Motor Vehicle (CTP) Accident – Injury on motorbike receives $660K

The facts:

Our client sustained serious injuries as he was riding his motorbike home from work on a meal break, when a car collided with his right side.

The Injuries:

As a result of his injuries, our client was required to undergo numerous surgical interventions, and was left with significant functional restrictions. Additionally, our client suffered from psychological injuries, including difficulty concentrating and mood swings as a consequence of his physical limitations from the accident. Significantly, his injuries were of a nature that severely interfered with his both his pre-injury employment and also his intended future vocation.

Our strategy

Following investigations, arrangements were made for our client to be comprehensively assessed by a group of medical experts in order to fully address and quantify our client’s injuries and resulting loss. As a result, he was assessed by an orthopedic surgeon, plastic surgeon, rehabilitation physician, occupational therapist, neuropsychologist, psychiatrist and psychologist in order to fully assess the quantum of damages on the claim. A residential architect was also engaged to provide estimates on the cost of the home renovations that were required to accommodate our client’s injuries.

As a result of the extensive medial investigations undertaken by Monaco Solicitors on behalf of our client, we were able to reach agreement with the defendant that our client was entitled to compensation for non-economic loss. This agreement saved our client many months and further expense in having to have his matter assessed by the Motor Accident Authority Assessment Service.

Following these investigations, the case was filed with the Claims Assessment and Resolution Service (CARS). The proceedings included claims for damages in respect to non-economic loss, past and future economic loss, loss of superannuation, past and future domestic assistance, as well as past and future out of pocket expenses.

In order to secure our client monies in the interim, a workers compensation claim for lump sum compensation was concurrently pursued, resulting in our client securing a lump sum payout from the workers compensation insurer in relation to his permanent impairment and pain and suffering.

The result

Our client and his legal advisors went through numerous settlement negotiations with the defendant, however it was determined that the settlement offers made at these conferences were insufficient. Accordingly, Monaco Solicitors perused the claim through CARS where it ultimately underwent full assessment, securing our client an award of $660,000.00 inclusive of costs and out of pocket expenses.

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