Published 16 May 2018
Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Lawyers
Gerard Malouf & Partners Compensation Lawyers brought about a successful outcome for a young women that suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Our client was travelling on the motor way, which had come to a standstill due to the traffic ahead of her having come to a stop. While our client was patiently waiting for the traffic congestion to clear, the vehicle behind her whom was at fault failed to observe the upcoming traffic and as such slammed into the rear of our client’s vehicle. The impact of the collision resulted in our client sustaining fairly significant soft tissue injuries to her cervical spine and psychological injuries.
Our client prior to the motor vehicle accident was a fit and happy individual in her early twenties. The motor vehicle accident, however, had a debilitating impact on our client’s life. Our client was unable to partake in her once social and active lifestyle. Sadly, our client’s employment was also effected as she had lost capacity to carry out the duties of her employment, which she had prior to the accident carried out with ease.
The defendant tried to dismiss the ramifications the motor vehicle accident had on our client’s life. In many of our matters and in this matter similarly, the defendant attempted to demonstrate to us that the injuries are not serious in nature and made an initial offer of $49,000.00. Fortunately, our lawyers are very experienced and are able to recognise the accurate value of a matter from very early on. Mr David Cossalter, Partner, of our firm gathered all the right evidence and was able to accurately demonstrate the losses suffered by our client as a result of the motor vehicle accident. Using our legal and strategic expertise, Gerard Malouf & Partners Compensation Lawyers were able to bring about a successful settlement for our client in the amount of $93,000.00. The final settlement amount was nearly $45,000.00 more than what the defendant argued our client was entitled to.
If you too have suffered injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident, calls us promptly on 1800 004 878 or complete our email enquiry form, so we can ensure that you are not deprived of your rights.