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Cyclist hit by car awarded nearly £14m compensation

A cyclist who sustained devastating injuries when he was hit by a car has been awarded nearly £14m compensation.

The man was 28 when the accident happened. He is now 39. He suffered brain damage, injuries to his facial skeleton, facial nerve palsy and he lost the use of his right arm.

As a result of his injuries he suffered some loss of cognitive function, significant loss of short term memory and the loss of some vision in both eyes. He also suffered psychological damage. His life expectancy has been reduced by five years.

The victim required specially adapted accommodation because of his injuries and will need 24-care for the rest of his life.

He took legal action against the driver of the car alleging that he was negligent in trying to overtake when it was unsafe to do so. Liability was admitted.

He was awarded £13,863,138 by the Court of Appeal in Guernsey. The award includes compensation for his pain, suffering, loss of amenity and loss of future earnings. It also covers the cost of his future care.

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