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1912, 2018

Advice to Santa from the Motor Accidents Team at Stacks Goudkamp

December 19th, 2018|

Dear Santa - Thank you for seeking our advice in relation to your forthcoming activities in this state. In particular you have asked us to advise as to the laws in NSW relevant to vehicles and motor vehicle accidents.

1611, 2018

Will Driverless Vehicles End Motor Vehicle Accidents?

November 16th, 2018|

There is a general perception that after driverless vehicles hit our roads there will be no further motor vehicle accidents and therefore no need for personal injury insurance or lawyers. This is fanciful. There are likely always to be motor vehicle accidents causing injury and death.

2910, 2018

Death Benefits in a Car Accident

October 29th, 2018|

On Tuesday, a 51 year old woman was killed in a two car accident in Crookwell near Goulburn. The newspaper reports are short and say little other than there was a crash between two vehicles, one driven by the 51 year old travelling north and the other driven by a 70 year old travelling south. It is impossible to determine from those slim facts how the accident happened and who caused it.

2509, 2018

Trips and trials with time under the Motor Accidents Injuries Act

September 25th, 2018|

The Motor Accidents Injuries Act which came into effect on 1 December 2017 provides a scheme for payment of weekly income loss and treatment for people injured in NSW motor accidents. While the refund of their Greenslip has been heavily advertised, significant changes to the motor accident compensation scheme have not.

1809, 2018

Overseas tourists injured in NSW car accidents lose out under new laws

September 18th, 2018|

Every year, overseas tourists are injured in car accidents on NSW roads and return 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 as Tom Goudkamp explains.

1409, 2018

Medical Negligence Claims – what influences how long they take?

September 14th, 2018|

The greatest emotional barrier to bringing any legal claim is often the considerable amount of time it can take to bring the matter to an end. When it comes to medical negligence claims, the added stress of being injured and often restricted in some aspects of the activities of your daily living, means that a prompt resolution is often a primary concern.

3008, 2018

Plastic Surgery v Cosmetic Surgery

August 30th, 2018|

Australian’s spend an estimated 1 billion dollars on cosmetic procedures each year. Many are unaware they are being operated on by non-specialist medical practitioners potentially exposing them to significant risk of harm and infection. Some patients do not know that in Australia that doctors without specialist plastic surgery training are entitled to refer to themselves as Cosmetic Surgeons.

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