Brain-injured man to oppose injury compensation appeal

A man who was left with brain injuries after a car crash that killed the driver is fighting an appeal court bid to reduce the amount of injury compensation he will receive.

William Stanton, who was 16 at the time of the accident, was in a Vauxhall Astra with the driver and three other passengers when it lost control on a roundabout in Mexborough, the South Yorkshire Star reports.

He was left with head injuries that have caused him to suffer from poor concentration, memory problems, changes to his behaviour and clumsiness.

Mr Stanton was told at the High Court that he could be in line for a seven-figure injury compensation payout, even though he was not wearing a seatbelt, but lawyers have argued that his damages should be reduced by 40 per cent.

However, his lawyer has said that it is still likely that he would have suffered brain damage even if he had been strapped in.

It follows news that a man from Yorkshire who was paralysed from the neck down in a car crash has been awarded one of the biggest injury compensation payouts in legal history.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19570978-ADNFCR

Brain-injured man to oppose injury compensation appeal

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