Motor vehicle accident claims are not always long with the right strategy and team taking care of them. In our recent case, we successfully settled a motor vehicle accident compensation claim for $540,000 in just 12 months. The claimant was a pedestrian walking along a road when a vehicle veered from its lane and collided with the pedestrian. The accident resulted in multiple injuries, including concussion, broken teeth, facial abrasions and lacerations, strain to the neck and back, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
There was no doubt that the claimant sustained severe injuries, which reached the non-minor threshold. Non-minor injuries allow us to lodge Common Law damages, which allow claimants to claim for non-economic loss (pain and suffering) and economic loss (loss of income). To accelerate the claim, we requested that the insurer determine whether they conceded the entitlement of non-economic loss. The insurer conceded the entitlement of non-economic loss, which allowed the claimant to invite the insurer for an informal settlement conference without delay. The conference was organised exactly a year after the accident.
During the settlement conference, our legal team presented their case to the insurer, highlighting the severity of the claimant’s injuries and the impact on their life. After lengthy discussions, we were able to negotiate a settlement of $550,000, which compensated the claimant for their pain and suffering and future loss of income.
The quick turnaround time of this claim was due to our team’s clever planning to maximise the claim while minimising expenses and time. Our legal team gathered all necessary evidence, including medical records, statements from witnesses, and expert reports, to support the claimant’s case in the most efficient manner. We also consulted with medical specialists to fully assess the extent of the claimant’s injuries, including any ongoing treatment and rehabilitation needs.
The success of this claim was also due to the expertise of our legal team, who were able to navigate the complex process of a motor vehicle accident compensation claims backed by many years of experience and Accredited Specialist qualifications.
It is important to note that every motor vehicle accident compensation claim is unique, and the outcome depends on the specific circumstances of each case. At Alliance Compensation & Litigation Lawyers, we assess your claim on a case-by-case basis and advise on the optimal strategy to maximise your compensation while minimising our costs and expenses.
If you are starting a claim or want advice on the timeframe of your existing claim, please do not hesitate to contact our team on (02) 8764 1776.