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Peter’s* Road to Recovery


In the world of Personal Injury law, every case is unique, presenting its own set of challenges and complexities. At One Law, we are committed to pursuing justice on behalf of our clients, no matter how intricate their cases may be.

Back in 2020, our client, Peter*, an electrical technician started his day as per normal until an unexpected road accident changed his life forever. Peter’s* workday on that particular day seemed like any other. He was on his way to visit one of his regular regional clients, a routine task that had become second nature to him. However, fate had something else in store for him. On this day, Peter* was behind the wheel of a newly modified van – the first of its kind for his company. Little did Peter* know that this seemingly ordinary workday would change the course of his life forever.

As Peter* was driving the van at approximately 100 km/h, tragedy struck! A kangaroo suddenly darted onto the road on the outskirts of Tamworth, leading to a catastrophic collision. The impact was so severe that it caused Peter’s* van to roll over. To make matters worse, his seat belt snapped upon impact, leaving him unconscious and in critical condition. Peter* was rushed to the local hospital with multiple injuries, where he would remain for over two weeks.

Peter’s* injuries were extensive and life-altering. These injuries included a lumbar spine tear, fractures to the spine, and injuries to his right shoulder. In addition to the physical trauma, Peter* also suffered from psychological injuries, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

In cases involving accidents caused by animals, such as kangaroos, establishing liability can be incredibly challenging. However, Peter’s* case took a different turn due to the unique circumstances surrounding the accident. At One Law, we worked tirelessly on behalf of our client, arguing that modifications made to the van by Peter’s* employer played a crucial role in the accident’s occurrence.

Typically, employers are not held responsible for accidents that occur on the open road during the course of employment. Nevertheless, we contended that the modifications made to the van were so substantial that they rendered it dangerous and unstable on the road. The modifications exceeded the vehicle’s weight capacity, and we argued that this excess weight played a pivotal role in causing our client to lose control of the van, ultimately leading to the rollover.

By taking this strategic approach, One Law was able to secure a substantial compensation for Peter*, providing the support he deserves as he embarks on the challenging journey of recovery and rebuilding his life.

At One Law, we are unwavering in our commitment to seeking justice for our clients, no matter the complexity of their matters. Peter’s* matter serves as a stark reminder that in complex situations, the pursuit of justice is essential, and having the right legal team behind you is imperative.

If you or someone you know has been injured, call us on 029119 2232 or click Motor Vehicle Accidents Compensation | Compensation Lawyers Parramatta ( to find out more.

*Name in the article has been changed to protect the privacy of our client.

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