You probably deal with them in one way or another on a daily basis. Whether you’re visiting a public hospital, live in public housing, or simply catch public transport to work, public authorities are there to help you. When you're walking down a footpath that's maintained by the council or driving on a road that was built by Road Authorities, you’re dealing with a public body in one way or another.
Trucks can be dangerous if operated incorrectly on the road. In this article, we explain how to safeguard yourself against aggressive trucks and large vehicles, because your safety is paramount when you are driving. We will also explore what special legal requirements truck drivers have when operating on the road, for your knowledge and awareness.
Being injured at work can be a very stressful and overwhelming experience. In this article, we will give you a checklist of what to do so that you will be able to approach the matter correctly and receive the compensation you deserve.
Building and construction failures can be tricky legal situations, and it’s not always clear who is responsible when an injury has occurred. If you have been injured on a public or private property due to building and construction failures, Stacks Goudkamp can help you pursue compensation.
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.