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Man Receives $500,000 After Being Hit by a Car Whilst Crossing The Road

Case Overview
  • Our 64-year-old client was struck by a motor vehicle while crossing the road in Western Sydney.
  • He suffered a crush fracture of L3 disc in the low back, multiple fractures to several ribs, and ligamentous injuries to the right hand.
  • At the time of the accident, our client wasn’t working as he was undergoing cancer treatment

In around Spring 2017, our 64-year-old client had just finished shopping with his wife and was crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing in Western Sydney, when he was struck by a motor vehicle, the driver of which was fleeing a crime scene. Our client was struck heavily, became airborne, and was thrown onto the windscreen before falling to the ground, suffering significant injuries.

Following the accident, our client was taken by ambulance to Westmead Hospital where he underwent surgery on his fractured right shoulder. Also, he suffered a crush fracture of L3 disc in the low back, a possible fracture to the left little finger, multiple fractures to several ribs on the left side, and ligamentous injuries to the right hand.

At the time of the accident, our client wasn’t working as he was undergoing cancer treatment, with hopes to return to work, if he had a successful recovery.

“After negotiations failed, the matter underwent a CARS Assessment Hearing to determine the compensation required for the physical and psychological injuries and the catastrophic impact the accident had on our client’s life.”


Sung-Gu Lee

Associate

Our Approach

Our team gathered multiple business and tax records and presented submissions to the tribunal to further our client’s claim for loss of earnings.

This investigation involved pages of records, analysis, and multiple conferences with our client to confirm business records and the functionality of the business so that we had the best understanding of our client’s prior self-employed business from the 1990s to date.

The Result

Once our investigations were completed, we were able to secure $500,000 in claims for our client, even though he had been out of work before the accident.

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Sung-Gu Lee

Associate
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