Tristan was riding his motor bike only a short distance from his home when another motorist drove through a stop sign and collided with him. As a result of the accident, Tristan suffered serious injuries to his right knee. He has since undergone numerous operations and lengthy rehabilitation, but has been left with a permanent injury to his right knee.
Before the accident, Tristan was busy establishing a promising career in accounting, planning to travel, played competitive football, was a medical volunteer at motor sport events and involved with surf lifesaving.
After the accident, Tristan’s life changed dramatically. His career plans were placed on hold, travel plans were cancelled and he was unable to participate in sporting activities or continue volunteering at motor sport events and surf lifesaving. For a young, fit, active and intelligent person, the accident severely affected many aspects of his everyday life.
Tristan chose Henry Carus + Associates because he wanted to be treated as a person, not just a number. Tristan wanted a firm who would listen to him and guide him through his claim.
Actual Client Testimonial
In 2011, I was hit by a car that had failed to give way at a stop sign while riding my motorcycle. As a result of the accident, I suffered a serious knee injury. After two operations and four months of total immobility, I realised that my rehabilitation would be ongoing for quite a number of years. I made the decision to seek legal advice. I found Henry Carus & Associates after conducting internet searches. At the time, I remember thinking that I did not want to approach a large firm, as you are ‘only a number, not a person.’ I wanted someone who would listen to what I had to say and work with me. Therefore, I arranged an appointment with Henry Carus + Associates and met with Henry a few days later. Henry provided me with a clear and detailed explanation of his legal background and my potential claim for compensation. Unfortunately, sometime after my initial appointment with Henry, the pain in my knee increased and I required further surgery. I met with Henry again, who advised me to be patient in progressing my claim until my injuries had stabilised. At all times, he was honest and straight forward in his advice and clearly explained my position each step of the way. Henry was very thorough in his research of my injuries. During the legal process, he arranged a number of consultations with various medical practitioners to obtain reports regarding my physical and mental state; these would eventually substantiate my claim. He continually required updates on how my injury was progressing. He was very supportive throughout the whole process, and I felt very comfortable leaving my claim in his capable hands. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Henry Carus and Jennifer Cron, they were able to settle my claim at a meeting with TAC representatives held at Henry’s offices. I was very happy with the result, as this will help support me financially while I continue my rehabilitation. All I can say is a big thank you to Henry, Jennifer and the team for all their commitment and perseverance to achieve the best possible outcome for me. If anyone is considering obtaining legal advice because of an injury they have suffered, I would highly recommend they contact Henry Carus + Associates.