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The Facts about David Thompson’s Road Accident Case and Settlement Process

David Thompson, a self-employed lawyer, suffered injuries to his right shoulder, right periscapular region, neck, and lower back due to a rear-end motor vehicle accident on a major highway. The accident occurred in November 2018. The matter proceeded to a conference but did not reach a settlement, leading to the filing of proceedings in the District Court. The case was eventually settled upon acceptance of David’s UCPR offer to settle for $150,000 plus $70,000 costs.

The Claim Process on David Thompson's Road Accident Case


Make insurance or compulsory third party insurance (CTP) claim:

In Queensland, motor vehicles are required to have compulsory third party insurance (CTP). David’s lawyers initiated the claim against the insurer of the at-fault vehicle.


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

At the initial consultation, David’s lawyers obtained more details about the incident and investigated insurance coverage while explaining the No Win No Fee agreement.


Investigation & gathering evidence:

The legal team meticulously examined all contributing factors to determine the cause of the accident while David recovered from his injuries. They also briefed medical specialists to examine David and provide expert evidence reports.


Attendance at informal settlement meeting:

The lawyers formulated David’s damages demand and appointed an out-of-court meeting to negotiate the resolution of the claim settlement.


Case settled or court proceedings:

Statistically, more than 97% of compensation claims are settled out of court. Although initial negotiations at the conference did not lead to a settlement, the matter was eventually resolved through acceptance of the UCPR offer to settle.

The Outcome of David Thompson’s Road Accident Case

Settlement Details: Settled for $150,000 plus $70,000 costs, providing compensation for David’s physical injuries resulting from the accident.

Closing Remarks: This case underscores the complexities of motor vehicle accidents involving significant injury and highlights the importance of thorough legal strategies to secure rightful compensation for affected clients.

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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 compensation for injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. Call today to discuss your compensation issue.

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