Bus accident – long road to recovery passenger receives large payout

Our client worked in the travel industry. One day he was riding on a State Transit bus in Sydney. Whilst seated on the bus; a taxi pulled up in front of the bus to collect passengers. Unfortunately, the bus driver was travelling too fast and failed to brake in time crashing into the taxi and pushing it over a footpath. Our client was thrown from his seat, crashing into a metal pole on the bus. He suffered a severe whiplash-type injury to his neck, back and shoulder. He was treated at the scene by ambulance officers and then made his way home. He hoped that his pain would subside with rest overnight. Unfortunately, this was not to be.

Over the next several years, our client has suffered continual pain in his neck and back as well as severe headaches. His work and social life have been greatly impacted by the accident and its aftermath. Initially, he was treated by his GP with conservative treatment. Because of his ongoing pain and symptoms, he was referred to a Neurosurgeon. Again, following long periods of conservative treatment by the Neurosurgeon, our client eventually came to surgery and underwent two-disc replacement surgeries.

Because of the relentless pain he was suffering, his start-up travel company was greatly impeded as he was just not able to attend to the day to day running of the business. As a result, he had to wind up the company and seek alternative light employment. Because of his ongoing pain, our client became depressed, his ongoing pain had a marked effect on his relationship with his wife and family.

Not knowing where to turn, he asked a friend for guidance and help. His friend suggested that he contacted the experts in motor accident claims here at Taylor & Scott Motor Accident Lawyers.

How Taylor & Scott Motor Accident Lawyers helped

Arrangements were made for a face to face consultation with the Managing Partner of Taylor & Scott. At this meeting, we advised our client that he had a viable motor accident claim and that Taylor & Scott were prepared to act for him, utilising our no-win/no-pay fee arrangement. This meant that our client did not have to worry about finding money to pay for the expense of running his case. Taylor & Scott would only get paid if and when their client’s claim was successfully concluded, no matter how long it took.

The next several years involved our client in numerous medical consultations, operations and therapy in an effort to try and cure the relentless ongoing pain from which he was suffering. Simon Meigan, Partner, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury and acknowledged as one of Sydney’s leading expert lawyers in motor accident claims, continued to advise our client. Simon pointed out to his client that Taylor & Scott were not going to rush his claim. He told his client that he only got “one bite of the cherry” and Taylor & Scott wanted to ensure that every possible avenue of treatment was given to the client before his case was concluded.

Eventually, the treating doctors advised our client that there was no further medical treatment that would help him at this time. Our client and Simon met again to discuss bringing the case to a hearing; now that the doctors had advised no more treatment would help. Simon set about obtaining all the latest medical reports and arranged for a forensic accountant to analyse his client’s economic loss claim. Once all the evidence was on hand, Simon was then in a position to arrange for a formal hearing of the claim. The case came before the Motor Accident Claims Assessment and Resolution Service. The claim was fully contested by the insurance company acting on behalf of the State Transit Authority. Having heard all the evidence, the Claims Assessor prepared a written Judgment. We are very pleased to report that damages were awarded to our client covering the following claims. Non-economic loss, that is, our client’s pain and suffering. Past economic loss and lost superannuation. Future economic loss and lost future superannuation. All the treatment that our client had had to undergo. An award was made for future treatment that our client may need. Damages were awarded for past care which our client’s wife had provided and an award for future care that our client may need. The Assessor also ordered that costs be paid by the insurance company.

Taylor & Scott’s offer to you in complex motor accident claims

Here at Taylor & Scott Motor Accident Lawyers, we pride ourselves in “putting the client first.” Cases, such as this one, are complex and may take a long time to resolve. This case took several years to complete because of the extensive medical treatment our client needed. Our team of dedicated highly skilled motor accident lawyers want to ensure that you get maximum damages for your injuries. This may mean having to wait years until all treatment avenues have been explored and your doctors are in a position to confirm that they have done everything they can to help with your rehabilitation.

Because you only get “one bite of the cherry”, there is no pressure put on you to finish your case. We will do whatever it takes to ensure that you get the best result possible.

No matter how complex your case is, you are welcome to contact our expert lawyers by phoning us on 1800 600 664 or email us at info@tayscott.com.au

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