Truck Tail Gate Strikes Pedestrian – Large Damages Payout Secured

Recently, Taylor & Scott Motor Accident Lawyers acted for a lady who was walking on a footpath at her local shopping centre. As she walked along, a truck passed her. As the truck passed, it’s tailgate swung out and struck our client knocking her off her feet. Unfortunately, the driver of the truck had not properly secured the tailgate of his truck.

In the accident, our client suffered a severe injury to her arm. The accident was witnessed by several shoppers who rushed to our client’s assistance. In severe pain and in shock, an ambulance was called and provided treatment. Our client was taken home and rested for several days. As time went on, she noticed that her arm was not recovering. Attempts to do her household chores, walk and wash her dog caused extreme pain. Alarmed at her situation, she attended her GP who referred her for physiotherapy treatment. Unfortunately, the physiotherapy did not help and eventually she underwent surgery to her arm performed by a specialist arm surgeon.

The surgery has only been partially successful. She still experiences pain in her arm and is very limited in the domestic chores that she can perform. Simple tasks such as making her bed, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping her floor and even preparing meals results in an increase in pain in her arm. She has now been forced to rely on others to perform these various tasks. As a retiree, she loved performing voluntary work. Because of the injury she now suffers and her inability to drive any distance, she has had to give up her voluntary work.

Not knowing her rights, she sought the advice of experts in motor accident claims here at Taylor & Scott Motor Accident Lawyers.

How Taylor & Scott Motor Accident Lawyers Assisted Their Client

Arrangements were made for one of our expert lawyers to meet with our client and her daughter. Very detailed instructions were taken. Our lawyer was able to explain to our client her rights and laid out a detailed plan advising how Taylor & Scott Motor Accident Lawyers would seek to secure maximum compensation for her. We offered to run her case utilising Taylor & Scott’s no-win/no-fee arrangement meaning Taylor & Scott carried all costs and our client did not pay any fees unless and until she was successful with her claim.

Arrangements were made to obtain medical reports from all her treatment providers. Our team also arranged to have an independent medical expert examine and report on her condition focusing not only on her ongoing problems, but also giving an opinion on the type of medical treatment that she would need in later years. Our team also obtained statements from the independent witnesses to the accident which clearly established that the truck driver was totally at fault in causing the accident.

Following the gathering of all the evidence, Simon Meigan, Partner, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury and an expert in motor accident personal injury claims, was able to launch a claim on behalf of his client seeking damages against the green slip insurer of the vehicle that caused the accident.

Successful Outcome of Motor Accident Claim

We are pleased to report that Simon has secured a very substantial settlement on behalf of his client for the injuries and ongoing disabilities she suffers.

Taylor & Scott Motor Accident Lawyer’s Offer to You

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, our team of expert motor accident lawyers led by Simon Meigan can assist you. We will arrange a face to face meeting with you at one of our conveniently located offices or at home or in hospital. At this meeting, we will explain to you your rights and layout for you a detailed plan to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries. If we act for you, we will offer you our no-win/no-pay fee arrangement which means you pay Taylor & Scott no costs whatsoever unless and until you are successful with your claim.

Changes to motor accident laws here in NSW are complex and can be confusing. You are welcome to contact Taylor & Scott Motor Accident Lawyers by phoning 1800 600 664 or emailing us at

No matter where you live in NSW, if you have been permanently injured in a motor vehicle accident as a driver, passenger or pedestrian, you can rely on Taylor & Scott Motor Accident Lawyers to assist you. 

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