20 March 2009
Man gets £6.3m compensation for head injuries suffered in crash
A man who suffered serious injuries to his head in a car crash over a decade ago has been awarded compensation, it has been revealed.
During a recent high court hearing, it was ruled that Danny Griffin should receive a payout of £6.3 million, the Bexley Times reports.
He had been a passenger in a friend's car in 1998 when the driver lost control and the vehicle slammed on its side into a garden wall in the south-east London area of Erith.
Mr Griffin sustained a fracture to his skull due to the force of the impact.
After being discharged from hospital, his condition deteriorated and he went on to suffer from a number of psychiatric episodes. Seven years later, he was sectioned.
More recently, however, his condition has improved since he began receiving treatment at a specialist unit in St Helens.
The money he received will be used to cover the cost of his treatment for the rest of his life.