This article was published on April 2nd, 2013
An Australian man has won compensation following a fall caused by a pothole that caused him serious brain damage.
The victim was on his way home from a friend’s house when he tripped into a pothole and fell heavily causing him to require brain surgery.
The man’s claim for brain injury compensation was settled at the High Court after years of litigation and he is to receive damages from a housing group who has been held responsible.
The housing group initially denied responsibility, but had accepted it had not maintained the road to a proper standard while denying the pothole had caused the accident.
Since the fall Mr Bullock developed epilepsy and has moved back to Australia to continue his rehabilitation with help from friends and family.
A spokesman for the housing group said: “We are sorry for the injury and distress suffered.
“Following this incident, we introduced a comprehensive maintenance programme.
“We carry out twice-yearly inspections of all estate roads and footpaths, making repairs as necessary. We spend £300,000 each year on maintenance as part of our efforts to prevent this kind of incident from happening again.”
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