An English motorcyclist has launched a compensation claim for an accident that happened on a German road.
Steven Brewer has lodged a High Court writ against the driver of the car involved in the accident for £100,000.
The accident happened in Cochem, Germany, in 2009. Mr Brewer’s motorcycle collided with a Toyota Pruis which was being driven by a Swedish motorist.
The writ is claiming from her insurance company, Folksam Insurance Group, which is based in Sweden. According to the writ the insurance company admitted liability in 2009.
The court documents state Mr Brewer, 49, a fishmonger from Atherton, fractured his spine, his right wrist, and is now disabled. He has been unable to return to work since the accident.
The writ also states since the accident he has been too nervous to ride his motorcycle and suffers permanent back pain. He is also suffering with post traumatic stress disorder, together with headaches, shoulder and ankle pain, and numbness.
It continues to say that Mr Brewer’s doctors have advised he will never be able to lift an object weighing more than 5KG, and not to perform strenuous physical tasks such as DIY or gardening.
Though Mr Brewer’s solicitors and Folksam Insurance Group have agreed liability, they are in dispute over the settlement sum. Should the two parties not reach mutual agreement the case will go before the High Court to reach settlement.