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Student awarded damages after road traffic accident

Student awarded damages after road traffic accident

Personal injury compensation has been awarded to a man who sustained a life-threatening head injury during a road traffic accident.

According to the Scarborough Evening News, Brooke Trotter will require care and support for the rest of his life due to the permanent mental and physical injuries he suffered when he was hit by a car in Manchester in May 2007.

The 29-year-old - who was studying in the city at the time - was hurt when the vehicle mounted the kerb on Oxford Road, leading to him needing intensive care treatment.

Indeed, doctors at the Hope Hospital - an institution managed by the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust - told his family to "expect the worst".

A case heard at London's High Court has now ruled that the driver of the car was 75 per cent liable for the incident, meaning Mr Trotter is entitled to "substantial" damages for both his injuries and loss of future earnings.

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Posted by Francesca Witney