Motorcycle rider receives over $300,000 after car cuts him off causing a collision

Published by Marshall & Gibson Lawyers on the 24 July 2017

Our client was riding his motorcycle along a road when a car heading in the opposite direction made a sudden right-hand turn in front of him causing a collision.

A claim was made against the CTP insurer of the car at fault within 6 months of the date of the accident. Liability for the claim was accepted by the CTP insurer.

Our client was 21 years old at the time of the accident. He sustained multiple injuries including a concussion, soft tissue injuries to his neck, back and right shoulder and a fractured collarbone. He also suffered from consequential psychological injury from this accident, with symptoms of concentration difficulties and memory problems.

At the time of his injury our client was employed as a bricklayer and was off work completely for several months following his accident but then returned to work on light duties.

In addition to difficulties with work, our client received care and assistance from his family members for approximately 12 months following the accident.

After obtaining our client’s hospital and treating doctor’s records, we arranged for him to attend appointments with our medico-legal doctors in order to assess his head injury, physical injuries and consequential psychological injuries.

As our client had a limited amount of tax returns, we engaged a forensic accountant to prepare a report in support of his claim for future economic loss.

Our client was assessed by doctors appointed by the Motor Accidents Authority and the doctors found that although his initial injuries were severe, that over time he had made some improvement and that the time of his assessment his injuries were not severe enough to reach an assessment of greater than 10% whole person impairment to allow him to claim damages for his injuries.

Although the decision of the Motor Accident's doctors precluded our client from claiming for non-economic loss (pain and suffering), he was able to claim for other heads of damages such as past and future economic loss, past and future medical expenses, and past and future domestic assistance.

Our client’s claim was filed with CARS (Claims Assessment and Resolution Service), and despite the fact that there was an improvement in his symptoms and he continued to work in a slightly reduced capacity as a bricklayer, we were able to settle the claim for approximately $315,000.

Motorbike accident compensation lawyers Sydney

At Marshall & Gibson Compensation Lawyers Sydney we specialise in personal injury claims resulting from motorcycle accidents, in this case our client was riding his motorcycle along the road when a car made a sudden turn in front of him causing a collision, which resulted in him sustaining multiple injuries. The compensation claim resulted in substantial damages being awarded for past and future economic loss, past and future medical expenses, and past and future domestic assistance.

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