I wonder if I could pick your collective brains please?
I was knocked off a year ago, entirely the driver's fault, and developed what the medics call a phobia, which has prevented me cycling on the road since. Treatment, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, is proposed but will take at least six months. I had spent the previous year looking after father, brother and partner, all of whom died in 2017, and getting back on the bike was going to be my self selected treatment to help with the depression I was suffering, as I'm sure you all know, cycling is great for mental health.
Not being able to ride on the road has severely impacted my physical and mental health, and has taken away a significant part of my life, so what value should the damages for pain and suffering and loss of amenity be realistically valued at?