Motorbike rider sues cabbie, insurer for $400K u-turn
ALLIANZ Insurance and taxi driver Arun Kumar Arora have found themselves on the receiving end of a court claim after an accident allegedly left a motorbike rider with serious leg injuries.
Jeffrey John Neil, 30, is suing the pair for more than $400,000 in damages, interests and costs after Mr Arora allegedly hit Mr Neil while he was driving his 2007 KTM motorcycle in Rockhampton on November 27, 2013.
It is understood the insurance company is included on the claim because it was responsible for insuring Mr Arora's vehicle.
Mr Neil claims Mr Arora was driving in front of him on Rockhampton's Farm St when the vehicle suddenly executed a u-turn and collided with Mr Neil and his motorcycle.
He alleged Mr Arora was driving at a speed that was "excessive", made the turn when it was unsafe to do so, and failed to stop, slow down or take evasion action to prevent the accident.
Mr Neil claimed as a result of the collision he sustained a spiral fracture to his left femur, which required surgical treatment, and abrasions to his left leg.
The costs of Mr Neil's injury as listed on the claim were based on income loss ($300,000), treatments, pain, medication and counselling.
The document was filed in the Rockhampton Registry on October 27.