Saturday, January 30, 2010

Brain Damaged Pole gets paid

From: The News
With that kind of money, he can afford to crash a better class of car
A 27-year-old Pole residing in Great Britain has received a record-breaking 9.6 million euro in compensation for injuries suffered in a car accident.

In November 2005, Lukasz Borowski from the northern city of Szczecin was on his way to work in a factory in Cambridgeshire. He was given a lift by a colleague. Suddenly, the car skidded and fell down a ditch.

As a result of the accident Pole’s spinal cord and spine were fractured and damaged vertebrae blocked the flow of oxygen to brain. Lukasz’s left cerebral hemisphere got damaged.

The court in the UK has adjudged the Pole with the highest compensation in the history of the country, which amounts to 8.35 million pounds (9.6 million euro).