Posts Tagged 'motor vehicle accident'

At-fault driver say “sorry”? They still cannot be sued

In Queensland, the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 (Qld) (‘the Act’) determines the process of how a CTP claim must be made by an injured person, and how the at-fault driver and their CTP insurer must respond to the claim. An at-fault driver (or rider) is insured by a CTP insurer so long as the vehicle that caused the accident and injury was validly registered at the time of the accident.

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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 the higher risk of injury (or even death) that can result in being off the road and out of work for weeks, ...

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4 “Unwinnable” Compensation Claims That You Can Actually Win

Victims of accidents can often feel that despite their injuries, they aren’t entitled or able to make a claim for compensation. Or, if they did make a claim, they would be on the losing end of a case that seems virtually unwinnable. However, when it comes to taking legal action for personal injuries, many people may be surprised at how many types of cases they can claim for. 

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Case Review: Hit and Run by Unidentified Mobility Scooter

The Scenario

In 2017, an elderly client of ROCHE Legal was shopping at a supermarket when a person riding a mobility scooter negligently reversed into them. The shopper was knocked down and caused them a serious injury. The person riding the mobility scooter saw what they had done, and chose to flee the scene without showing any concern or offering any assistance.

The Problem

If you use a motorised wheelchair on a footpath or road area in Queensland, it must be registered. The ...

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10 Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Queensland

A car accident should always be taken seriously, no matter the severity. The compensation claim process can be complex, and strict time limits apply to making claims. If you have been involved in an accident and wish to discuss your options urgently, contact ROCHE Legal today.

In the meantime, here are the 10 steps to take after a car accident.

Step 1: Get to Safety

Getting off the road is important, not only for you and the other passengers, but for the general safety ...

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