A pedestrian who was hit by a speeding car travelling at more than 45mph in a 30mph zone, has been awarded a compensation package which could run into millions of pounds.
The London 24 web site is reporting that forty three year old Gavin Lawson was hit by the vehicle close to Forty Lane, in Wembley during the March of 2007 and suffered serious injuries including fractures to his spine, ribs and pelvis as well as a severe bleed on the brain.
Mr. Lawson now suffers with speech difficulties and reduced movement, which means he cannot live independently and requires twenty four hour, round the clock care.
With the assistance of his family, Gavin launched a pedestrian accident compensation claim against the driver’s insurers and was awarded a seven figure compensation package at the High Court in London.
The damages payment approved by the court will include a £1.8 million lump sum, followed by regular annual payments of £180,000, which will pay for his ongoing care costs for the rest of his life.
The compensation awarded means that Gavin who currently resides at the Brook House Care Centre, in Forty Close, will now be able to move back in with his family to a home specially adapted to meet his needs.