Take the plaintiff as you find them: Court awards almost $2.5 million damages for serious motor vehicle accident30 April 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Supreme Court of Queensland recently awarded a plaintiff nearly $2.5 million in damages for injuries he sustained in a serious motor vehicle accident.
Road rage incident leads to broken foot: who’s to blame?15 February 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
Overview The plaintiff suffered injury when a car driven by the defendant ran over her foot. The Court held that the plaintiff’s damages should be reduced to account for contributory negligence on the basis that the plaintiff had provoked the...
In it for life – plaintiff bound to Insurance Scheme3 December 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
A plaintiff who was a participant to the National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Act 2016 was prohibited from receiving an award of damages for gratuitous care after withdrawing his preservation notice which protected his rights. In Issue Whether a...
Court of Appeal delivers head-on decision in head-on collision case23 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
A head-on collision occurred on a straight road with 1 lane in each direction. The driver of each vehicle brought a claim against the other alleging they were at fault for the accident. Both vehicles were insured by the same CTP insurer. Following a...
CTP.Files | March 202010 March 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
Welcome to the first edition of CTP.Files for 2020! Claims farming remains a hot issue for this year. For those playing at home, ‘claims farming’ refers to cold calls made to people who have been involved in an accident, encouraging them to...
Court of appeal upholds duty of care owed to police officer as a first responder to accident10 March 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
On 17 February 2013 Mr Williams was killed in a single vehicle accident in Queensland when he collided with a tree (the accident). Mr Caffrey (the plaintiff), a senior constable with the Queensland Police Service, was on duty and attended the scene prior...