A man who was confined to a wheelchair for four months, after being knocked off his bike, has won £105k compensation.
The man, who has not been named, suffered serious injuries in May 2010, to his legs after being knocked off his bike by a speeding car on a roundabout in Corfe Mullen in Dorset.
After ten days recovering in hospital, the cyclist spent four months in a wheelchair. As a result of the accident he was unable to work and missed two holidays.
Initially he was offered £56,000 compensation by the drivers’ insurer, but his legal representative managed to secure him with a settlement of £105,000 plus costs.
In 2012, he underwent surgery on his right knee in order to reconstruct damaged ligaments, which resulted in further time off work.
The metalwork was not removed from the victims left leg until three years after the collision due to continuing problems and swelling, causing further time of work.
His solicitor said: “My client suffered very nasty injuries to his legs. He sustained a fracture to his lower left leg but was unable to undergo surgery until the swelling subsided. His right knee was unstable. When surgery was able to take place, a plate was inserted in his left leg from the ankle to the knee with four screws to stabilise the fracture.
“After leaving hospital, he was unable to manage stairs and spent the first two months living in his lounge which had to be converted to a bedroom.”