Whiplash Injury Claim (Success Story)

Involved in a car accident? You may be entitled to compensation.

I just wanted to say a quick thank you for all your hard work. I appreciate the time taken to explain the process of making a claim from the start. I wasn’t sure if I was entitled to anything but you explained my rights and my claims value clearly. My sincere gratitude and warmest thanks.. Kim, Frenchs Forest

Beilby Poulden Costello Lawyers act on behalf of people suffering from whiplash as a result of motor vehicle accidents everyday.

There has been a lot of change in this area of motor vehicle claims over the years however monetary compensation still exists to assist people to put their lives back together after an accident.

Don’t delay! Contact our Motor Vehicle Compensation Specialists today.

Beilby Poulden Costello recently acted on behalf of a client who sustained whiplash type injuries to the neck and back as a result of a rear end motor vehicle accident.

This is a very common injury and one where substantial compensation can still be obtained.

At the time of the whiplash injury, our client was employed as a personal assistant on a full-time basis and also undertook an active roll in the care of her disabled son.

Whilst our client managed to remain at work, the nature of her duties that required static posture behind a computer for the majority of the day aggravated her injuries and she was concerned that she would not be able to remain in her employment. Additionally, as a result of the injuries, our client was unable to care for her son or assist the family with household and domestic tasks.

Because our client managed to remain at work, the motor vehicle insurer did not accept that she might in the future be required to reduce her hours or even that she would need to retire prematurely due to her injuries. The insurer did not consider that it was necessary for our client to have any assistance with the help and care for her disabled son.

Our lawyers successfully obtained the necessary medical evidence to support a claim on behalf of our client and she was successful in obtaining an award of compensation that took into account the possibility that she would not be able to work in the future as well as an amount to help her care for her son. The outcome was very pleasing and one which was fair, despite the insurers concerns.

If you’d been involved in a car accident similar to the above case, you might be entitled to compensation. Call us on 02 8280 6900 and speak with one of our senior lawyers about your case.

Who can make a claim for damages under the motor accidents compensation act?

To make a claim under the Act you must have sustained an injury arising out of a MVA (Motor Vehicle Accident).

“Motor accident” means an accident involving the use or operation of a motor vehicle that causes death of or injury to a person and is caused (whether or not as a result of a defect in the vehicle) during:

  • The driving of the vehicle; or
  • A collision, or accident taken to avoid a collision, with a vehicle; or
  • A vehicle running out of control.

You also must be able to demonstrate “fault” of the owner and/or driver of a motor vehicle. In most cases the vehicle which caused the accident is considered to be “at fault”. You must be able to prove that your injuries were as a result of the fault of the owner or driver of the other motor vehicle.

Pedestrians can also claim where they are injured by the fault of the driver of a motor vehicle.

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Beilby Poulden Costello Lawyers act on behalf of people suffering from whiplash as a result of motor vehicle accidents everyday.

There has been a lot of change in this area of motor vehicle claims over the years however monetary compensation still exists to assist people to put their lives back together after an accident.

Beilby Poulden Costello recently acted on behalf of a client who sustained whiplash type injuries to the neck and back as a result of a rear end motor vehicle accident. This is a very common injury and one where substantial compensation can still be obtained.

At the time of the whiplash injury, our client was employed as a personal assistant on a full time basis and also undertook an active roll in the care of her disabled son.

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This case took over 14 days to hear. We argued on our client’s behalf that there was inadequate and misleading road signage on the Monaro Highway, near Bombala. 

At the time a new road was being built and our client was diverted down a dirt section of road which acted as detour.

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We were recently successful in proceedings before the NSW Court of Appeal acting for the father of a young person who suffered a severe brain injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Our client, the young boy’s father, had parked his car with a boat attached outside his home with the intention of opening the gate and backing it into the driveway. He asked his son to get out of the car to open the gate.

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