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

10 Safety Tips for Cyclist on the Road | Kakulas Legal

Dedicated bike paths are always the best option for a cyclist, but it’s rare that a path will take you all the way to your destination. Most cyclists will have to pedal along a road at some point. The following … Continued

Country Roads: Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River and Albany | Kakulas Legal

According to WA Police there have been 58 people killed on our country roads and many more injured so far in this year. Last year, the region with the highest number of fatalities on the roads was the Great Southern, … Continued

Injured in an Accident? Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

If you have made a claim for compensation following a motor vehicle accident you’ll already know how confusing and stressful the process can be. Most people don’t even know that the Insurance Commission of WA exists, until they have to … Continued

Tips for Choosing a Car Accident Lawyer in Perth

When you’ve been injured in a car accident you may find that the process of claiming compensation can be both confusing and time consuming. One of the best things you can do is to find an expert car accident lawyer … Continued