Enough compensation to buy my house but the daily pain is just about bearable. I was up until 03.30 this Morning unable to sleep through the pain from those original injuries. The compensation took into account i would always have this severe pain for the rest of my life. At Todays rates, it would be around 350,000 pounds. I would not take that amount for the agony of the last 42 years though.
Lucky we have NHS treatment as back in 1979 to 1983, my treatment had cost around 50,000 pounds and the last operation 15 years ago was 10,000 pounds.
The car driver was fined 55 pounds and 3 points. Totally blamed me in court and the defence stated it was a very powerful motorcycle which contributed to the accident. After the driver tried 6 different versions of the accident,2 witnesses came in and stated he just drove right out of a pub carpark. He was looking left and i was on his right. As i hit the car, i could see the back of his head.
Some good came out of it when i landed a job which eventually allowed me a high income and great pension