Paul van Dyk has been awarded over $12 million dollars for a near-fatal fall that happened at the A State Of Trance festival back in in February 2016. The fall resulted in three months of recovery from spinal and brain injuries.
The $12 million award included $2 million for future medical expenses, $1.2 million for lost profits in 2016 and 2017, and $2.475 million for losses in the next decade. It also awarded him an extra $5.5 million for other damages.
“I was in a coma and when I woke up I wasn’t able to do anything. So whatever I do now is to me a miracle, a gift”,
“Every sound on From Then On is “1,000 percent how I want it to be.”
“I don’t want to waste my talent — or call it whatever — on somebody else’s idea of how my music should be,”
“I am closer to myself and to my music than I have ever been, simply because there is a certain element of myself that sees life very differently.”
As one of the pioneer producers of trance music, van Dyk has definitely made his mark on the electronic scene over the last 20 years. Grammy-nominated in the category “Best Dance / Electronic Album” for “Reflections”, he is one of the few electronic music artists to have sold more than 3.5 million albums during his career. He was elected two consecutive “Number 1 World” DJ Mag awards back in 2005 and 2006, too — and this is just a small part of the total awards he’s received.