Man rebuilds life from compensation
Posted: May 29, 2015
Posted in: Motorcycle Accidents Road Traffic Accidents
23-year-old Connor Potkins is finally beginning to rebuild his life after suffering serious injuries in a hit-and-run accident. An uninsured driver knocked Mr Potkins, from Peterborough, off of his motorbike in November 2009. The accident happened when he was only 17-years-old and caused him to suffer severe physical and psychological damage. He has recently been awarded a six-figure payout.
The accident happened when Mr Potkins was on his way to Peterborough Regional College where he studied fabrication and welding. He was riding along Eastfield Road when a car pulled out of a side road and collided with him head on. The car immediately drove off.
Mobility will never fully recover
Mr Potkins was rushed to Peterborough District Hospital where he was treated for several injuries including a shattered knee, broken toes, and other injuries in his ankle and foot. He underwent surgery for his broken kneecap and was forced to remain in hospital for over a month. For two years after the accident, Mr Potkins was bound to a wheelchair and crutches, and had to undergo an additional five operations on his knee. Doctors believe that his mobility will never fully recover and he could be forced to use walking sticks by the age of 49.
Mr Potkins was recently awarded a six-figure payout for his injuries and loss of earnings. He plans to adapt his home for his mobility issues with some of the money. Mr Potkins’s lawyer stated: “We hope that the compensation will go some way to restoring some normality in Connor’s life and allow him to start looking forward to the future.”
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