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Crash victim to receive £6.3m

A man who received a serious brain injury in a car crash has been awarded the North East's largest personal injury compensation payment, £6.3 million.

His accident occurred when the car he was a passenger in crashed into a field and overturned. He incurred serious personal injury, and was taken by air ambulance to Newcastle General Hospital's intensive care unit, where he remained unconscious for three weeks.

The brain injury received has given him a changed personality, memory loss, problem-solving difficulties and a lack of concentration. He has spent 18 months in hospital, and still requires full-time, live-in care.

The personal injury solicitor handling the man's case against the driver's insurance company said that this was a huge payout, but had been carefully calculated to meet future demanding care needs, and to cover the fact that the man, only 17 at the time of the accident, would never work again.

He added that "the payout will be held and managed by the court of protection and can only be used to help provide care and comfort."

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