We at GMP acted for a man from South-West Sydney who sustained injuries maintain to his shoulder, when a car failed to give way when turning across his path. He was assessed by our doctors as not being over 10% impairment, which meant that he was not entitled to make a claim for his pain and suffering.
Our client was working as a truck driver at the time of the accident and had to have a significant amount of time out of work after the accident. We also made arguments that his earning capacity had reduced as a result of his injuries, as his earnings were dependant on his productivity.
There are several steps you should take following a motor accident before worrying about liability. First and foremost is ensuring that you, the other driver and any passengers you both have are safe. Immediately call 000 for emergency services if necessary, and apply first aid care if you know how. Move the vehicles off the shoulder if the accident is blocking the roadway and it’s possible to do so.
Compensation can provide vital financial support for people who have suffered serious injuries in a road traffic accident. But are there limitations on how much money someone can receive?
The answer to this question depends on several factors, including:
Let’s break down some scenarios and explore what compensation amounts could be available…
In the ACT, a claim is made up of three stages:
Under the Motor Accident Insurance Commission CTP Scheme, the injured party must be able to establish the insured driver acted negligently.
In addition to establishing negligence, for an injured party to bring a claim to court, they must have:
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