15 March 2012
Man wins right to road traffic accident damages
Compensation running into millions is set to be awarded to a man who sustained life-changing injuries during a road traffic accident.
Craig Tavares - who was training to be a superyacht skipper at the time of the incident - was hit by a car on St Mary Street in Southampton in August 2009 and was left severely brain damaged, the Daily Echo reports.
As a result of the accident, the 40-year-old cannot walk long distances and also struggles with anger management and balance issues and he subsequently took legal action against motorist Charlie Anne Hudson-Rotin for her alleged negligence.
And, during a hearing at the High Court, Mr Justice Globe has ruled that the "excessive speed" at which Ms Hudson-Rotin was driving means she was predominantly at fault.
Therefore, Mr Tavares is now free to pursue a damages claim that is likely to run into seven figures due to the catastrophic nature of his injuries.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas
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