The Whiplash Whirlwind: Claiming Damages for Personal Injury in Queensland

Picture this: you’re cruising down the open road, wind in your hair, Nova 106.9 blaring, and just when you thought life couldn’t get any better, BAM! Reality hits you like a ton of bricks – or rather, like a car from behind. Ouch, that’s gonna leave a mark! Whiplash, they say. But fear not, dear … Read more

Queensland Supreme & District Court Awards for Personal Injuries in 2022

In Queensland, the Supreme and District Courts are now closed for the holiday period, set to reopen in mid-late January 2023. We look back on the decisions reported in 2022 with respect to claims for personal injuries. In total, there were only 8 reported personal injury court decisions that had gone through a proper trial. … Read more

Your responsibility to identify the registration number of the at-fault vehicle following a road accident

A harsh decision was handed down by the Supreme Court of Queensland this year rejecting a claim by an injured motorbike rider who failed to make proper inquiries following a motor vehicle accident. Case: Ford v Nominal Defendant [2022] QSC 179 The circumstances of the accident were that a truck and motorbike were travelling on … Read more

Queensland Supreme Court Awards for Personal Injuries in 2021

We look back on decisions made in the Supreme Court of Queensland for 2021 with respect to claims for personal injuries. In total, decisions for only 8 trials were reported. Other trials for personal injury claims may have been held in 2021 but unless the judgment was included in an official law report series, they … Read more

At-fault driver say “sorry”? They still cannot be sued (and be held personally liable)

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident and you are considering making a compulsory third party (CTP) claim, whether the at-fault driver admitted fault or said “sorry” to you does not expose them to being sued and held personally liable. The claim will be paid by the CTP insurer instead. In Queensland, the … Read more

3 Common Causes of Vehicle Accidents in Queensland

Every year, thousands of Australians experience road accidents, either due to a driving error on their part or being caught in harm’s way due to someone else’s negligence.  If you’re a driver, you’ve probably grown accustomed to the fact that car crashes can happen to anyone and make life more difficult in the process. With … Read more

10 Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Queensland

A car accident should always be taken seriously, no matter the severity. It is important to know what to do after a crash to ensure that you maintain your safety, comply with the law, and position yourself to be able to claim compensation if necessary. The compensation claim process can be complex, and strict time … Read more