A man, who suffered catastrophic brain injuries when his motorbike was in collision with a car, has had an undisclosed Settlement for Brain Injury from Motorbike Accident with Car approved in London’s Royal Court of Justice.
David Buchan (28) of Watford, Hertfordshire, picked up the injuries in February 2005 after his bike collided with a car driven by Mark Whiting of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, and following a long period of time in intensive care had titanium plates inserted into his head.
Since his accident, David has experienced depression, has impaired senses of smell and taste and has suffered a slight loss of sight. Although he has begun to walk once more, he can only complete short distances with the aid of a walking stick and it is unlikely that he will ever be able to work again.
Mr Justice Langstaff at the Royal Courts of Justice heard that settlement of David´s motorbike accident claim had taken so long due to a disagreement over liability and, although the undisclosed compensation award was believed to be substantial, represented just one-third liability on behalf of the defendant.
Upon approving the settlement, the judge paid tribute to David’s mother – Ann – and the amazing levels of care and support she had given her son during his recovery.