18 May 2009
Man secures compensation after road accident caused head injuries
A man who sustained serious head injuries as a result of a road accident has secured compensation.
Recently, Michael Hankins was awarded a payout of £340,000 for the crash, which left him on a life support machine for five days, the Oxford Times reports.
The 27-year-old was being given a lift home from his job as restaurant supervisor at the Burger King at Cherwell Valley Services, which is situated near junction ten of the M40, when the accident occurred.
He had to be cut out of the car and required emergency surgery to remove two blood clots from his brain.
In addition, he needed reconstructive surgery under his left eye due to the damage that had been caused.
Mr Hankins said: "My mum and dad have taken a lot of it with my temper.
"First of all I wasn't allowed out on my own because I was on anti-epilepsy medicine and then there was the frustration because I can't hold down a proper job."
He pursued his legal claim through the Motor Insurers Bureau.