Learner Motorcyclist Awarded Over £340,000 for Losing Leg
Posted: June 16, 2015
Posted in: Motorcycle Accidents Road Traffic Accidents
A learner motorcyclist who lost his leg in a road traffic accident has been awarded £341,000 after he collided with a milk tanker on a road in Dumfrieshire.
Adam Wagner was 17-years-old when the incident occurred in 2009. The crash led to the young learner driver having his leg amputated below the knee. The driver, who was on a Honda motorbike at the time of the incident, took legal action against the reckless driving of the milk tanker and his employer, ARLA Foods.
40% of the Blame
Court of Session judge Lord Uist said that the vehicle involved in the motorcycle crash had carried out a manoeuvre that was “intrinsically dangerous” but maintained that 40% of the blame lay with Mr Wagner for failing to keep a proper lookout.
His team of solicitors were awarded half of the proposed compensation that Mr Wagner was looking for, which would have allowed him to buy a state-of-the-art prosthetic leg. A personal injuries lawyer who acted for Mr Wagner, said:
“Adam has come a long way since this terrible road traffic collision and the judgement is a victory for him and his determination to build a successful future for himself.“
“Although I am disappointed that the judge did not accept our prosthetic expert’s evidence, which would have given Adam the state-of-the-art prosthetic that we think he deserves and which would have given him the mobility he desperately needs to pursue a career as a motorcycle mechanic.”
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