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Compensation claim news – Severely injured cyclist gains compensation

22nd February 2012

The man was knocked off his bike on the A100 by a Land Rover whose driver failed to stop at the scene of the accident. He was taken to hospital where he remained unconscious for three months and was discharged after a further 18 months of treatment.

Formerly a professional tennis coach, the 55-year-old has been left tetraplegic, is fed through a tube, is wheel-chair bound, and needs full-time care.

The man’s car accident solicitor stated, “We are delighted with the result handed down here at Court and the settlement which has been carefully structured to make sure [he] has enough money to ensure he has access to the very best, specialist, 24-hour care and support he will now need for the rest of his life.

“This was a tragic, wholly avoidable incident which has devastated not only [his] life but that of his wife who has spent the last two years dedicated to ensuring he receives the best possible care.”

Thankful for the help her husband received from medical teams and for the bicycle accident compensation gained, the claimant wife spoke of her gratitude for the help given by emergency services, Hertfordshire Constabulary, the many medical staff who treated her husband immediately after the crash and during the following months, and to the legal team who helped win the case.

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