Car Passenger Accident Compensation Settled in Court

A man, who suffered a catastrophic brain injury after the driver of the car in which he was travelling lost control of his vehicle, has had a negotiated settlement of compensation for injured car passenger accident approved in court.

Marc Dallaway (24) from Farnborough, Hampshire, was the front seat passenger in a friend’s car on the A323 Fleet Road, when his friend lost control of the vehicle and hit another car travelling in the opposite direction. The car turned over after the accident and Marc sustained multiple fractures and a catastrophic brain injury as a result of the accident.

Marc’s mother and grandfather made a car crash injury compensation claim on behalf of Marc and the Royal Courts of Justice in London heard that, since the collision in May 2006, Marc has made a better recovery than had been expected but still needs 24 hour care and rehabilitation support – and will do so for the rest of his life.

The Court also heard that the driver had accepted liability for the accident and that Marc had already received a lump sum and interim payments of accident compensation for injured front seat passenger. This had allowed Marc´s family to purchase an appropriate home and provide the care that Marc has required for the past five years.

The final car passenger accident compensation settlement figure was not revealed by the Court, but is anticipated to be above 1 million pounds.