Motorcyclist Awarded Compensation after Crash with Delivery Van
A biker, who suffered life threatening injuries after being involved in a collision with a supermarket delivery van, has been awarded an undisclosed but ‘substantial’ amount in compensation.
Thirty year old Paul Parkin, from Lundwood, near Barnsley, was in an induced coma for four days, after being knocked from his prized Suzuki motorcycle, in the April of 2009.
Mr. Parkin spent a further six weeks in hospital and had to endure more than twenty operations, three years after the accident he is still undergoing further surgery to his arms, hips and legs.
Mr. Parkin launched a claim for motorcycle accident compensation against the supermarkets insurers and was awarded an undisclosed but reportedly ‘substantial’ amount in damages.
He told the Star newspaper that he was forced to give up his job after the crash but the financial settlement will now allow him to get his life back on track, without worrying about the high costs of rehabilitation and the lack of a regular income.
He added that despite the constant pain he is in, he is determined to get back to work and regain the independent, active lifestyle he enjoyed before the collision.