13 December 2011
Cyclist granted permission to seek damages
A cyclist who sustained brain damage during a road traffic accident has been granted permission to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation.
According to Bedfordshire News, Joseph Malasi suffered a significant head injury when he collided with a taxi in Bedford in September 2007 and he subsequently launched legal action against driver Maqsood Ahmad.
However, this was then disputed by Mr Ahmad as, despite the fact he was breaking the 30 mph speed limit on the road at the time, he claimed Mr Malasi was also to blame as he decided to skip a red light.
Therefore, Judge Richard Seymour at the High Court has now ruled that the 23-year-old can seek damages against the driver's insurers, but will only be eligible for 20 per cent of the value of this claim.
Judge Seymour went on to explain that Mr Malasi's "contributory negligence" to the incident means blame "lies very heavily" with him.
This comes after Wigan Today reported that Joanne Dunhill is seeking damages of up to £2.2 million for a head injury suffered when she was hit by a car in Barnsley in 1999.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas
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