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Injuries: Claimant, a police sergeant with the Essex force had been manning a speed trap when he was hit by a car. It is estimated he was thrown some 35 ft. Insurers for the defendant accepted he had been 87.5 per cent to blame. As result of injuries which included fractures of left leg and dislocation of shoulder claimant had to leave the police force. He now carries out chauffeuring work and clerks for a firm of solicitors. He cannot play football with his children and a gentle round of golf is said to leave him in acute pain.
Judge: Mr Justice McCullough
Plaintiff's counsel: Charles Rush
Plaintiff's solicitor: Russell Jones & Walker, London W11
Glackin v British Midland Airways QBD 17 October, 1997
Claimant: Anne Marie Glackin, 5Incident: Air crash
Injuries: Claim by widow of Kegworth air crash victim on behalf of herself and her 26-year-old daughter. Father of six, David Gerard Glackin, a 51-year-old electrical contractor died in the crash. Liability for accident was admitted but contended that damages should be reduced as Glackin's body showed liver damage so advanced he would not have lived into old age. Claimant and deceased had separated and it was argued that he would have provided little support to his wife and daughter