We recently settled a case of a sixty plus year old man who was involved in a motorcycle accident involving a head on collision with a utility on a dirt road.
Our client and his friend were riding their motor bikes on a dirt road when a four wheel drive came around a corner and invaded their lane.
Unlike his friend, our client was able to avoid a full frontal collision and suffered minor soft tissue injuries.
Regrettably, his friend did not survive the accident.
The damage caused by the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to our client exceeded the extent of his physical injuries.
We referred the matter to MAS for assessment of both his psychiatric and physical injuries.
MAS found that neither of those injuries were in excess of the statutory threshold of 10% Whole Person Impairment.
Our client was therefore denied damages for Non Economic Loss in his motor vehicle accident claim.
We carried out extensive forensic research to substantiate our client’s claim for economic loss, loss of earning capacity, future out of pocket expenses and domestic care.
The evidence obtained was sufficient for us to force CTP Insurer who admitted fault in the accident, to pay out a significant compensation to our client.
Our client was very pleased with the outcome of his claim and with the legal assistance received.