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Allianz: My injuries are a life sentence. End this ridiculous 4 year delay on my claim.

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On May 4th 2012, driving home from work I was almost killed. A car driving in the opposite direction, crossed onto the wrong side of the road hitting me head on at 100km/hour. I received assistance by passers-by who managed to find my phone to enable me to call my then girlfriend who is now my wife. I remember thinking that I may be saying goodbye to her forever. I was crushed - left with broken legs, ribs, collarbone, collapsed lung and internal bleeding. I woke three days later in intensive care. Despite almost losing my life and Allianz accepting full liability - four years later they still refuse to finalise my claim.

Since that day I have been fighting to get my life back but the trauma remains. I still find it hard to get into a car - the memories haunt me and have left me with severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I also have metal plates in both legs from my hips to my knees, accompanied by more than a dozen screws in both knees - repaired after being shattered to pieces. I was so close to ending up just another road death statistic. My life and the life of my family has been changed forever. 

Today, I find myself in a new battle. Allianz Insurance and their lawyers have delayed my claim for more than 4 years and are preventing me from closing this horrific chapter of my life.  Despite the determination made by the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) AND Supreme Court order, both in favour of my claim, Allianz continues to use its money, power and legal loopholes to get away with not paying. The additional legal fees incurred as a result of their delays from this point forward are crippling and unrecoverable. I’ve battled for my life, I shouldn’t have to face a battle with the at fault driver's CTP insurer too. How much more physical and emotional trauma do I have to endure? When is enough, enough?

I am only 33 years old, my life and the life of my family has been changed forever through no fault of my own. I live a daily battle through chronic pain, extensive rehabilitation, reliance on my family and hard work on my part to be where I am today. Some days I win, and other days I lose. But I don't stop fighting.

 Allianz Insurance, please let me close this horrific chapter of my life - put an end to the four year delay and grant me my compensation. Don’t make me suffer anymore. I just want to get on with my life and I need my claim finalised to be able to move on and make the best of my altered life.



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