Sydney woman awarded $45,000 after a motor vehicle accident while stopped at a set of traffic lights

PUBLISHED 28 Nov 2019

Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident where she was rear-ended after she had safely stopped at a traffic light. As a result of this accident, our client had sustained injuries to her left ankle, back and neck and also experienced shock.
After having her matter managed by other solicitors, our client wasn’t happy with their service, so she decided to contact Gerard Malouf and Partners for advice on her claim. Her matter was referred to Rita Furfaro who made it her goal to re-assure our client that her claim was not going to be mismanaged and that our client had made the right choice in coming to Gerard Malouf and Partners for help. From thereon, Rita worked tirelessly in achieving the best result for our client.

Rita began by gathering medical evidence in support of our client’s claim. An appointment was made with an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Occupational Therapist who respectively found that our client had sustained injuries that have caused significant impairment and that she will require considerable assistance in the future. Therefore, a claim was made for past and future economic loss, past and future care and assistance, and finally past and future expenses.

An application to the Claims Assessment Resolution Service (CARS) was made to have our client’s claim assessed before an Assessor. Prior to the CARS Assessment Hearing, negotiations were opened up with the insurer in an attempt to settle the claim. After a long afternoon of negotiations, Rita and her team were able to negotiate for the insurer to pay a settlement amount of $45,000, with which our client was satisfied and grateful for.

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