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    Paralysed Boy Still Waiting for Insurance after 8 years

    A boy paralysed by a hit-and-run driver is set to finally receive a potential multi-million compensation payout after an eight-year legal battle.

    Daniel Hennessy was just five when he was mowed down and left for dead by illegal driver Sajid Hussain in Rochdale in 2002.

    He suffered serious head and spinal injuries and a collapsed lung and faces spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

    Hussain, who was 16 at the time of the crash, paid just 76 to his victim after winning a legal bid to overturn a compensation order of 2,555.

    But just months later he ploughed into 67-year-old lollipop woman Audrey Chadwick breaking her jaw, cheekbone, pelvis and forearm and was sentenced to 18 months in a young offenders institution.

    In 2007, Hussain, from Rochdale, was then jailed for nine months after being convicted of four counts of driving while disqualified and without insurance







    Hit-and-run yob

    I think that some of these insurance companies are nearly as bad as the thieving scum. What with all their "small print", hidden clauses and endless probing you wonder why people actually take out insurance. And after 8 years the paralysed boy only gets 60% of the payout. Shocking, truly shocking.
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    Re: Paralysed Boy Still Waiting for Insurance after 8 years

    I have to agree with you, but only in part. A large portion of the wait before most claims are settled is because the long term medical effects of any accident or injury, however caused, sometimes take years to be fully assessed, and love them or loathe them, insurance companies are basically in existence to make a profit for their shareholders, so inevitably they'll spin out any proceedings as long as possible in accordance with the original terms of the policy. Caveat emptor.

    This is something where a decently funded criminal injuries compensation scheme could pay dividends, by bridging the gap between an accident or injury occuring and the time of the eventual payout by the insurers.
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    Re: Paralysed Boy Still Waiting for Insurance after 8 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas View Post
    A boy paralysed by a hit-and-run driver is set to finally receive a potential multi-million compensation payout after an eight-year legal battle.

    Daniel Hennessy was just five when he was mowed down and left for dead by illegal driver Sajid Hussain in Rochdale in 2002.

    He suffered serious head and spinal injuries and a collapsed lung and faces spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

    Hussain, who was 16 at the time of the crash, paid just 76 to his victim after winning a legal bid to overturn a compensation order of 2,555.

    But just months later he ploughed into 67-year-old lollipop woman Audrey Chadwick breaking her jaw, cheekbone, pelvis and forearm and was sentenced to 18 months in a young offenders institution.

    In 2007, Hussain, from Rochdale, was then jailed for nine months after being convicted of four counts of driving while disqualified and without insurance







    Hit-and-run yob

    I think that some of these insurance companies are nearly as bad as the thieving scum. What with all their "small print", hidden clauses and endless probing you wonder why people actually take out insurance. And after 8 years the paralysed boy only gets 60% of the payout. Shocking, truly shocking.
    Looking at the picture of the driver, im guessing after the hit and run incident and the court case. The look on his face and the gesture he is making show that he obviously is suffering from serious remorse for his actions

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