The family of a man killed in a crash on the A10 have received GBP 300,000 in car accident compensation.
IT consultancy director Sean Fitt, 39, was involved in a head-on collision on the A10 southbound just outside of Royston on January 7th 2005, Cambridge-news.co.uk reports.
Mr Fitt’s widow Louise and his brother Alan sued the insurers of the other driver involved in the accident.
"I am very happy to give my approval to this. It is a very sad case but at least this chapter is now over and the family can move on," the website reports Mr Justice Foskett, sitting in London’s High Court, as saying.
Last month, a simpler, faster and more cost-effective compensation system was brought into force.
The Association for British Insurers welcomed the new process, explaining that car accident compensation claims will now take no more than nine months to settle, as opposed to two years, which used to be the standard time frame.
Posted by Trevor Baker