Detailed Summary of Ethan’s Roundabout Collision and Subsequent Legal Proceedings
Ethan was involved in a collision at a roundabout where the other driver failed to yield, causing an accident. The driver at fault admitted liability. Ethan sustained multiple injuries, including a whiplash-type injury to the neck, soft tissue damage, and a posterior glenoid labral tear in his right shoulder, along with associated scarring.
At the time, Ethan was employed full-time as a panel beater. His injuries severely impacted his ability to maintain his position, causing him to lose steady employment in his profession.
The claim did not reach a resolution during an initial compulsory conference, leading to court proceedings initiated against the insurer at a later date. A court-ordered mediation was finally held, where the matter was settled for $275,000, inclusive of refunds and costs.
However, there is still an ongoing dispute concerning additional costs, which remains unresolved at this time.