Here’s a story from SellThatStory that can’t fail to provoke a reaction. David Tolley dashed across a motorway to rescue a driver who’d crashed, and to move her car so there wouldn’t be a pile-up.
He was struck by two vehicles, thrown 35ft along the carriageway and left in wheelchair, virtually paralysed below the chest.
Insurance companies tried to claw back up to a third of his compensation settlement, claiming he was partly to blame.
It’s the first known case of insurers challenging a “rescuer” over liability. The judge ruled in favour of David. He was represented in his legal battle by Ed Fletcher who himself suffered a spinal cord injury in a motorbike accident.