26 February 2010
Man who suffered brain damage in crash to receive compensation
A man who was involved in a car accident when he was 16 is to be awarded a significant sum in compensation.
At the age of 16, William Stanton was a front seat passenger in a Vauxhall Astra when the vehicle careered out of control in Swinton in 2003, South Yorkshire paper the Star reports.
It collided head-on with another car before rolling over and coming to rest on its roof.
Mr Stanton sustained brain injuries and damage to his right hand which will affect him for the rest of his life.
He is claiming millions of pounds from the driver's insurers to help fund the costs of his care.
Although he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, judges at the Civil Appeal Court - which hears appeals in all leading cases in civil and family justice - have ruled he should be awarded full compensation.