A man who was severely injured when he was hit by a bus outside Euston station in London has been awarded £1.75 million in compensation.
David Mitchell, 43, a station worker with Transport for London, was crossing the road to meet his girlfriend when the accident happened in 2010. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and was taken to Royal London Hospital where doctors battled to save his life.
Since the accident, Mr Mitchell has been treated in several different rehabilitation centres. He struggles to speak, has limited mobility and cannot look after himself. He is currently living in a care home, to which his mother travels three times a week to visit and help look after him.
Mrs Mitchell brought a personal injury claim on her son’s behalf against the bus company, Arriva London North Limited, on the ground that the bus driver had failed to look out for pedestrians. The operator denied liability for the accident, claiming that Mr Mitchell should have taken more care crossing the road.
Eventually, an out-of-court settlement of £1.75 million was negotiated and approved by the High Court.
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