In this matter we acted for an elderly woman who slipped and fell at a shopping centre and suffered injuries to her leg, hip and back.
Our highly specialised team conducted independent forensic investigations with respect to the issues of liability and obtained incident reports as well as requesting medical records from our client’s family doctors.
After obtaining instructions from our client and collating the medical evidence in the case, we commenced proceedings in the District Court of New South Wales. The instructions received from our client showed the case to be of a technical nature. Accordingly we briefed a barrister who had experience in arguing similar matters.
We arranged for our client to undergo a clinical examination with orthopedic specialists and sought their view on what the future held for our client with respect to his/her injury. The medical evidence obtained both by our experts as well as the treating doctors all assisted in strengthening our client’s case.
The Defendant requested to have our client examined by one of their doctors who provided a medical report. The opinion contained in the report produced by the Defendant’s medical expert conflicted with the findings of our medical expert with respect to future economic loss, future need for treatment as well as past and future ability to attend to home chores and tasks.
Prior to having the matter heard by a Judge of the District Court of New South Wales, we arranged a conference with the Defendant’s solicitor in a final attempt to resolve the slip & fall claim without the need to incur the cost of a hearing.
At conference we were able to persuade the Defendant’s solicitors that our client’s position was both genuine and realistic. We then secured a settlement for over $50,000. .
Our client was happy to have received a fair compensation payment for the slip & fall injury without having to go through a difficult and long process.