Man gets smaller payout over car crash
He gets $123,000 in $1.3m suit; loss of future earnings claims 'unjustified'
A Navy communications specialist who sued a colleague, seeking $1.3 million after he was blinded in one eye in a car accident, will get a much smaller $123,000.
The High Court found his claims for loss of future earnings were unjustified.
Although Mr Hanrence Loo suffered loss of sight in one eye in the accident, it did not lead to career loss and he was promoted two months ago, the court found.
Mr Loo's colleague Yaw Chien Lik, now 31, crashed the car into a canal on West Coast Road on May 12, 2009 at about 4am.