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According to the Ripley & Heanor News, Christopher Simmonds also suffered severe orthopaedic and head injuries when he was struck by a car in Kent in April 2008 and the fact he no longer has a spleen makes him more susceptible to serious illness in the future.
The 37-year-old was initially awarded £27,500 in damages at a case heard at Derby Crown Court in June 2011, but Mr Simmonds has now been granted permission by the High Court to pursue a bigger sum through an appeal.
David Sanderson, the man's barrister, indicated his client deserves a larger settlement on the grounds that he has a young family.
Therefore, "should he die as a consequence of the triggering events could never be adequately compensated by an immediate award of damages", he added.
Posted by Emily Swanson
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