08 March 2010
Compensation sought for man suffering life-threatening injuries
Legal action has been launched in a bid to secure compensation for a man who was left fighting for his life after a car accident.
Chris Corder remains in a coma at Colman Hospital - which is situated on Unthank Road in Norwich - after the incident, which occurred last September.
The 42-year-old was struck by a vehicle being driven by Andrew Boyd, who failed to stop afterwards.
Recently, the driver was prosecuted for the hit-and-run and was jailed for a year.
Now, Mr Corder's family are taking action to secure money to help pay for the costs of his care, the Suffolk Free Press reports.
Legal representatives acting on their behalf have approached the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) to initiate a claim.
As a result of the brain injuries suffered by Mr Corder, he will require care for the rest of his life.
Communications manager for MIB Shavaun Glen said: "Since the courts awarded the penalty against Mr Boyd after admitting dangerous driving, we are handling the claim for Mr Corder's compensation."