Woman wins six-figure payout for car crash injuries
An Australian woman from Frankston North has been awarded car accident compensation after being involved in a head-on collision in 2008.
The woman had been driving near her home when a vehicle speeding on the wrong side of the road crashed into her.
The woman suffered severe personal injuries in the incident and was trapped inside her car calling for help. The three men inside the other vehicle ignored her pleas and ran away leaving the scene of the accident.
The woman suffered severe injuries in the crash and was forced to undergo surgery to have a screw inserted into her knee. She also suffered injuries to her hip, shoulders and neck, a broken toe and soft tissue damage to her left breast due to lacerations caused by the seat belt.
The woman sought compensation from the Transport Accident Commission who originally rejected her application. However, after seeking advice from a legal team the woman has since been awarded a six-figure sum in car accident compensation.
*Where replacement vehicle costs can be recovered from the insurance company of the person who caused the accident.
Where this person is untraceable or uninsured, or where there is a dispute over liability, a replacement vehicle cannot