Young Man Receives Compensation after being struck by a Car on Pedestrian Crossing

Published 06 Aug 2018

This matter involved a motor vehicle accident where our client was struck by a car, due to the careless driving of a stranger.

On the date of the accident, our client was with friends walking towards a pedestrian crossing. As they approached the crossing, despite having the right of way as a pedestrian, a reckless driver did not stop for our client and unfortunately ran him over.

 As a result of this collision, our client suffered fractures to his pelvis and multiple soft tissue injuries to his whole body. He also sustained injuries to his head which caused him to lose consciousness.

These type of injuries can have serious impacts on an individual’s future prospects in the workplace, which was of concern for his family.  In particular, at the time of the accident our client was still completing his schooling, so naturally his injuries were a large disruption to his education as well as his mental well-being.

Through rehabilitation and treatment, our client pushed through to recover and thankfully managed to avoid sustaining a brain injury despite the ordeal he had gone through.

At Gerard Malouf and Partners Compensation Lawyers, we are specialists in Motor Vehicle Accident Claims. We fight hard for our clients and understand how to achieve the best outcomes for everyone that we represent.  

In order to resolve this dispute for our client, we lodged an Application for Assessment of a Permanent Impairment with the Medical Assessment Service.   As a result, the Motor Accident Authority then appointed an Independent Medical Assessor to make a determination as to the extent of our client’s injuries.  Taking steps likes these are important in ensuring our clients receive the maximum compensation they’re entitled to.

Consequently, we managed to settle this claim out of court, and reach a fair outcome for our client. In this way, our client was able to avoid the often long and daunting stress of a court case.  

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you should always seek advice from a lawyer about your rights to claim compensation from the driver at fault’s insurer. Gerard Malouf & Partners are accredited specialists in motor vehicle accidents and we will fight hard against insurance companies who attempt to reduce your compensation by blaming you in any way for the accident. Call 1800 004 878 to speak to one of our specialist lawyers.