This article was published on October 16th, 2012
A man who was knocked from his bike when he was a teenager has won a substantial sum of compensation for the brain damage he suffered.
The man, who was 13 at the time, was involved in an accident in Banstead in 2004 which left him in a coma with a lacerated liver, a fractured jaw and fractured ribs.
He also suffered traumatic injuries to his brain which he says still have a major effect on his life today.
The now 21-year-old explained that his mood, personality, concentration and memory have not been the same since the incident.
He has also suffered problems with his performance at school.
The accident victim took home a substantial damages pay-out from the High Court yesterday to compensate him for his injuries.
The man was cycling across the A217 Brighton Road in October 2004 when he was hit by a Ford Fiesta.
Through his mother, he claimed compensation to pay for his car and needs, but his lawyers agreed that the claim should be settled on a 50-50 basis.
Approving the settlement, the judge said: “This is obviously a tragic case, where a young man’s life has been terribly affected by injuries suffered in an accident.”
“Everybody in this room knows that damages cannot really compensate for what has happened.
“The court hopes that, although it cannot give back the hopes you had before, this compensation can make a real difference to Robbie’s life for the future.”
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