Motorcyclist left with severe brain injuries following car crash
Posted: September 20, 2014
Posted in: Car Accidents Head and Brain Injuries Motorcycle Accidents Road Traffic Accidents
An Aberdeenshire man has been awarded compensation after he suffered serious injuries during a crash in October 2011. Graham Clark had been heading home on the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road when his motorbike collided with a car. He suffered severe brain injuries and several fractures from the collision, which have since forced him to leave his job.
The driver of the car received a 50-day driving ban and a £750 fine after being convicted of dangerous driving. Despite the conviction, the motorist’s insurance company denied liability, which led to a three-year court battle for compensation.
£100,000 in damages
The father of one was forced to leave his job with an offshore engineering company as a result of the serious memory problems and mood swings he suffers with from the head trauma. Mr Clark said that he could not recall the accident, and found his memory loss “frustrating and frightening”.
Charities Headway and Momentum helped fight Mr Clark’s case in a last minute out-of-court settlement from the insurance company. He was eventually awarded more than £100,000 in damages.
Mr Clark said: “The money’s taken the pressure off, the mortgage is now paid, so I don’t need to worry about that.” His wife Karen is a nurse, which has also assisted his recovery.
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