Canberra is the cycling capital of Australia, with more cyclists per capita than any other city. We’re lucky enough to have great a network of bike paths to explore our beautiful city. Whether you cycle yourself, or know family, friends or colleagues who do, you can probably imagine how devastating a serious cycling accident can be.

Our client was an avid cyclist, regularly riding hundreds of kilometres each week, who almost lost his life when he was hit by a motor vehicle in a horrendous ‘hit and run’ accident. Our client suffered a serious brain injury, multiple fractures and required extensive rehabilitation. Had our client not been so fit and active, he probably wouldn’t have survived.

Chamberlains were involved in the claim right from the day of the accident, providing advice and support to our client and his family. We lodged a claim against the third-party insurer of the vehicle involved and we fought for our client to recover damages for pain and suffering, loss of income earning capacity, treatment and domestic care expenses, and the costs of funds management. Our client ultimately settled his claim without the need to commence proceedings in Court.

At Chamberlains we genuinely care about our clients and we fight hard to achieve great results. Our client had this to say about our personal injury partner Alison McNamara who looked after his claim:

“I feel like we won the ‘legal jackpot’ when we found you…You are very special, so glad we found you”

The truth is, the privilege was all ours. Our client was an absolute inspiration and we feel honoured to have been a part of his story.

If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident, whether as a cyclist, passenger or another driver, contact our expert team for an obligation free appointment.

 

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