Nujuma was an immigrant with limited English. She was studying English at a nearby school hoping to progress her language skills so she can obtain employment. One day, on her way back from English class, Nujuma was crossing an intersection as a pedestrian with a green man light in her favour when she was struck by a turning car which failed to give way. Unfortunately, as a result of the accident, Nujuma sustained serious injuries and was an inpatient in hospital for 5 days. The driver did not admit to any fault. The TAC alleged Nujuma crossed on a red pedestrian light and that she was on her mobile phone, therefore not paying attention. As such, the matter was in serious dispute and heavily contested. We took Nujuma’s instructions and investigated the circumstances. We conducted a site inspection and obtained phone records to show Nujuma was not on the phone at the time of the accident. Moreover, we asked an expert to comment how they believe the accident occurred. The evidence obtained was favourable for Nujuma. As a result of our preparation and work we were able to settle Nujuma’s claim at a mediation. Additionally, we appealed a decision the TAC made with regard to her ‘no fault entitlements’ which we also settled in our client’s favour. As such, the TAC paid Nujuma $240,000.00 inclusive of all benefits.
Actual Client Testimonial
I was crossing the road at an intersection with a green light, When I was struck by a car making a left hand turn. I was taken by an ambulance to the hospital, where I as X-rayed and advised that I had sustained a right ankle fracture. After the accident Henry came to my home face-to-face to discuss all the issues. Henry the main man himself and he listens hard to what you have to say. He was also very clear and fair regarding the costs involved. I have now reached a settlement that I'm very happy with, all due to your hard work. I want to thank all the team at Henry Carus, thanks Henry and Dino Beslagic. I would highly recommend you to my friends. Nujuma Ebrahim, 4/9/2016