Seeking the best outcome for clients injured in motor vehicle accidents
11 Aug 2015
- Personal Injury
Our personal injury lawyers are skilled negotiators and you can be sure that we will help you get the best result for your matter.
Consider these facts, which are based on a recent case we settled.
Our client was involved in a car accident in Canberra. She was driving her vehicle when another car failed to give way to her at an intersection. The two cars collided and our client’s vehicle was pushed up onto the embankment, hitting a light pole which then fell on top of her car. Our client sustained injuries to her neck and back which required treatment and which caused her ongoing pain for several years.
Our client had two jobs at the time of the accident but ultimately she could only continue with one of those jobs as the other job had some physical requirements that she simply couldn’t manage due to her continuing pain. The insurance company was only prepared to settle her case for $67,000. After extensive negotiations, which were conducted at our office at a settlement conference with the insurer’s representative in attendance, we were able to settle our client’s claim for $142, 000 – more than double what the insurer was prepared to pay.
Needless to say, our client was very pleased with the result and also pleased that she didn’t need to go through the stress of litigation to achieve such a good outcome.