14 July 2009
Man left paralysed in road accident given go-ahead to seek compensation
A man who was paralysed in a road accident has been given the go-ahead from a judge to seek compensation.
In a recent hearing, Judge Holman overturned an appeal against a previous ruling that James McKune should be able to seek compensation from the insurers of the driver involved in the crash on the basis of 75 per cent liability, the Northwich Guardian reports.
He was riding on a motorbike with his girlfriend on the A530 near the Cheshire market town of Northwich when the accident occurred.
New driver James Cohen pulled out of a side road, causing Mr McKune to break suddenly, throwing him and his fiancee into the air.
During a recent hearing in London, Judge Holman said that Mr Cohen had probably neither indicated nor looked in his wing mirror before manoeuvring suddenly to his right.
It is not yet known how much compensation the former motorbike rider will receive, although the sum may be substantial due to the severity of the injuries he suffered.