A seven-figure personal injury compensation sum has been awarded to a man left paralysed following a road traffic accident.
According to the Cornish Guardian, Anthony Bennett sustained a severe back injury in October 2003 when he was a back seat passenger in a car being driven by a friend that crashed while driving on the A390.
The 27-year-old is now paraplegic due to this incident and a case at the High Court in London has now ruled he is entitled to a damages settlement worth £3.5 million from the Motor Insurers Bureau.
Consequently, Mr Bennett will now receive a lump sum of £2.25 million followed by annual payments for the rest of his life.
Following this decision, he said he felt "relieved" the judicial process was over.
"Now I don't have to worry about how I will afford to live or be cared for should something happen to the insurance company," he added.
This comes after it emerged that journalist James Moore has decided to seek compensation after he was left with several broken bones in a cycling accident in London.
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Posted by Francesca Witney