News
12 April 2021

Settlement accepted for £1.25 million in a Motorcyclist v Car incident

Parklane Plowden barrister, Ian Pennock, was recently instructed by Eatons Solicitors of Bradford on a personal injury case in a high-speed Motorcycle v Car incident. A car, driven by an uninsured driver, turned in front of a 25-year-old motorcycle driver throwing him 20 feet from his bike and sustaining a multitude of injuries including:
  • life threatening ruptured aorta requiring immediate and emergency treatment and major blood transfusion,
  • permanent Cauda Equina syndrome (involving loss of sexual function and double incontinence requiring catheterisation and manual evacuation),
  • bowel resection & splenectomy,
  • Bi-lateral fractures for the pelvis and sacrum,
  • spinal fractures involving T1, T2, T5 & T6 and damage to the spinal cord,
  • bi-lateral renal partial infarctions,
  • Multi Ligament left knee injury and left foot drop,
  • fracture of the left wrist and right shin requiring O.R.I.F.,
  • a risk of delayed traumatic epilepsy,
  • continuing chest and lung problems
In addition to medical reports from the following disciplines:
  • orthopaedic surgeons,
  • spinal surgeon,
  • neurologist,
  • neuropsychologist,
  • psychiatrist,
  • urological surgeon,
  • general physician,
  • occupational therapist,
  • maxillofacial,
  • general surgeon,
  • pain management
  • psychiatry.
Despite the life threatening and life changing injuries the determined Claimant made a ‘miraculous’ recovery returning to work full time in his previous employment which was predominantly desk based and considered quite secure and stable and adapting very well to his situation. The Motor Insurers’ Bureau’s offer of £1.25 million was accepted.