Central Coast Woman receives over $220,000 in compensation following Motor Vehicle Accident

Published 29 Mar 2017

Our client was a 31 year old, central coast woman, who was involved in a motor vehicle accident. In September 2014 our client was the driver of a vehicle which was hit by another car.

As a result of the car accident she sustained a fracture to her left knee, a fracture to her left leg, as well as injuries to her leg and ankle and secondary issues which included deep vein thrombosis.

Following the accident our client was taken to Gosford Hospital where she underwent surgical intervention from Dr Stuart Grey. During her stay she developed deep vein thrombosis and a pulmonary embolism.

She was treated by Dr Singh, a respiratory surgeon, who luckily for our client fixed the issues. Our client was prescribed medication to ensure that the deep vein thrombosis did not return which she took for 6 months.

In the 3 months before the accident our client had lost her job as a medical receptionist. This was through no fault of our client, it was because the practice simply closed down.

At the time of the accident our client was actively seeking work. As a result of the accident and the resulting medical treatment our client was unable to find any suitable employment, or employer who was willing to employ her with her disabilities and restrictions following the accident.

Almost 1 year after the accident our client obtained gainful employment as a ward clerk in Wyong Hospital. However she found that due to her ongoing disabilities and restriction she was only able to work a part-time position even though she was offered a full time position.

At the time of the accident our client rented a small apartment on the central coast. She had no one to look after her and as a result no claim could be made for any free (gratuitous) care which was provided to her.

However Reg Kolokossian asserted that in the near future our client would be looking to marry, have kids and move out into a home of her own with her new family. Given the disabilities and restrictions which she had she would not be able to provide the domestic duties which owning a home would require.

Reg therefore made a claim for paid commercial domestic care in the amount of 4 hours per week.

At Gerard Malouf and Partners we pride ourselves on our ability to look at each case individually and look at the factors that are relevant to maximise each case.

In this matter an informal settlement conference was organised with the CTP insurer. While at first the CTP insurer was reluctant to make any reasonable offers, some quick thinking and forceful submissions from our solicitors were able to persuade the insurer that our clients claim was more valuable then they had originally estimated.

Ultimately the matter settled for in excess of $220,000.00 without the time, cost and strain of a CARS assessment hearing. 

Should you require assistance please contact our specialists at Gerard Malouf & Partners to advise and assist you with your compensation claim. We look at each individual circumstances so as to ensure maximum compensation for our clients. Remembering the fact that no two claims are the same!