An elderly woman attended a Western Sydney retail outlet intending to purchase clothing. Whilst browsing the isles of the shop, she walked between two racks and suddenly fell after her foot became caught on the cord from a vacuum cleaner being used by a member of staff.
The women fell quite vigorously and sustained a rotator cuff injury to her right shoulder and a soft tissue injury to a neck. An ambulance had to be called and she was treated by paramedics. She subsequently came under the care of a local doctor and radiologist. Despite all medical efforts she struggled to return to her pre-injury comfort, strength and mobility.
Feeling significantly worse off as a result of her injuries and being unable to return to her previous state of health and wellbeing, this woman approached Gerard Malouf and Partners to enquire about her legal rights.
Julie Baqleh, an accredited personal injury specialist, took carriage of this matter. She briefed an experienced barrister to assist and obtained all relevant medical records and records from the retailer of the incident. Ms Baqleh then briefed an expert orthopaedic surgeon to assess the degree of injury to our client. In doing so, she was able to provide solid evidence as to the injuries caused by the negligence of the Defendant.
Ms Baqleh then arranged a settlement conference for our client with the solicitors of the retail store. Negotiations were exchanged and the resolved quickly without the need to proceed to an unnecessarily, expensive hearing.
By progressively and skilfully pursuing this matter, Ms Baqleh was able to obtain a settlement in excess of $125,000.00 for our client. We understand she is very satisfied with this result. We hope that it will assist in providing her the necessary treatment she requires to move on with her life and the necessary financial support she requires to get back on her feet.
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