The family of a teacher who was killed as he cycled home from work has received £580,000 in compensation.
David Kerslake, 44, cycled to and from the Sharples School in Bolton, where he worked as the Head of Science, every day. He was on his way home when he was hit by a car and knocked off his bicycle. The driver of the car was a diabetic who had suffered a hypoglycaemic attack and lost control of his vehicle. The car struck Mr Kerslake from behind and he suffered fatal injuries.
Mr Kerslake left behind a wife and young daughter. His wife Jacqueline brought a personal injury claim and the car driver’s insurers agreed to pay compensation for the family’s loss.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, contact us to discuss making a compensation claim. In the UK, there is normally a time limit of three years in which a personal injury claim must be made.