12 June 2009
Man issued compensation after suffering head injuries in crash
A man who suffered brain damage in a car accident has been awarded compensation.
Marcus Dean Julian was a rear-seat passenger in a vehicle which careered off the road and rolled over several times when its driver lost control, Plymouth newspaper the Herald reports.
The accident occurred on the A390 at Hendrabridge in Cornwall in October 2003 when he was 19 years old.
He sustained multiple broken bones and internal injuries, as well as damage to his head.
Mr Julian was in intensive care for seven days after the crash.
According to his legal team, his personality has been changed forever and he will need support for the rest of his life.
Recently, an agreement over compensation was reached with the insurers of the car's driver - who died from his injuries.
Although the terms of the settlement were kept confidential, the amount was said to be "very substantial".