump sum of £4.2 million and lifelong annual payments of £255,000, will be paid by an insurance company, which had disputed the level of daytime and night-time care needed.

Road traffic accident claim

Unfortunately, car accidents are a regular occurrence. Each year thousands of road users suffer the effects, be they a driver, passenger or pedestrian.

If you have been injured on the road, then you may be entitled to seek personal injury compensation through a road traffic accident claim.

Accident Advice Helpline is on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week to offer advice about making a claim.

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