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TAC Claim Success Stories

Yi Gao

(TAC Claim)

Originally from Shanghai, Yi had just arrived in Australia for a couple of months to settle down. He had secured a well-paying job, he was about to get married, and he was excited about life.

His Saturday night ritual was playing board games at a friend’s house.

On the night of the accident, he had left his friend’s house, and was walking towards the tram stop.

He was hit by a…

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Our client was a witness to the Bourke Street Massacre back in January 2017. On the day of the incident, he was leaving his work building to grab some lunch and as he was walking down the street, he heard noises getting louder and louder. He then saw a lady and a child get hit by a car, witnessing them fly into the air and landing on the ground….

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Chloe Purcell

(TAC Claim)

Chloe was on her way to work driving on the Westgate freeway. She was in the left-hand lane when the driver of a B-Double truck travelling in the next lane suddenly crossed into her lane and hit the right rear wheel of her car. She spun across the front of the truck and the truck continued to push her car sideways along the freeway until she spun again into…

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Aidan Holland

(TAC Claim)

Aidan was riding his bicycle on his way to university. He was run over by a car that failed to give way at a Give Way Sign. He suffered multiple injuries including his right wrist that required surgery, sprained ankle, fracture to his radius and bone dysplasia. As result of the transport accident his studies were disrupted.

Here is what Aidan had to say about Henry Carus and…

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Halina Czajkowski

(TAC Claim)

Halina, aged 89, was walking on the footpath towards South Melbourne market when a car that was parked illegally in the middle of the side walk reversed onto her. The car hit Halina and she fell to the ground, the driver kept driving and completely run the back wheel over her left foot without stopping. The driver kept reversing with her under the car till the front wheel…

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Hulk came to us after suffering serious injuries when rear-ended in a motor vehicle accident. We requested a serious injury certificate from TAC, but unfortunately TAC did not see the seriousness of Hulk’s injuries until after legal proceedings were commenced.

Fortunately, the legal proceedings were resolved in Hulk’s favour and TAC was willing to provide compensation for all that Hulk had suffered… Hulk has kindly said written to us…

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Tracy

(TAC Claim)

Tracy had just picked up her daughter from school when her car was struck from the side and she was pushed across three lanes onto the opposite side of the dual carriageway.

She could not recall much of the accident except for an incredibly loud noise and being violently shook before coming to an abrupt stop on the wrong side of the road. Both Tracy and her daughter were injured…

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Maria Vexler

(TAC Claim)

Mrs Vexler was crossing a side street on her way to a chemist after some shopping. In doing so a truck started reversing at a relatively fast speed which caught Mrs Vexler’s attention and she quickly stepped away from the truck to avoid a collision. Unfortunately, she stepped on an even surface and sustained a nasty ankle injury.

Our office quickly attended the accident site and sought the TAC make…

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Carolyn Allison

(TAC Claim)

Carolyn is a lovely person, who was in excellent health, enjoying her retirement years with her husband when hit as a pedestrian by a car. She made a relatively good recovery but was left with serious physical consequences that we could see warranted a TAC serious injury certificate and compensation. We were fortunate to achieve such for Carolyn without the need for any litigation.

Carolyn now writes to us…

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Salam Gh

(TAC Claim)

Salam came to us for help after being seriously injured in a car accident. He was driving north on Beach Road, Beaumaris 3193 VIC, with his entire family in the car, Another driver travelling at approximately 50-60kms p/hour has failed to stop at a stop sign and give way to oncoming traffic and has turned right from Bodley Street, Beaumaris, whereby hitting the driver’s side of Salam’s car. This…

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Michael Hiom

(TAC Claim)

Mick and Anne Hiom reside in the UK and whilst on a motorcycle holiday in Australia, riding from Sydney to Perth were involved in a serious collision on the Great Ocean Road. A truck turned right immediately in front of them causing them to T Bone the vehicle. The driver was subsequently prosecuted for dangerous driving and had apparently not seen them as he had been on the…

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Stephanie Sullivan

(TAC Claim)

Stephanie was driving along Cape Otway Road when she slowed down to make a turn right into her farm entrance, she had her indicators on to signal her move. As she was crossing over to the other side of the road another vehicle, attempted to overtake and collided into the offside part of the Stephanie’s vehicle. Her vehicle was written off. She suffered multiple injuries that required several…

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Shova Baraili

(TAC Claim)

Shova is an overseas student studying fulltime in Melbourne at the time of the accident. On the day of the transport accident Shova was crossing a pedestrian with her friend. Shova and her were hit by a large SUV. She suffered multiple injuries. Her main concerns were to complete her studies. She did not want to return back to her native country without completing her studies. We reassured her…

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Andrea Zanin

(TAC Claim)

In 2017 Andrea’s life was turned upside down when Victor, her beloved husband of 30 years, tragically passed away in a transport accident through no fault of his own.

Shortly after the accident, Andrea reached out to our firm to explore her potential TAC dependency entitlements.

Upon hearing her story Henry Carus immediately set up a time to meet with her. After a productive meeting with Henry and his legal team…

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Michael Grill

(TAC Claim)

Michael’s transport accident occurred just after midnight when he went outside to check where some fireworks were being let off in his neighbourhood. He was crossing the road to investigate when suddenly, he heard a loud car engine and screeching tyres. Michael was struck to the ground by a motor vehicle, which then fled the scene. Michael suffered serious injuries which required multiple surgeries to his leg….

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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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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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