A student nurse who was knocked off her motorcycle has been awarded personal injury compensation. The victim was on her way to her first night shift at a hospital when she had an accident with a car.
She was knocked off her motorcycle and suffered several broken bones including a broken shoulder, broken ribs and a fractured spine. As well as this, the woman’s leg had to be amputated below the knee. The victim now has to wear a prosthetic limb and now relies upon a wheelchair to get around.
The driver of the car involved admitted liability and the victim was awarded £800,000 in personal injury compensation. The original out of court settlement was for £1 million but there was a deduction of 20 per cent made because the light on the motorcycle was not working at the time of the accident and it was claimed that this acted as contributory negligence.
Following the accident, the motorcyclist said:
‘My life has changed forever. I lost my leg, my dream career, my whole way of life.’
The victim had to give up her career and instead concentrate of coping with her injuries.
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