Man wins injury compensation claim after rescuing stranded woman

A man left paralysed after he was hit by a car and a van while he was trying to help a woman stranded on the motorway has been successful in his injury compensation claim.

David Tolley, from Birkenhead, on the Wirral, was told by insurers that he should not have stopped to help the woman, who had hit the central reservation in a storm, and that the injuries he sustained were partly his own fault.

The firms tried to get the 46-year-old to settle for two-thirds of his injury compensation claim.

"Exceptional bravery is not the same as foolhardiness. His actions fall within the brave and commendable categories and not the foolhardy," Mr Justice Hickinbottom told Chester High Court, ruling that no blame should have been put on the man.

Mr Tolley said that he prefers being labelled a good Samaritan than a hero.

Earlier this month, another man left disabled after being in a car accident was awarded millions of pounds in compensation.

Nazer Ahadi was driving to work in 2006 when he was involved in a head-on collision on the A361 near Devizes.

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Man wins injury compensation claim after rescuing stranded woman

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