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60 year old Central Coast man awarded $75,000 in compensation following a motor vehicle accident

Case Overview
  • Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident when a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction made a right turn without giving way.
  • We obtained strong medical evidence to substantiate the ongoing difficulties and restrictions caused by his injuries and the impact on our client’s earning capacity.
  • We entered into negotiations and were able to obtain a settlement of $75,000 from the CTP insurer.

Our client was a 60 year old man from the Central Coast who was involved in a motor vehicle accident when a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction made a right turn without giving way.

The CTP insurer of the vehicle at fault accepted liability for the claim after the first 6 months, which entitled our client to receive ongoing treatment funded by the insurer, as well as payment of his weekly wages while he was unable to work due to his injuries.

The application for a lump sum compensation claim was subsequently lodged with the CTP insurer to seek damages for the loss our client sustained as a result of the motor vehicle accident.

Our Approach

Thankfully, our client was able to return to his full employment duties a short time after the accident. However, we obtained strong medical evidence to substantiate that the ongoing difficulties and restrictions caused by his injuries will have an impact on his earning capacity which could drive our client to early retirement.

Our Car Accident Lawyers entered negotiations and were able to obtain a settlement of $75,000 from the CTP insurer. Our client was delighted with the outcome and was relieved that he could provide security for his family.

The Result

We entered into negotiations and were able to obtain a settlement of $75,000 from the CTP insurer. Our client was delighted with the outcome and was relieved that he could provide security for his family.

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Frequently Asked Questions

More Information

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.
 

There are several steps you should take following a motor accident before worrying about liability. First and foremost is ensuring that you, the other driver and any passengers you both have are safe. Immediately call 000 for emergency services if necessary, and apply first aid care if you know how. Move the vehicles off the shoulder if the accident is blocking the roadway and it’s possible to do so.
 

All drivers have a duty to other road users to take reasonable care. If it can be determined that anyone involved in the accident was not taking reasonable care, they can be found negligent and at fault. The top identifiers of negligence consist of:

  • Speeding
  • Failing to obey traffic lights or signage
  • Driving while intoxicated or otherwise under the influence
  • Failing to “keep a proper lookout”

If you are hit by another driver and they are found at fault, you can make a claim against them for damages. This can include any losses resulting from the accident, including damage to your vehicle.

However, if your actions also played a part in the accident, both drivers may be found at fault. This is called ‘contributory negligence’, and may be apportioned between you and the other driver in any percentage split. In such a case, you may be responsible for bearing part of the cost of the damages.

Compensation can provide vital financial support for people who have suffered serious injuries in a road traffic accident. But are there limitations on how much money someone can receive?

The answer to this question depends on several factors, including:

  • Who was to blame for the accident?
  • How severe were your injuries?
  • Is there permanent damage?
  • Are you entitled to damages for non-economic losses?

 

Let’s break down some scenarios and explore what compensation amounts could be available…

 

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