- A 53-year-old man was involved in a serious motorcycle accident where he sustained significant physical injuries.
- Due to the nature of his injuries, he was assessed as having sustained a non-minor injury and was entitled to continue receiving wage assistance.
- The claim was settled for $865,000.00 inclusive of costs and statutory weekly payments.
GMP Law lawyers represented a 53-year-old man who was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. As a result of the accident, our client sustained significant physical injuries which required ongoing treatment and rehabilitation services. Our client had lodged with the CTP insurer an application for personal benefits and a certificate of capacity.
Due to the nature of his injuries, he was assessed as having sustained a non-minor injury and was entitled to continue receiving wage assistance and reasonable and necessary medical and treatment expenses by the CTP insurer of the driver.
Therefore, by this determination, it meant that our client was eligible to make a claim under Common Law for damages (lump sum compensation) for the loss of both past and future wages as well as non-economic loss (pain and suffering as a result of the accident). The CTP insurer wholly admitted liability for his claim for damages.
“As a result of the accident, our client sustained significant physical injuries which required ongoing treatment and rehabilitation services.“
GERARD MALOUF & PARTNERS
Once our client’s injuries had stabilised and reached maximum medical improvement, we gathered and provided medical evidence which confirmed that our client suffered significant and permanent injuries.
The CTP insurer conceded that the injuries sustained in the motor accident had a permanent impairment percentage greater than 10%, being the required threshold to claim for non-economic loss.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you should always seek advice from a lawyer about your rights. Speak to one of our expert solicitors at GMP Law Compensation Lawyers on 1800 004 878 for a free, no-obligation consultation or complete our email enquiry form.
We invited the CTP insurer solicitors to participate in an informal settlement conference. After communicating various offers back and forth, we were able to reach an agreement and settled the claim for $865,000.00 inclusive of costs and statutory weekly payments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pedestrians can sustain injuries in a number of ways, including hit-and-run incidents or being struck whilst crossing the road. If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you’ll be glad to know that victims have the opportunity to receive compensation as part of the motor accidents compensation scheme.
Each motor vehicle accident claim requires a police report, accident notification form and personal injury claim form. The claim form is central to your claim and we recommend speaking with a lawyer to ensure the best chance of success. Once you lodge your claim, an Independent Medical Assessor reviews your claims.
Immediately following a car crash, call the police if you suspect the other driver is under to influence, and call for paramedics if you suspect you have an injury.
Following this, calling your insurer is advised, as well as taking details from other parties and witnesses. Note down any details including time, data and take photos of the scene.
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