not sure why this is in the news, id say it is pretty common
i am 10 months into a civil case against a driver who hit me... i have received judgement in my favour, now awaiting payment of the large settlement amount (almost twice what this person was going for).
BRAKELESS SINCE FOREVER I AM A FIXED WHEEL PIONEER ON MY LUGGED STEEL BICYCLE
I went straight to the insurance company and had 7K within 5 days
*lots of phone calls and emails though one to the insurance ombudsman, I had nothing better to do anyway as i was banged up a bit.
wouldn't be too surprised to hear that story had it's origins in Maurice Blackburn's media liaison office.
yes it is