A man has launched a bid for £300,000 in compensation after an accident in a taxi left him with a serious head injury.
According to the Northern Echo, James Stokoe sustained a severe affliction to his brain when the passenger door of the vehicle he was travelling in slid shut and smashed into his head.
Mr Stokoe himself opened the door while the taxi was in motion, but a writ served on his behalf claims that the driver's negligence was the reason he suffered his life-changing injuries in May 2008.
The 26-year-old subsequently needed two operations on a fractured skull and bleeding to his brain, but is now handicapped and will be unable to work for the rest of his life.
Mr Stokoe admits that he was drunk at the time of the incident, but insists the driver - Asif Afzal - failed to "maintain the rear side passenger door properly".
This comes after the news source reported that motorcyclist Robert McPherson has launched a £300,000 damages claim for injuries he suffered in a road traffic accident.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett