12 June 2018

Law Advice client successful in $475,000 car accident claim.

In 2016, our client was walking across the road when a motor vehicle struck her causing serious injuries. The CTP insurer of the vehicle admitted their insured driver was at fault as they failed to keep a proper lookout for our client.

The impact of the collision resulted in fractures to our client’s wrist and pelvis. She also suffered from some anxiety and post-traumatic stress because of the accident.

Following the car accident, our client required treatment and home care which we co-ordinated with the CTP insurer without delay. Further, our client was provided with rehabilitation and training that was fully funded by the insurer. To their credit, the insurer funded a complete and well-rounded treatment regime for our client which helped immensely with her recovery.

In order to adequately compensate our client into the future we made a lump sum claim against the insurer. Compensation was claimed for pain and suffering, and the impact the injuries had on our client’s enjoyment of life. Further, a claim for future treatment expenses and domestic care and assistance was successfully made. Due to her age and vocational history, there was no claim for loss of wages. Our lawyers gathered evidence from eminent experts in the fields of orthopaedics, psychology, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation. The medical legal reports gathered were very persuasive and supportive of our client’s motor accident claim and were effectively used to prove her entitlements.

Once all the relevant evidence was obtained we conducted a settlement conference with the insurer where the matter was resolved in favour of our client for a lump sum of more than $475,000.00. Suffice to say, our client was very happy with the result and we were very pleased to have helped secure her future.

The information is current as at the date of publication of this article. The above article is of a general nature only and does not constitute legal advice. Law Advice Compensation Lawyers are experts in car accident claims. For a free, no obligation assessment of your injury claim call us on 1800 122 555 or complete our Free Claim Advice Form and get the compensation you deserve.


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