14 April 2009
Motorcyclist seeks compensation after suffering serious injuries in accident
A man who sustained severe injuries in a road accident is seeking compensation.
James Pile was riding his motorbike on the A338 in Fordingbridge, which is a town located on the banks of the River Avon, when he was struck by a car being driven by Maurice Hill, the South Devon Herald Express reports.
As a result of the impact, Mr Pile sustained brain injuries, nerve damage, abdominal injuries, a split aorta, a collapsed lung, breaks to a number of bones and damage to his spine.
According to a high court writ, he is now "functionally similar to a paraplegic".
In August 2006, four months after the accident happened, Mr Hill was convicted of careless driving and was banned from getting behind the wheel for six months.
The compensation claim being pursued by Mr Pile is to cover loss of earnings, costs of care, equipment, aids, medical treatments, transport and therapy.