A man who suffered brain damage after being knocked off of his moped has won his injury compensation claim.
Keith Barker-Platt won the compensation from insurance companies at the High Court in London last week. The accident in question took place back in the summer of 2005. He was riding his moped along Well Hall Road in Eltham when he was driven into by a car driver. He was slung from the bike and suffered serious head injuries.
As a result of his injuries he spent six months in hospital recovering. He has suffered lasting damaged including cognitive problems as well as problems with mobility. He now can not go out independently and requires the full time care of his wife Beverley.
The father of three is no longer able to work and support his family, and hence made a claim for compensation against the insurers of the car involved. He was awarded £1.4 million in compensation for the accident. This figure takes into account certain factors. These include the severity of his injuries, the loss of future earnings and the cost of providing care and support in the future. His wife and children were also awarded small payments by the court as reparation for the care they have given Mr Barker-Platt since the accident.