24 February 2010
Man paralysed in car crash awarded over £2m in compensation
A man who suffered serious injuries in a road collision has been awarded more than £2 million in compensation.
Anthony Bennett was a backseat passenger in a car being driven by Jonathan Stephens when it crashed in October 2003, the BBC reports.
Due to the force of the impact, Mr Stephens died, while Mr Bennett was left paraplegic.
The incident occurred on the A390 near Liskeard - which is a market town located in the south-east of Cornwall.
Mr Stephens' insurers agreed to a settlement in relation to the crash and a sum was approved during a hearing in the High Court.
It was argued that he had been driving too fast and did not take appropriate action to avoid an obstruction.
For this reason, he was deemed to be at fault for the damage sustained by Mr Bennett and his cover providers have come to a deal to hand over at least £2.25 million.
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