Malaysian Motorcyclist Paralysed in Collision Gets $615,000 in Compensation

A Malaysian motorcyclist, Mr. Lai, was involved in an accident on 7 August 2014 when a female motorcar driver had suddenly cut into his lane, causing him to apply emergency brakes. The motorcyclist behind him, however, had failed to stop in time and as such collided with Mr. Lai, causing him to surge forward and collide with the motorcar. Mr. Lai suffered injuries to his face, spine and legs, causing him to become paralysed from the waist down.

The Court ruled that the female cyclist was to bear 50% liability while both motorcyclists bore 25% liability for the accident. The Court awarded Mr. Lai S$615,000 in compensation for his loss of earning capacity and pain and suffering.

 

Mr. Lai was represented by our senior lawyer, Mr N. Srinivasan.

Article published on Xin Ming Ri Bao on 30 August 2018

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