Case Vignette – April 2022

Case Vignette – April 2022

How Much Is An Injury Really Worth?

I recall a youngish woman (33 years of age) who was bumped by a horse and fell gracefully onto soft lawn. The entire event was witnessed by many people.

No doubt, it was a little frightening. She also had an anxious disposition, was embarrassed and began crying inconsolably.

Everybody reasonably expected that that would be the end of the matter; but oh no, it was not! She sued the horse owner and over the ensuing three years, sought advice and treatment from almost every medical practitioner imaginable.

She was eventually awarded $630,000 by the trial Judge in her civil action undertaken here in Brisbane.

I suppose I can’t be certain that this was nothing more than a “try on” but I am genuinely suspicious.