Our client, a visitor from Colombia, met with an accident in March 2012. At the time, she was sunbaking in a park where she was unfortunately driven over by a park ranger in a motor vehicle.
Our client sustained numerous injuries which included a fractured pelvis and ribs. Though she had undergone numerous medical surgeries, treatments and rehabilitation processes, her life had changed significantly. She had residual physical impairment and chronic psychiatric illnesses which included Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with significant residual symptoms.
The victim approached Freedman & Gopalan to seek guidance and legal assistance. On review of the facts, we identified that the client was able to get a legal remedy, and advised her to commence proceedings pursuant to Section 94 of the Motor Accident Compensation Act 1999.
Freedman & Gopalan commenced proceedings on behalf of the victim, and we are pleased to report that we were able to successfully negotiate a solution and amicably resolve the matter. Our client was awarded a compensation payout of approximately $1.1 million.
Freedman & Gopalan acted for this client on a contingency basis, and as a result, our client did not have the additional worry about having to pay legal fees until the end of the case.
Freedman & Gopalan has expertise in personal injury law and as demonstrated in this case, we work in a sensitive and caring manner to ensure that personal injury victims are awarded an appropriate level of compensation to help them rebuild their lives.
Personal injury compensation is calculated differently and depends on the circumstances surrounding each case. The compensation claim could include compensation for:
- medical expenses;
- financial loss for earnings;
- damage/loss of property; and
- damages for the physical pain and suffering you’ve been through.
If you have been injured in a car, cycling or any other motor vehicle accident, or if you have suffered an injury or accident at work, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Give us a call on 02 8917 8700 to discuss your circumstances, so that we can advise you on the legal remedies available to you, and the best course of action to take.