Farmer who suffered brain damage following accident awarded almost £500,000

A FARMER suffered a major head injury and was left brain damaged when his tractor was forced off the road after it was struck from behind by a HGV.

Brian, 52, was driving his red Trimax tractor along the A5, at Old Stratford, Bucks, when he was hit by the Volvo lorry in April 2003.

The tractor came off the road and careered down an embankment, leaving Brian with a severe head injury.

He spent two months in hospital and was left with permanent brain damage which affected his memory, caused severe mood swings and loss of motivation. He also lost some hearing in both ears, and suffered a broken collar bone and shoulder blade.

The accident forced him to stop work and he is unlikely to return in the future.

Geoffrey Leaver secured Brian £475,000 in a negotiated settlement, which included damages for loss of earnings and any future care he may need.

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