Legal Case Issued At High Court
British Olympic sprinter James Ellington who was severely injured in a road collision abroad has issued a legal case at the High Court to recover funds to help with his recovery.
James was a passenger on a motorbike which collided with an oncoming car whilst he was in Tenerife attending a warm weather training camp in January 2017 with the GB sprinting team. He ended up in intensive care after suffering multiple broken bones in his legs, fractures to his eye socket, pelvis and ankle and a loss of six pints of blood. He now has a carbon fibre rod in his right leg as well as various screws and bolts in his pelvis as well as both of his legs.
Since the crash, James’ GB lottery funding has run out and his sponsorships have come to an end leaving him without funding as he battles back to rebuild his career.
Now he has issued a legal case at the High Court against all parties involved in the crash as he seeks to recover lost funds to help him get back on track.
Expert Opinion“We have tried to settle the case amicably with those involved in the crash but we have now been left with no choice but to begin legal action at court against all vehicles involved in the accident
“James is now running again and has big ambitions for the future but he is still in the process of recovering from life threatening injuries. As his funding has come to an end, currently he is unable to access the rehabilitation and support which he needs to once again sprint at a world class level’.” Demetrius Danas - Partner
James, 34, said: “It’s been almost 3 years now since the crash and the road to recovery is proving to be long and painful. However my intentions are clear: I want to return to the world of professional sprinting and will do whatever I can to make that happen.”
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