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Wollongong woman receives $225,000 following injury in motor vehicle accident

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A Wollongong woman has received $225,000.00 following a motor vehicle accident. Our client was travelling straight through a round a bout. It was her right of way and as she was travelling through, she was t-boned on her left hand side by a vehicle who has failed to stop. Our client suffered injury as a result, along with exacerbation of pre-existing injuries.

Following the accident, this woman contacted the motor vehicle accident claims specialists of Gerard Malouf and Partners. She was informed of her rights and instructed us to act for her. During the initial conference, our client was advised by her accredited specialist personal injury lawyer of the strict time limits that apply under the motor vehicle accident regulations. Within 28 days of the accident occurring the injured person is required to file an Accident Notification Form with the insurer of the vehicle at fault. This allows reimbursements of up to $5,000.00 for medical treatment expenses and loss of income.

Within 6 months of the accident occurring, the injured person is required to lodge a Personal Injury Claim Form which notifies the insurer of their intention to make a lump sum claim for ongoing costs and disabilities.

Following the attended on the offices of Gerard Malouf and Partners, all forms and filing was attended to and the claim was lodged.

The biggest concern of this client was a pre-existing injury. Our client had pre-existing back problems which resulted in major surgery. Whilst she had recovered well from the surgery, the accident had caused these injuries to be exacerbated. As a result of this, our client was unable to attend to her usual domestic duties, and received assistance from family and friends.

Our client was receiving over 6 hours per week of additional care and assistance from her family and friends. Our expert compensation solicitors advised our client to keep a record of the tasks that were being performed, who was performing those tasks and for how long they were being performed. This assists in showing that she was receiving over 6 hours of care and assistance per week for a period of greater than 6 months. This is the threshold that is required to be met to make a claim for past gratuitous care and assistance.

Our client was also working at the time of the accident, and required a couple of weeks off work following the accident. Accordingly, she was able to make a claim for economic loss. Accordingly, our solicitors put forth an offer to the insurer that incorporated the following heads of damage:

  1. Past and future economic loss;
  2. Past and future out of pocket expenses;
  3. Past and future domestic care and assistance;
  4. Pain and suffering.

Following this, the no win no fee lawyers of Gerard Malouf and Partners began ongoing negotiations with the defendant insurer. After some time, an amount was offered that our client was delighted to accept. Furthermore, settling it in an informal manner as she did reduced the costs involved in her claim.

If you or anybody you know has a motor vehicle accident claim please contact the expert personal injury solicitors at Gerard Malouf and Partners for a free consultation to discuss your legal entitlements.

vehicle accident

A Wollongong woman has received $225,000.00 following a motor vehicle accident. Our client was travelling straight through a round a bout. It was her right of way and as she was travelling through, she was t-boned on her left hand side by a vehicle who has failed to stop. Our client suffered injury as a result, along with exacerbation of pre-existing injuries.

Following the accident, this woman contacted the motor vehicle accident claims specialists of Gerard Malouf and Partners. She was informed of her rights and instructed us to act for her. During the initial conference, our client was advised by her accredited specialist personal injury lawyer of the strict time limits that apply under the motor vehicle accident regulations. Within 28 days of the accident occurring the injured person is required to file an Accident Notification Form with the insurer of the vehicle at fault. This allows reimbursements of up to $5,000.00 for medical treatment expenses and loss of income.

Within 6 months of the accident occurring, the injured person is required to lodge a Personal Injury Claim Form which notifies the insurer of their intention to make a lump sum claim for ongoing costs and disabilities.

Following the attended on the offices of Gerard Malouf and Partners, all forms and filing was attended to and the claim was lodged.

The biggest concern of this client was a pre-existing injury. Our client had pre-existing back problems which resulted in major surgery. Whilst she had recovered well from the surgery, the accident had caused these injuries to be exacerbated. As a result of this, our client was unable to attend to her usual domestic duties, and received assistance from family and friends.

Our client was receiving over 6 hours per week of additional care and assistance from her family and friends. Our expert compensation solicitors advised our client to keep a record of the tasks that were being performed, who was performing those tasks and for how long they were being performed. This assists in showing that she was receiving over 6 hours of care and assistance per week for a period of greater than 6 months. This is the threshold that is required to be met to make a claim for past gratuitous care and assistance.

Our client was also working at the time of the accident, and required a couple of weeks off work following the accident. Accordingly, she was able to make a claim for economic loss. Accordingly, our solicitors put forth an offer to the insurer that incorporated the following heads of damage:

  1. Past and future economic loss;
  2. Past and future out of pocket expenses;
  3. Past and future domestic care and assistance;
  4. Pain and suffering.

Following this, the no win no fee lawyers of Gerard Malouf and Partners began ongoing negotiations with the defendant insurer. After some time, an amount was offered that our client was delighted to accept. Furthermore, settling it in an informal manner as she did reduced the costs involved in her claim.

If you or anybody you know has a motor vehicle accident claim please contact the expert personal injury solicitors at Gerard Malouf and Partners for a free consultation to discuss your legal entitlements.

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