Ian Groves, 38 from Shropshire, has won a multi-million pound compensation claim after being thrown deliberately from a moving car. The case at the High Court in London, found Mr Groves 40% to blame after he jumped on the bonnet of a moving car after an argument. He received 60% of the compensation and his lawyer, from Lanyon Bowdler, commented, “His injuries are some of the worst I have ever seen. He will need 24-hour care for the rest of his life, suitable accommodation and equipment and will never work again.”
The car’s driver, Jonathan Studley, received a 22 month jail sentence for driving whilst disqualified, dangerous driving and failure to stop after an accident. The accident occurred after an altercation at Dinky’s Diner in July 2010. A disagreement over a pair of trainers led Mr Studley to drive his car directly towards Mr Groves, who then jumped onto the bonnet. Mr Studley didn’t stop or slow down and drove some distance at high speed before swerving to throw the man off his bonnet.
Mr Groves suffered serious brain injuries and has been left with cognitive, speech and language difficulties, mobility issues and risk of epilepsy.
Claiming for personal injury compensation
Accidents occurring after an altercation can have devastating consequences and if you have been affected by a similar situation, you could be eligible to claim compensation. From being caught up in a pub fight to being attacked during a disagreement, if you have sustained minor or serious injuries, it’s time to contact a personal injury lawyer. Contrary to popular belief, your injuries do not need to be serious in order to claim compensation. The amount you will receive depends on a number of factors including pain and suffering, expenses and loss of earnings.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
With experience in the personal injury industry, you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to handle your claim for personal injury compensation. Visit our website and take the 30-second test to see how much you could claim, or give us a call for confidential, no-obligation advice and the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the claims process. Most claims won’t involve going to court and all our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee** basis, so get in touch with us to see how we can help you. It’s free to call our helpline and we are here 24/7 to take your call.
Source: Shropshire Star
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown