Man wins over $6 million after car accident leaves him too angry to workBy Mason White 12:07 PM November 5, 2014
By: Feng Qian
A man won over $6 million from a driver’s insurance company because he was left too angry to work.
27-year-old Paul Vallance of the United Kingdom, fought for eight years to be compensated for his injuries, which left him “too angry to work.”
Vallance was 18 years old when he was involved in a head-on collision and suffered head injuries. The driver of the other car lost control and slammed into his car in Wiltshire.
Insurers and lawyers initially said that he had only suffered a minor head injury and he was awarded a small payment for his physical injuries.
The teen not only suffered a broken shoulder, broken leg and a broken nose, but he also suffered from amnesia, lost the ability to speak and was confused.
After recovering, Vallance returned to his job, but lost his job and a number of other jobs due to sudden outbursts of anger against customers.
His brain injury allegedly left him unable to exercise self-control and he regularly loses his temper. His mother, Tina Collins, said: “my loving son had been replaced by a much angrier and hostile young man.”
She launched an eight-year legal battle and successfully demonstrated the he had suffered debilitating brain damage as a result of the crash.
Vallance was awarded £4 million (over $6 million), which will be paid by the driver’s insurance company.