A Penrith woman slipped in a supermarket and has received over $100,000.00 in damages. Our client attended the premises to perform general shopping duties. Whilst walking down one of the aisles she has slipped on a clear liquid causing her to fall and sustain injury to her wrist and ankle.
At the time of the accident our client was a full-time carer for her children. She was independent in attending to all domestic duties. As a result of the accident, she became heavily reliant on family members to assist her around the home.
This lady attended upon the expert public liability lawyers of Gerard Malouf and Partners for a free consultation. During this consultation, a statement was taken on our client’s behalf which detailed the impact this injury had on her life. This statement is an opportunity for the expert public liability lawyers to gain an insight into just how our client’s life can be affected from these injuries.
Following the initial conference with our compensation lawyer, we commenced our investigation of the claim. This included serving a Letter of Demand on the supermarket and requesting documentation and CCTV footage to assist with the liability component of the claim. After viewing the documentation, it was determined that there was a claim to be made and accordingly pleadings were filed in the District Court of NSW, approximately 6 months after the date of accident.
Within the next 3 months, our investigations continued. Satisfied that the supermarket could be held negligible for the incident occurring, our clients accredited personal injury specialist began focusing on the damages, being the value of the claim. This is done through the assessments of medical professionals who determine items such as the affect the injury has on past and future domestic care and assistance, past and future economic loss, past and future treatment expenses. The medical professionals also assess the permanency of our client’s injuries.
Once these investigations had finalised we invited the Defendant to have an Informal Settlement Conference. This took place 10 months after the date of accident. During the Settlement Conference, our public liability expert attended the conference with our client. After vigorous negotiations, the matter settled for over $100,000.00, a figure which our client was delighted to accept.
If you or anybody you know has been involved in a public place accident please contact the expert personal injury solicitors at Gerard Malouf and Partners for a free consultation to discuss your legal entitlements.