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Accident victim who rejected $250k settlement wins $720k

Motorcyclist had multiple leg injuries from 2006 crash that led to job loss

Published on Jun 16, 2014 7:16 AM
 
A traffic accident victim who rejected an insurer's offer to settle the case for $250,000 went on to get some $720,000 in a rare case in the State Court. -- ST GRAPHIC

A TRAFFIC accident victim who rejected an insurer's offer to settle the case for $250,000 went on to get some $720,000 in a rare case in the State Court.

Motorcyclist Koh Lye Soon suffered multiple injuries on the right leg in a December 2006 collision that led to job loss and a seven-year tussle to settle the case.

Sums for accident awards exceeding $250,000 are usually referred to the High Court but are allowed to continue in the State Court with the consent of both parties in the civil case.

Mr Koh, 50, a truck driver,was riding along Bukit Batok East Avenue 5 on Dec 11, 2006, when a car in the opposite direction turning right into a carpark collided into his motorcycle.

 
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