Solicitors take up case of Leeds hit and run victim as search for driver continues

Hit and run victim Stuart Sunderland was seriously injured when he was knocked off his scooter. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe
Hit and run victim Stuart Sunderland was seriously injured when he was knocked off his scooter. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Doctors have warned a hit and run victim that he will be unable to resume work as a fork-lift truck driver for at least a year because of the extent of his injuries.

Stuart Sunderland was left for dead after being knocked off his scooter in December last year.

Solicitor Katy Nelson, of Hudgell Solicitors.

Solicitor Katy Nelson, of Hudgell Solicitors.

Although the driver of the car that has yet to be identified, a compensation claim can be made to the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB).

It handles claims from the victims of uninsured drivers, hit and run drivers, and UK residents injured by foreign-registered vehicles.

Personal injury specialists Hudgell Solicitors are making the claim on Stuart’s behalf.

Solicitor Katy Nelson said: “Victims like Mr Sunderland find themselves in a horrendous position as they have suffered serious injury, but they are also left with no means of which to make a claim to compensate them for their injuries and loss.

He is now looking at least 12 months where he will be unable to earn and support his family, possibly much longer.

Katy Nelson, of Hudgell Solicitors

“He is now looking at least 12 months where he will be unable to earn and support his family, possibly much longer.

“The impact of this injury on his life and those close to him will be significant, but the full extent of that impact is not yet known.

“In these circumstances, we will be looking to secure Mr Sunderland compensation to help him and his family financially through these difficult times, and to secure rehabilitation support to help him towards his recovery.

“In such cases, the MIB is there to assist the thousands of people who are injured, and the families of those killed, by uninsured and untraced drivers.”

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