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Paralysed Passenger Sues Driver for Car Accident Compensation

A teenager paralysed as a passenger in a car crash is suing the driver of the vehicle for £300,000 car accident compensation.

Ricky Western from Stevenage, Hertfordshire was just a teenager at the time of the accident which has changed his life. The incident took place back in November 2007 when he was a back seat passenger in a Vauxhall Corsa driven by Bradley Clayson. Mr Clayson lost control of the vehicle while cornering, and the Vauxhall left the road and collided with a tree. Mr Western is claiming unlimited damages for the severe injuries he suffered in this terrible accident.

Mr Western suffered severe chest and spinal injuries during the crash and was trapped in the wreckage for 1hr 20mins. Paramedics had to drain his chest at the site of the accident before rushing him to hospital. He was later transferred to the National Spinal Injuries Centre in Aylesbury where we spent eight months recovering. Due to the injuries sustained in the accident, Mr Western is paralysed from the waist down.

Mr Western blames Mr Clayson’s poor driving as the cause of the accident and his injuries. In September 2009 insurers for Mr Clayson admitted liability for the incident but the amount of compensation to be awarded is still being debated. The car accident compensation will pay for Mr Westerns’ long term care and provide appropriate accommodation for his needs. It is thought that Mr Western’s legal team value the claim in the region of £300,000.

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