London’s High Court has awarded a multi-million-pound settlement fee to a Stratford biker after an accident caused him severe brain injuries.
The biker was riding along a country road in Oxen End, Essex, in April 2007 when he crashed into another bike ridden by a Brazilian man, who died instantly and had purchased his Yamaha bike from eBay just before the accident and was not insured.
At the moment of impact, the bikers were travelling at a combined speed of 160 mph, according to the claimant’s solicitors. His client had to be air-lifted to hospital where the extent of his injuries was discovered, it was also determined that he had a shattered right thigh.
The inquest in 2008 revealed that both bikers were found on the claimant’s side of the road suggesting that both heads of the riders came into contact with each other.
Because of his head injuries the claimant now experiences ‘organic personality disorder’ and a marked change in his personality. His mental impairment is hoped to improve and give him the ability to manage his own personal affairs in the future.
The damages will be paid by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau because the rider of the other bike did not insure his vehicle. Details of the exact amount of compensation have been kept confidential with the judge stating that he trusts that the amount will bring the victim ‘a degree of peace of mind’.
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Published on 16th February 2015.