Category Archives for Car Accidents

Do You Know Which Act To Lodge Your Claim Under?

Taking our rubbish bins out to the kerb is a mundane job we’ve all had to do many times. You certainly wouldn’t expect to be injured while doing this.Sadly, when Joshua took his bin to the kerb one

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Work Of Fiction?

Court of Appeal dismisses insurer’s argument that trial judge didn’t give weight to Plaintiff’s dodgy tax returns.the situationJack was a 53-year-old tiler.Jack was on his way home after a hard day’s

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Exaggerating won’t get you far in Court

ASHLEY TULLEYCHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER Being in a motor vehicle accident can change a person’s entire life.Accident-related injuries can lead to expensive treatment, painful recovery, and restricted

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1 Injury Almost Everyone Forgets To Claim For

The mental consequences following accidents is often overlooked in compensation cases. It's rarely spoken  about.Rarely reported in case studies.And rarely claimed for. But mental harm from

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Rear-end collision – Why you might not be at-fault

Ashley TulleyChief Commercial Officer, MCW Legal Tailgaters drive me mad.  Tailgaters are mad.  If they drive you mad too you will be pleased to know that they can be held liable for

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What to do when an insurer says you are ‘faking’ your injuries.

We see low ball tactics from insurer’s every day. One such tactic is suggesting that plaintiffs are exaggerating their injuries and that they are fit to return to their old job and do the same duties.“…there’s

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Should compensation be reduced for not wearing a seatbelt?

It's a requirement of law, but does wearing a seatbelt impact the amount of compensation given by the Courts?As we discover in Nyholt v Nominal Defendant QSC 273, the answer isn’t that straightforward.Steven's

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Should your compensation be reduced if you get in a car with a drunk, even if you did not know?

Charles' Story. Let me introduce you to Charles Pallier. Charles was a 16-year-old boy, living in regional Tamworth, NSW.He was your typical Australian boy. He loved rugby, hanging out with his

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How one man dodged an insurer’s low ball tactics and doubled his compensation

Introduction Facing insurance companies can be a tough and confronting thing. Sadly, we often hear stories of injured people accepting a low ball offer from an insurer to get the ordeal over with.As

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Motorbike rider awarded $212,000 after colliding with horse

IntroductionAccidents happen on the road every day.  Accidents between motorbikes and horses are less common, however, that is precisely what happened in this interesting case (Lawes v Nominal Defendant

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