Matter Settled After Safety Defect in Car Causes Motor Vehicle Accident

PUBLISHED 28 May 2020

Our client purchased a vehicle from one of the Defendants in February 2014. At this time, he was not advised that the vehicle had a defect which result in a serious risk of collision and harm to passengers.

Our client received a recall notice from the car manufacturer, advising him of the fault. He was informed that the engine would lose power, which would effect the power brakes and power steering and make the car difficult to manage. He took the car to be serviced so that modifications could be made. However, on multiple occasions he was advised that these modifications could not be actioned according to the recall notice.

Just over two years later, our client was driving his vehicle on the Old Hume Highway when the engine automatically shut down. This resulted in a steering and braking failure and caused him to collide with a road barrier.

Our client sustained injuries to his back, neck, head, right leg, right knee, right arm, right shoulder and general bruising and lacerations. These injuries resulted in serious disabilities and limitations. He also sustained economic loss in out-of-pocket expenses to pay for his treatment.

Our client decided to contact Gerard Malouf and Partners. The GMP team were quick to recognise that there may be a claim for negligence on the Defendant’s part and that our client had, and would continue, to suffer loss and damage.

Gerard Malouf and Partners acted quickly to ensure we collected and serve the relevant documents on the Defendant Insurers to establish liability and ensure a result for our client in the quickest timeframe possible.

Throughout the matter, our team of expert solicitors worked hard to keep lines of communication open with the Insurer. Despite barriers to the claim and delays, we managed to settle the claim and avoid court proceedings and further costs to our client.

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