At Gerard Malouf and Partners a personal injury claim form was lodged on behalf of Mr P and a claim number was allocated by the third party insurer who ultimately denied liability for the accident.
Although Mr P’s family were not at the scene of the accident, the news of Mr P’s injuries caused his wife and kids to suffer nervous shock. As such, a claim was also lodged for the family members.
When Mr P’s injuries had stabilised we arranged for him to be assessed by various doctors including a psychiatrist, an occupational physician and an occupational therapist. All of these doctors commented on Mr P’s injuries and his need for treatment, his capacity to work and his need for domestic care and assistance.
The insurer refused to accept that Mr P’s injuries were greater than 10% therefore a dispute arose which was referred to the Medical Assessment Service to determine. The Medical Assessment Service appointed doctors who assessed Mr P and those doctors found that his injuries were greater than 10% whole person impairment.
Following receipt of those reports an appointment was arranged to discuss the matter at an informal settlement conference and after substantial negotiations the matter resolved.
Mr P and his wife were thrilled with the outcome as they was not expecting to receive that much compensation particularly as liability had been denied by the CTP insurer who attempted to blame Mr P for speeding initially.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and you are unsure of your rights then you may be entitled to make a claim. Please contact Gerard Malouf and Partners on our toll free number “1800 004 878” to arrange a free no obligation consultation with one of our accredited personal injury specialists in Motor Accident Law.