1 Million Injury Compensation for Slip & Fall in Penrith Carpark Arcade
Published 05 Mar 2015
A recent claim resulting from injuries sustained in a Penrith carpark arcade led to our client receiving compensation over $1Million.
Our client was walking with her family through one of the arcades joining the car park and one of the streets in Penrith. As our client was walking along she slipped and fell heavily to the ground, initially she thought she may have sustained a fracture but after being conveyed to hospital further complications arose.
Our Client was looking forward to full time employment and has not been able to return to any form of employment since her accident. Our client in her early 50’s required significant assistance in the day to day care from her family. The medical evidence supported the argument that her care will need to continue in the future.
Our client instructed GMP who carried our detailed investigations and ultimately commenced proceedings against multiple defendants. Whilst the going was tuff as each defendant was denying liability we persevered and obtained evidence to show that each of the defendants in their own way was partly at fault for allowing the accident to occur. Had they carried out proper maintenance work and rectified the problem the particular Arcade in question would not have been slippery and dangerous.
Proceedings were commenced in the Supreme Court and ultimately the matter proceeded by way of Mediation. GMP utilised all their rescores in accordance with our No Win No Fee Policy. The claim in terms of liability was not without its risks but after carrying out extensive investigations on liability we were able to show all the defendants that in some way they were partly to blame. We obtained Forensic Accounting reports, Liability reports from Ergonomic Engineers and medical reports from a panel of our Medical Experts. All these expenses were incurred by the firm at no cost to the client. Vrege (Reg) Kolokossian an Accredited Personal Injury Specialist managed the claim and ensured all hurdles were overcome and vigorously prosecuted the claim. Ultimately our Senior Barristers which included a Senior and Junior Barrister who were also engaged, who added fire power during the negotiations and the course of the Mediation.
Ultimately common sense prevailed and each of the defendants realised that they would become significantly liable and all contributed to a commence sense settlement exceeding $1M.
Our client was extremely happy with her outcome which now will go a long way to assist her and her family. In fact our client commented “this is a fantastic result and so happy that Vrege and his team took the matter on”.
GMP prides itself onto its ability to tackle difficult claims and does not take a backward step when the defendants deny liability. Claims are prosecuted quickly and proceedings are commended. Our clients have the benefit of our no win no fee cost structure and the added benefit of not having to pay any disbursements what so ever during the court of their matter unlike other firms in Personal injury who may request the payment of disbursements.
GMP slip & fall injury compensation lawyers ensures that our clients are not burdened with the extra cost of having to pay any disbursements. When you have difficult cases or cases that involve multiple defendants you need an experienced firm that specialises in personal injury compensation claims and is not afraid to take on large insurance company or corporate entities.