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£1.15 Million Compensation For Brain Injury Following Road Accident

The Birmingham High Court approved an award of £1.15 million in road accident compensation to a 50 year old Oldbury man.

The man suffered serious brain injury when he was knocked over by a taxi close to his home in October 2002. Fault had been established against the taxi driver at an earlier hearing. The taxi driver had been driving too fast and had not been paying proper attention to the road in front of him. As a result he failed to see the man trying to cross the road and was unable to brake sufficiently to avoid the crash. Had he been driving more slowly the crash could have been avoided.

Initially it was thought he would not survive the road accident, though after intensive treatment and rehabilitation at Moor Green Hospital, he made a remarkable recovery. However, due to his brain injury, he has been left with permanent disabilities and will never be able to return to work.

Stephen Nye, Associate Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell in Birmingham, who represented the victim, said:

"My client was the victim of a road accident involving a taxi driver. The accident could easily have been avoided if the driver had not been speeding and had been paying proper attention. My client has been left with permanent disabilities. This award of compensation will be administered on his behalf by the Court and will ensure that he can access proper care in the future and purchase a property more suited to his needs".

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