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TAC Claim Success Stories

Matthew Cossens

(TAC Claim)

Matt was injured while riding his bicycle, and a car failed to give way. Matt did not consult lawyers immediately but received treatment and tried to get back to his pre-injury life, in particular his many sporting activities.

After years of rehab and setbacks he realised his injuries were serious and he had to give up some of the activities he loved.

Matt came to us 5 years after his accident…

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Tracey King

(TAC Claim)

Tracey was driving to work one day when a parked car suddenly pulled out in front of him, striking his vehicle.

After exchanging information, Tracey carried on, went to work and continued about his day.

After the initial shock from the accident wore off, Tracey began experiencing immense back and bilateral shoulder pain.

Despite making every effort he could to remain working, the injuries were just too much and Tracey had to…

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Isabel Garcia

(TAC Claim)

Isabel was the very unfortunate victim of a 2 car accident, as a passenger of a workmate’s vehicle. She suffered extensive injuries and was granted a serious injury certificate. Isabel had worked as a hairdresser, both in her home country, and in the few years since her migration to Australia.

Unfortunately, her serious injuries prevented her return to work. We were able to achieve an excellent outcome for Isabel…

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Lilia Cochrane

(TAC Claim)

Lilia was reversing in a car park and unfortunately lost control of her car and backed into another car. Immediately after the accident she felt pain in her right shoulder. Lilia sought help from the Epworth Hospital as she was in a lot of pain and subsequently underwent surgery to help repair the damage to her shoulder.

Lilia was referred to us by another client of the firms and…

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Tania Peters

(TAC Claim)

Tania was travelling alone along the S. Gippsland Highway, stationary with her right indicator on, when she was hit at approximately 100 km per hour by a Nissan Patrol utility vehicle.

She cannot recall the accident but was told she was air lifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital where they treated her injuries including a traumatic brain injury.

She was advised that she should learn to live with her injuries. It…

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Phyllis Buckley

(TAC Claim)

Phyliss came to our firm having being hit by a van reversing in a parking space. She was 84 years old at the time and very active in general, and able to care for her older husband and semi-incapacitated older son. She was truly enjoying her senior years. All that changed with a serious hip injury and for which she received from the TAC a serious injury certificate. We…

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Joshua

(TAC Claim)

Joshua came to our firm after a motorcar accident that left him with hand, wrist, elbow, and foot injuries.

Joshua was riding straight when a car failed to stop at the give way sign at an intersection.

Because of the ongoing restrictions in his hand, he is not able to return to his work as a spray painter, which he really enjoyed.

Joshua’s claim had a number of complications but we were…

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Virginia Mahoney

(TAC Claim)

Virginia’s son in law rang our office 2 weeks after a very tragic accident.

We immediately visited Virginia at the hospital and obtained her instructions in person.

The accident was entirely the driver’s fault. We then obtained police report which confirmed this. We were determined to get Virginia compensation that she deserves, as soon as possible.

To bring a claim for common law damages, Virginia needs to get a Serious Injury Certificate…

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Cassandra O’Brien

(TAC Claim)

Cassandra came to us shortly after her accident. She had been crushed repeatedly by the door of a bus as she was traveling home from work. She was still a bit shaken but, from the outset, she was determined to get as well as she could. Despite her best efforts and commitment to her treatment, she was left with significant ongoing pain and eventually had to enter early retirement…

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Martin Debrincat

(TAC Claim)

Marty chose Henry Carus + Associates on the recommendation of a family friend. He was seriously injured when out on his motorbike for a ride. Marty was a keen and very experienced motorbike rider and he was on his way down to Phillip Island with his partner Vicky to meet some friends. They were on the South Gippsland Highway when a car pulled out of a side road without…

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Jacqueline Johnson

(TAC Claim)

Jacqueline came to us on the word of a trusted family member. She had been injured years before when she fell on a tram that took off suddenly while she was trying to touch on her Myki. We investigated her claim and medical history and advised her that we thought she had a strong claim for compensation.

TAC had a different opinion than us, and it was not until we…

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Jinchuan Deng

(TAC Claim)

Jin Chuan Deng is a 83 year old man who was enjoying his retirement life with his wife. On the evening of his accident, he had been playing some Mah-Jong at his neighbour’s house. On his way home, he was crossing a small road. He was just a few steps away from the kerb when he was struck by a car. The driver did not even brake, stop, or…

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Mark Cunningham

(TAC Claim)

Mark came to our office after suffering a serious back injury following a TAC related motor vehicle accident.

In fact, he and his wife were injured in the accident. Mark is an incredible family man determined to get back to the level he was achieving before the accident, and although he did recover a lot, it was obvious his serious back injury would impact his family life, and his ability…

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Prior to his transport accident Alan worked on a part time basis at two different positions. One as a school sports teacher and the other on an administrative basis in a family business. Alan was involved in sports his whole life to the point where he also had some professional experience. Suffice to say he loved his work and was still regularly involved in various sporting activities with his…

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Yafan

(TAC Claim)

Prior to her transport accident Yafan was a happy and outgoing lady, often playing musical instruments with friends and dancing at events. Since her accident she has been in significant pain and has sought the assistance of numerous treaters. Due to the extent of her injuries she has spent a lot of her time at specialists and travelling from medical appointment to medical appointment. Yafan was very…

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Khoder

(TAC Claim)

Prior to his transport accident, Khoder was on his way to setting up his own painting business. Unfortunately during the preparation stages of this business he was involved in a head on collision when another driver crossed into his lane.

He sustained multiple injuries to his spine, shoulder and right hand. After a some time had passed and he realised that it is unlikely he will return to his…

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Luis Vasquez

(TAC Claim)

Luis was injured in a transport accident while driving with his son and grandsons. A car travelling in the opposite direction entered his lane and collided head on, with most of the impact on the driver’s side. Luis was trapped for about 25 minutes before he was removed from the car and rushed to hospital. He suffered extensive injuries, including a head injury and fractures to both legs. He…

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Carol Martin

(TAC Claim)

Carol came to us when she had reached a critical turning point in her claim. She has engaged another lawyer but found that she was doing most of the work to look after herself; she was not feel taken care of.

Carol met with one of our legal staff and immediately felt a sense of support. It was a simple decision for her to transfer her file and ask that…

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Allison

(TAC Claim)

Allison was injured in an motor vehicle accident and come to us for help with her TAC claim. Her life was affected in such a way that it took years to recover and to feel like things were starting to be normal again. We were able to get Allison the compensation she needed to recover and take care of her children.

In her words:

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Rogerson

(TAC Claim)

Robert and Margaret were outside their home, when a woman they knew as a neighbour appeared quite distressed. Margaret went to her aid, and at the same time, a man driving a car came out of a nearby home, and went straight for them. Margaret went to protect the woman but in the end was seriously injured. Robert watched the event unfold and went to his wife’s aid only…

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