Motor Vehicle Accidents

Pedestrians involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident can make a personal injury claim

As we go about our daily lives, we don’t usually think that crossing the road is an inherently dangerous activity. Most streets do not have a system in place to assist you to cross the road safely. And even when there is a system of lights, pedestrian crossings or barriers, accidents inevitably still happen. If

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The Correct Test of Causation in Personal Injury – A Case Study

Welcome to a new world! Now go back to your reality! Findlater v Insurance Australia Limited t/as NRMA Insurance [2020] NSWSC 1407 – Harrison AsJ – 14/10/2020. 1.  On 22/01/2014, the claimant was injured in a motor cycle accident (MVA).  The insurer admitted fault for the MVA.  The claimant sought judicial review to set aside

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I Was Injured In A Motor Accident! What’s Next

According to the latest statistics of the World Health Organization (WHO), about 1.3 million people globally die in traffic accidents every year, and on average 2.5 people die from traffic accidents every minute.  There are also 20-50 million people who have suffered non-fatal injuries as a result of traffic accidents, many of whom became disabled

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Motor Vehicle Accident Claims- Time limits for referring claims for damages assessment

Claims for damages must be referred to the PIC within three years of the date of the MVA. If not, a claimant is required to provide a full and satisfactory exposure for the delay. We discussed below a recent case in the PIC concerning a late claim. Under the Motor accident Injuries Act 2017 (MAI

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Am I entitled to receive weekly benefit if injured in motor vehicle accident

In NSW the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 (the MAIA Act) is the legislation that covers the statutory benefits that are payable to those injured in a motor vehicle accident. If you are unable to work because of your injuries caused by the vehicle accident, you will receive statutory weekly benefits from the CTP insurer

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Who is the relevant insurer in Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

Pursuant to the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 (“MAI Act”), notice must be given to the relevant insurer when making a claim for statutory benefits.  A common question that arises, is, who is the relevant insurer? If you are making a claim for statutory benefits, or a common law claim, following a motor vehicle accident,

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