The Case of Jay Cracknell

On 31 August 2007 the decision in the case of Cracknell v TAC (General) [2007] VCAT 1615 was handed down by Judge Bowman of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“VCAT”). Peter acted for Jay in both his fight to have his claim accepted and subsequently in his claim for the recovery of common law damages.

The TAC had initially refused to accept Jay’s claim for compensation. Jay had been run off the road by a motor vehicle whilst cycling at night. Unfortunately, the driver of the vehicle did not stop after the incident and Jay was left lying on the side of the roadway for hours only to be found the following morning. He had been rendered a quadriplegic as a result of the incident.

On Wednesday 12 September 2007 the AGE in Melbourne ran a feature article in the Focus on Justice section about the Cracknell case. The article was titled “The Fight for Jay”. Click here to view the article.

For more information on how Burt & Davies can help you, contact either Peter Burt or Clara Davies, specialist Car Accident Lawyers & Car Accident Compensation Lawyers, Level 11, 451 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne. They are both Accredited Personal Injury Lawyers, Melboourne who practice exclusively in Transport Accident Compensation & TAC claims.
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