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10 Tips To Avoid A Car Accident These Holidays

Although the Easter holidays are typically a time for family, friends and relaxation, statistics show that it is also a dangerous time to be on the road.  Nothing can ruin the holiday season quite like an unexpected car accident.  At … Continued

Reporting a Road Accident in Western Australia

Do I have to report the accident to the Police? Drivers or owners of vehicles have a legal obligation to report road accidents involving the car they were driving or own to the Police as soon as possible if: Anyone … Continued

Drunk Passenger Injured by a Taxi

Drunk passenger injured by a taxi – Whether contributory negligence by drunk passenger : Neeson v Lawler [2015] WADC 160 On 22 December 2015 the District Court considered the case where a passenger was injured by a taxi driver. The … Continued

What If An Accident Has Affected My Mental Health?

Unfortunately, many of our clients sustain injuries that are not purely physical. Accidents often leave ‘invisible injuries’ such as a fear of driving, panic attacks, anxiety, depression and chronic fatigue. Sometimes these can be linked to physical injuries sustained: it … Continued

Accepting a Lift With a Drunk Driver: Alex Allen v Danielle Chadwick

Accepting a lift with a drunk driver: Alex Allen v Danielle Chadwick [2015] HCA 47 The High Court recently (9 December 2015) looked at whether, and to what extent, a passenger could be said to be ‘contributory negligent’ if they … Continued

Thermomix Burns Victims and Getting Advice

Several stories have now surfaced in the media about Australians being badly burnt when using their Thermomix appliances.  Some victims say they were using their Thermomix according to a Thermomix recipe when the lid burst open spraying hot food over the … Continued

How Do They Decide If My Injuries Are Caused By The Accident?

This decision illustrates a familiar problem faced by claimants, lawyers and doctors: if a patient suffers an injury, and later presents with ongoing problems and symptoms in the same body part, are those ongoing problems related to the accident and … Continued

Why Can’t I Deal With The Insurance Commission of Western Australia Myself?

A lot of people ask us: “why can’t I just deal with the Insurance Commission myself?” This is a sensible question to ask. Most people have made some sort of an insurance claims before – for lost or stolen items, … Continued

Quantum Settlement Offers | The Motor Vehicle Injury Lawyers

There are 2 common types of offers. One in relation to fault for the accident which is known as a liability offer and the other regarding a monetary sum for settlement which is known as a quantum settlement offer. In … Continued

‘Tis The Season (For Double Demerits)

As most road users in Perth know, double demerit points apply over holiday periods. The double demerit system means that the penalties for committing some driving offences are doubled over a given number of days. In Western Australia, the offences … Continued