Common Legal Questions

Motor Vehicle

Question of the Week - Receiving compensation for a damaged...

John asks: I was involved in a car accident where someone changed lanes and hit me. I was in the left lane and deemed not at fault.   I have no insurance but the other at fault driver does. I contacted his insurance...

Question of the Week - Compensation for Motorcycle Accident

Bayden asks: My Dad was riding his motorcycle recently and a car pulled out in front of him, causing him to T- bone the car resulting in a broken wrist. He needed surgery that day and had screws and plates put in...

Question of the week - Motor Vehicle Accident

Stella asks: I was involved in a motor vehicle accident towards the end of 2017 and I have suffered neck injury as a result. The accident took place when the driver of the vehicle I was travelling in was at a complete...

Motor Vehicle Accidents - Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions

If I am involved in an accident can I claim compensation for my injuries? If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident and can prove that the accident was someone else's fault, at least in part, then you can claim compensation...

Motor Vehicle Accidents - dealing with insurers

None of us ever want to be involved in a motor vehicle accident but when we are we want to know that we are at least covered by insurance for any injury sustained and losses incurred. The current scheme governed by the...

FAIRNESS CASE STUDY – PETER – SEVERE INJURY

Peter was injured in a motor accident on 24 October 2011. It was not his fault. He suffered multiple injuries when a car ran into his motorcycle. He has a 21% whole person impairment. His injuries prevent him from continuing with his...

FAIRNESS CASE STUDY – MELISSA – 5% WPI

Melissa was injured in a motor accident on 4 May 2012. It was not her fault. It was a high speed head on collision. Her young children were in the car. She has a 5% whole person impairment. Her neurosurgeon says she...

FAIRNESS CASE STUDY – MARIA – 8% WPI

Maria was injured in a motor accident on 22 February 2012. It was not her fault. She was on her way home from working as a nurse. As a result of the collision her vehicle spun out of control before hitting a...

FAIRNESS CASE STUDY – GARRY – WORK CAPACITY ASSESSMENT

Garry is a truck driver. He was injured at work when his boss ran over him with a forklift. It was not Garry’s fault. He suffered a severe crush injury to his left foot and ankle. He has an 8% whole person...
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