Scarred crash victim seeks £300k payout
By ADAM LAZZARI A CAR crash victim with a permanently scarred face is seeking £300,000 damages from the family of a dead man. Matthew Loveridge, 21, has been left with life-changing injuries after he was involved in a road accident with Jason Adams, who l
By ADAM LAZZARI
A CAR crash victim with a permanently scarred face is seeking £300,000 damages from the family of a dead man.
Matthew Loveridge, 21, has been left with life-changing injuries after he was involved in a road accident with Jason Adams, who later died in hospital.
Adams, who was 23 and living in Stretham near Ely at the time, was driving his white Peugeot toward Littleport on Wash Road, Welney on July 17, 2004. His car collided with another Peugeot travelling in the opposite direction, of which Mr Loveridge, who was then 18 and living in Upwell, was a front seat passenger.
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Mr Loveridge, from Three Holes, also suffered a serious spinal injury, a broken collar bone, fractured rib.
He is left with a stiff, painful spine, has lost feeling in his left leg and disturbance to his urinary and bowel functions and can now only walk up to 400 metres with small strides.
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Mr Loveridge worked as an apprentice fabricator welder and was attending college part time.
Solicitors have issued a writ to the family of Adams containing details of these injuries and the affects they are having on Mr Loveridge's life.
The writ states that Mr Loveridge's employment opportunities have been severely hampered and he will not be able to work beyond the age of 60.
It also states that he struggles to work three days a week and suffers heavily from fatigue. Mr Loveridge can now only drive an automatic vehicle, requires assistance with DIY, gardening and decorating and his condition will deteriorate further with age.
The writ states that Mr Loveridge is expecting to recover more than £50,000.