12 January 2010
Compensation won by man left brain damaged by road accident
A man who suffered brain damage and nearly died as a result of a road accident over four years ago has been awarded compensation.
In October 2005, highways worker Billy Kane was on an evening out with colleagues when a drunk driver struck him, the Evening Chronicle reports.
The 55-year-old sustained damage to his head, multiple fractures to his face, left leg, left shoulder and left arm, as well as cuts to his scalp and tongue.
As a result of the impact, he had to spend two months in hospital and medics feared for his life.
Now, it has been agreed that the driver's insurance firm Quinn Direct - which was established in 1996 and has operations across the UK - will pay Mr Kane £1.1 million.
Responding to the development, he said: "I'm very happy with the compensation. I had 15 separate injuries and shouldn't really be here, so I'm happy."