Serious Injury Compensation Claims
When you or a loved one suffers a serious injury in an accident, you need a personal injury lawyer that you can trust.
Our specialist compensation lawyers at Stacks Goudkamp are dedicated to fighting for their clients to obtain the compensation they deserve. We know that no amount of money can change what happened, but we will fight to secure you the maximum amount of compensation possible to give you financial security for the future.
We are experienced in serious injury claims including amputations, traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries (including paraplegia and quadriplegia) and life changing psychiatric conditions. We work with the injured person and their familyto build a picture of their life and how the accident has affected them. Our expert personal injury lawyers are passionate about helping their clients, and will treat you with empathy and respect at all times.
When an injured person does not have the mental capacity to bring a compensation claim in their own right, it will be necessary for someone to step in the injured person’s shoes to bring the claim on their behalf. This is usually a family member, and we will work with you to secure compensation for your loved one. We will also explain the rights and responsibilities that come with this role of being a ‘Tutor’, and advise you on the safeguards in place to ensure that your loved one is fairly compensated.
Most of our clients with serious injuries who were injured in motor vehicle accidents are interim or lifetime participants of the Lifetime Care and Support scheme. Whilst this will pay for medical treatment, nursing care and domestic assistance, victims of serious injuries will still be entitled to compensation for other heads of loss such as pain and suffering and loss of income. We will advise you on the heads of loss that you can claim compensation for, depending on your specific circumstances.
Our specialist personal injury lawyers at Stacks Goudkamp are serious injury experts. We have over 40 years of experience during which time we have successfully obtained compensation for countless victims of serious injuries, including the Plaintiff in Stubbs v NRMA which at the time was the highest personal injury compensation award in NSW.
To read some examples of the successful claims that we have brought for seriously injured clients, visit our case studies page here.
Contact us now to speak to a friendly expert about your or your loved one’s rights to compensation following a serious injury.
Serious Injury Compensation Case Studies
Sarah was 21 when she suffered serious neck injuries and a traumatic brain incident in a one vehicle roll-over incident.
The major issue was whether she was a passenger or a driver. There were no witnesses to the incident, and because of her brain injuries Sarah couldn’t remember where she had been seated in the car. Her boyfriend was with her in the car and initially said he was driving but later changed his story. It was vital that we prove that Sarah had been a passenger rather than the driver because if she had been driving she would not have been entitled to any compensation.
We were able to prove, through forensic investigation, that Sarah was in fact a passenger. Her claim was very successfully settled.