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Blog 2018-05-25T18:08:15+00:00
806, 2018

Contributory Negligence and Intoxication

June 8th, 2018|

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.

106, 2018

Pedestrians and motor vehicle accidents

June 1st, 2018|

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.

1605, 2018

Workers Compensation & Whole Person Impairment

May 16th, 2018|

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).

1105, 2018

Overseas tourists injured in motor vehicle accidents to lose out under new laws

May 11th, 2018|

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.

1904, 2018

Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 Aircraft Accident – What rights would the passengers have in Australia?

April 19th, 2018|

We are saddened to hear the tragic news of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380’s catastrophic engine failure during a flight from New York to Dallas, killing a mother of two and injuring several passengers. Psychological scarring to passengers following such traumatic events is also inevitable. However, if the accident had been on an Australian domestic flight, what rights would the passengers have?

1804, 2018

Does road rage constitute a motor vehicle accident?

April 18th, 2018|

Recently a YouTube video went viral after a road rage incident took a particularly nasty turn with one of the drivers of a car wielding a chainsaw in a rather threatening manner. Road rage can involve not just verbal assault and intimidation, but physical harm and violence as well.