This article was published on July 8th, 2013
A father who was left in a wheelchair needing round the clock care for the rest of his life following a serious road accident has been awarded a multi-million pound compensation payout.
The victim was left with catastrophic brain and body injuries following the crash in Pembrokeshire in 2009 when a cattle trailer, being toward by a Land Rover, collided with his car.
His wife said he has made good progress with his rehabilitation since the accident but said he will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.
A settlement was reached at the High Court which includes a substantial seven-figure lump sum payment and a Periodical Payment Order which will see him receive a six-figure payment each year to cover his care costs.
Commenting on the settlement his wife said “The value of the settlement reflects not only the catastrophic nature of the injuries Punk received when the cattle trailer collided with his vehicle, but also the life-changing impact that these injuries have had for Punk and ourselves.”
“No amount of money can make up for the impact the accident has had on our family but the settlement eases financial worries about the ongoing costs of his care and means we can turn our attention to the future.”
The couple, who have a six-year-old son, said they can now concentrate on rebuilding their lives.
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