In Australia, every registered motor vehicle is required to have compulsory third party insurance (CTP insurance). This covers the cost of any expenses you or somebody else involved in an accident with you may incur. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the insurance coverage offered in other countries.
Recently one of our staff members took a trip to Hawaii. Whilst there, she couldn't help but notice how much more relaxed the road laws are overseas in comparison to Australia, and found a few interesting examples which you can read about here.
We receive frequent inquiries from the clients of other law firms who are unhappy with their legal representation. There can be a variety of catalysts for this, but invariably there is one overarching reason: poor communication on the part of their lawyer.
At Stacks Goudkamp, we don't pay for referrals. We don’t need to, because we are good at what we do. We have a dedicated team of hard working professionals who between them have over 260 years of personal injury experience in motor accident, workers compensation, travel, medical negligence and public liability claims.
It is well known around the world, that “Aussies” enjoy a drink or two. Whether it is a glass of wine, or sharing a cold beer with your mate, drinking alcohol is a part of the Australian culture unfortunately. Due to this culture, there have been many instances in which people have been involved in an accident, and have become injured whilst intoxicated. Injured persons that find themselves in these situations often believe that they have no right to damages, due to level of their intoxication at the time of the injury. This is a common misconception, and by looking at the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW), and with reference to case law, intoxicated persons may still have a right to compensation.
Recently, the Sydney Morning Herald published an article about the safety of pedestrians on Sydney's road. In it, they report that 29 people have been killed on NSW roads so far in 2018, with many more also being left with injuries. Pedestrians who do survive car accidents are often seriously injured because a motor vehicle is a large, heavy, metal machine that can do much more damage to a human body than a human body could ever do to it.
While we’ve seen huge improvements to car safety over the years, driving from one place to another is still one of the most dangerous things we do each day. The number of motor vehicle accidents in Australia and claims relating to them remain at very high levels.
Medication is one of the most common forms of treatment used by health care providers. However, medication errors are common in general practice and are particularly prevalent in hospitals around New South Wales.
When making a claim for workers compensation, there are a number of considerations that must be taken into account to determine a person's seriousness of injury and subsequent entitlements available to them. The provisions for these entitlements can be found in the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW).
Every year, overseas tourists are injured in motor vehicle accidents on NSW roads and are repatriated to their home countries, many in a serious condition. Before 1 December 2017, they were entitled to the same compensation as Australians. For accidents occurring on or after 1 December 2017, benefits paid to overseas tourists have reduced dramatically.