A Wollongong woman has received $190,000.00 following a motor vehicle accident. Our client was travelling along a road doing the speed limit when she was rear-ended by another vehicle without warning. As a result she sustained personal injury to her lower back, right hip and right leg.
Following the accident, this woman contacted the motor vehicle accident claims specialists of Gerard Malouf and Partners.
During the initial conference, the no win no fee lawyers of Gerard Malouf and Partners discussed with our client the costs retainer. Gerard Malouf and Partners offers all clients a no win no fee arrangement. This means if the claim is unsuccessful, our clients do not get charged for the costs of the claim. This agreement also extends to disbursements which are those costs incurred by our expert solicitors as part of the claim.
With all the information given to her during the initial conference, this client was happy to commence with the motor vehicle experts of Gerard Malouf and Partners acting for her in her claim.
As a result of the accident, our client was unable to attend to the majority of domestic duties around her home and she required significant time off work. Accordingly, the client was entitled to make a claim for economic loss and domestic care and assistance.
Domestic care and assistance can be claimed in motor vehicle accidents if it can be shown that you have received 6 hours of additional gratuitous care and assistance per week, free of charge, from friends or family, for a period of no less than 6 months. It is a good idea to keep a diary or schedule of the assistance your family and friends provide should you be involved in a motor vehicle accident.
If you have been required to pay someone to assist with the various duties around the home as a result of your injuries, such as a cleaner or a gardener, this too can be claimed as an out of pocket expense.
The accredited motor vehicle accident specialist of Gerard Malouf and Partners arranged for our client to attend upon medico-legal experts to assess the nature of her injuries. An appointment was also arranged with an Occupational Therapist to determine the ongoing care needs our client had. Following the receipt of the medical evidence the claim was set down for an Informal Settlement Conference.
Our expert compensation attended the Settlement Conference with our client, and the matter was negotiated to its resolution. Our client was delighted to accept the settlement figure of $190,000.00 which the personal injury lawyers of Gerard Malouf and Partners were able to negotiate for her.
If you or anybody you know is eligible to make a motor vehicle accident claim please contact the expert personal injury lawyers at Gerard Malouf and Partners for a free consultation to discuss your legal entitlements.