An accident compensation claim has been started on behalf of a hit and run victim who is still fighting for his life.
Chris Corder was struck by a hit and run driver back in September 2009 and suffered severe injuries. He has been diagnosed with serious brain injuries and will need round the clock care for the rest of his life. He is still in a coma at Norwich Coleman Hospital some five months later.
The driver of the vehicle – Andrew Boyd – was sentenced to 12 months in jail for the incident at Ipswich Crown Court last week. Mr Boyd is coincidentally the manager of rock ‘n’ roll star Pete Doherty, and was driving his car at the time of the accident. He admitted failing to stop at the scene of an accident, dangerous driving and failing to report an injury collision.
A legal team working on behalf of Mr Corder has launched an accident compensation claim through the Motor Insurance Bureau. The Motor Insurance Bureau is funded by all motor insurance companies and provides compensation to victims of uninsured and untraced motorists in the UK.
Previous payouts to victims with injuries as serious as Mr Corder’s, have tended to be of a high value, to pay for their ongoing care.