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Motorcyclist 20% liable for his crash

A court has heard that a motorcyclist seeking compensation for life-changing injuries was 20% liable for the accident.

 

The incident occurred on 7th June 2010 on a stretch of the A12 in Suffolk, at Benhall. Glynn Turner, 48, was traveling south when he hit signs warning of a road closure at a nearby junction.

 

Mr Turner is still "minimally conscious," requires round-the-clock care, and is now living in an NHS-funded care home.

 

In 2013, Ipswich Crown Court heard that Wolverhampton-based firm Carillion had put warning signs less than 200m from the junction, when it should have placed them at least 800m away.

 

The High Court heard that the contractors were 80% liable for any compensation and admitted primary liability in an out-of-court agreement. However, the Court also found that Mr Turner contributed to the accident by driving too fast and failing to heed the warning signs.

 

A Suffolk County Council spokesman said that negotiations on the final settlement were ongoing.

 

If you have been the victim of an accident which wasn't your fault you may be eligible for compensation. To find out more, contact our Sutton Coldfield personal injury solicitors today. You can speak to us on 0121 335 4700, or send an email to info@activelegal.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

 

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