Our clients Mike, Jenna and their two kids were coming home from a short family vacation on the Gold coast with their Aunt Georgia, when tragedy struck.
A truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel swerved onto the wrong side of the road and collided head-on with the family’s vehicle. Georgia passed away at the scene of the accident, and the rest of the family suffered severe injuries.
Jenna, who was a passenger in the car was in a critical condition. She underwent multiple surgeries and was in a coma for 24 days. The extent of her injuries was extreme, as she had suffered injury to her brain, lungs, spleen, ribs, legs, feet and hands as well as her cervical and lumbar spine.
In addition to this, the entire family had to come to terms with the death of their aunt, and the new physiological, physical, and financial stresses this had on their lives. With Jenna and the family diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression from the accident, they whole family needed extensive counselling and support to help them overcome the trauma they’d experienced.
Mike was unable to work for an extended period of time, as he too needed to recover from his injuries, in addition to caring for their two children. Both children required special care as the accident had not only caused physical injuries, but it affected their studies and mental health with recurring dreams from the accident and death of their Aunt.
The team at One Law Group supported the family through this trying time and dealt with the insurer with all aspects of the claim, from getting treatments approved to getting care at home and special equipment approved.
Our dedicated team fought to get a combined compensation of over $4.3 mil for the family to ensure their financial and future wellbeing was secure.
If you have been injured in an accident, contact One Law for expert legal advice.