This matter involved a young man from Parramatta who was a passenger in a vehicle that met with a serious motor vehicle accident, where the driver lost control of the vehicle and collided into a large rock hill on the side of the road.
As a result of the accident, our client sustained multiple significant injuries which required extended visits to the hospital, ongoing treatment, and rehabilitation services. The accident also significantly impacted our client psychologically.
Our client was an ambitious student who was also working part-time to support himself while he undertook his studies. As a result of the motor vehicle accident, our client was unable to return to work or studies, causing him a lot of stress.
Due to the nature of our client’s injuries, he was assessed as having sustained a non-minor injury and was entitled to continue receiving wage assistance, as well as reasonable and necessary medical and treatment expenses by the CTP insurer of the driver. Our client was eligible to make a claim for damages to compensate him for the loss of both past and future wages, as well as for the pain and suffering he endured as a result of the accident. However, the latter component was subject to his impairment being assessed as being greater than 10% of his whole person.
Despite the client’s significant injuries, there was great resistance from the insurer, as they refused to accept that his impairment was greater than 10%. Our expert team at Gerard Malouf & Partners gathered an abundance of medical evidence to support our client’s claim and presented this to the insurer and the Dispute Resolution Services. After being confronted with the copious amount of evidence in support of our client’s claim, the insurer had no choice but to concede that our client’s impairment was greater than 10%.
By overcoming this hurdle, we were able to secure a settlement of over $600,000 for this client only 8 months after lodging the compensation claim. Our client was very pleased with this result.
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