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The Facts about Lucas Bennett’s Severe Traffic Collision and Settlement Process

Lucas Bennett, a labourer at [redacted] Sawmill, was the front passenger in a high-speed collision on Anderson Road, Nanango. The vehicle, driven by an intoxicated friend who took Lucas’s car without consent, rolled over. Lucas sustained traumatic brain injuries, a skull fracture, spinal injury, lung contusions, spleen injury, and psychological trauma. The case involved complex issues of contributory negligence but was settled at mediation for $800,000, accounting for an advance payment and administration fees.

The Claim Process on Lucas Bennett's Severe Traffic Collision


Make insurance or compulsory third party insurance (CTP) claim

In Queensland, motor vehicles are required to have compulsory third party insurance (CTP). Your Car Accident Lawyers will initiate your claim with your insurer or the at-fault party’s motor vehicle insurer.


Contact us to set up your no-obligation initial appointment.

At the initial consultation, your Car Accident Lawyers will get more details on your situation and then investigate insurance coverage. Our Car Accident Lawyers also explain our client and No Win No Fee agreement.


Investigation & gathering evidence

The Car Accident Lawyers will meticulously examine all the contributing factors to determine the cause of your accident while you recover from your injuries.After that, we’ll brief medical specialists to examine you and provide expert evidence reports.From those reports, Your Car Accident Lawyers will assess the fair compensation that the insurer must pay for how the injury has impacted you and your family at work and at home.


Attendance at informal settlement meeting

Our Car Accident Lawyers will also formulate your damages demand and appoint an out of court meeting to negotiate the resolution of your claim settlement.


Case settled or court proceedings

Statistically, more than 97% of compensation claims are settled out of court. In many cases, the claim is resolved successfully during the informal settlement meeting, and you will receive compensation to which you are entitled.In rare cases, if your claim has not been resolved at this stage, Our Car Accident Lawyers will file proceedings in court to get you the compensation to which you are entitled according to law.

Despite the initial claims of contributory negligence, the mediation concluded with a substantial settlement, recognizing the severity of Lucas’s injuries.

The Outcome of Lucas Bennett’s Severe Traffic Collision

Settlement Details: Settled for $800,000, which includes a $20,000 advance payment, plus management fees, adequately compensating Lucas for his extensive injuries and ongoing needs.

Closing Remarks: This settlement underscores the complexities of cases involving contributory negligence and highlights the importance of thorough legal strategies to secure rightful compensation for severely injured clients.

Been injured? It’s your right to claim, ask us if you need help. Carter Capner Law offers No Win. No Fee. for most injury compensation cases that it takes on, including:

Road Injuries

Work Injuries

Travel Injuries

Medical Injuries

Public Liability Injuries

Recreational Injuries

Other Injuries

In some cases like medical negligence, we ask our client to meet the case expenses – but in many cases, we still take the financial risk of investing thousands of hours of expert professional work to ensure the claim’s success.

Disclaimer: Names have been change to protect the identity of our client. The image depicted is not of our client.

Peter Carter

Legal Practice Director

Peter is an expert in motor accident, travel accident, and workplace injury compensation. Call today to discuss your injury compensation issue.

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