A Cornish man paralysed in a car accident in October 2003 has finally received a total of £2.25million car accident compensation. Anthony Bennett was a back seat passenger in a car driven by his friend Jonathan Stephens who sadly was fatally injured in the incident. The car was travelling along the A390 near Liskeard as it left the road and hit a boulder. Mr Bennett suffered severe spinal injuries, including multiple fractures. It has left him wheelchair bound for the rest of his life.
Mr Bennett, a former bricklayer and labourer launched a car accident compensation claim after the accident against Mr Stephens’ motor insurers. His legal team were set to argue that the insurers were liable as Mr Stephens was driving too fast and failed to take action to prevent the collision, but the claim was settled after lengthy discussions between the two sides. The compensation amount of £2.25million was approved by the High Court yesterday. The compensation will provide Mr Stephens with the financial support and care he needs for the rest of his life. The question of whether Mr Stephens will receive additional annual payments for his care will be decided at the High Court at a later date.