A 72-year-old man suffered from horrific brain injuries after being run over by a car whilst cycling in Bridgnorth. Despite wearing a safety helmet, Derek Harriman’s life was changed dramatically for the worse after this collision. He was subsequently paid £482,500 in compensation after an out-of-court negotiation resulted in this settlement amount. There was no dispute over the liability and Mr Harriman, who now resides in France, has found it extremely difficult to live his life without considerable care from his family and hired help. The amount was decided to be in-line with the costs of helping Mr Harriman and his family meet the expenses of dealing with the future care and associated difficulties. Mr Justice Nichol, presiding over the case, was happy with the final amount and believed that such an incident has not only had a devastating effect on the injured party but also his family’s lives. As Mr Harriman is now 72, it was believed that a lump sum would be more appropriate than annual payments of compensation for being run over by a car.
Has this happened to you?
If you have ever been run over by a car, you may be able to make a claim for injury-related financial compensation. The injuries that this type of accident can cause are both serious and potentially life-altering. If there is sufficient evidence of negligence in your case, Accident Advice Helpline are the people to call. As well as being injured due to the possibility of someone else not paying due care and attention whilst driving, you may also suffer from loss of earnings whilst you recover. Being run over by a car is a terrible thing to happen to anyone, and you should be able to claim some financial compensation if this happened due to a proven case of careless driving.
Accident Advice Helpline
If this has happened to you or someone close to you, we recommend calling Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible. If this accident was possibly a result of someone else’s negligence behind the wheel of a car, our nationwide team of solicitors are happy to help you make your claim for financial compensation. We have been helping victims of motor accidents since 2000 and we can offer no-obligation advice that could be very helpful to you. We have Esther Rantzen as our patron and just like her, we love to help people just like you get assistance when they need it most.
Source: Express & Star
Date Published: July 18, 2014
Author: David Brown