Road Safety

Compensation Payouts for Motor Vehicle Accident Claims.

If you have been injured in a car accident and you are wondering about compensation and monetary payouts then read on to find out the answers to the questions you are really asking.Can I make a compensation claim after a car accident?If you have been injured in an accident of which you are not at fault for then the answer is yes. Injuries can include anything from whiplash, broken bones and paralysis.   It doesn’t matter if you are the …

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How to Make Sure You Don’t Fall Asleep At the Wheel

In Queensland between 2004 and 2010 almost one in seven road accident fatalities were related to fatigue. Some injuries and fatalities could be avoided if drowsy drivers didn’t get behind the wheel. The key to changing these shocking statistics are taking action when you’re fatigued and developing habits that promote better sleep.Sleep Deprivation Affects the BrainLack of sleep causes more than a few yawns. It changes the way the brain works. When you don’t get the rest you need, your mind tries …

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After a Car Accident Check List

While we don’t ever want to be involved in an accident, the fact remains that there may come a time when you will be. And if that day arrives, you want to be well prepared and to know what you need to do.There are legal obligations that you need to adhere to, and you’ll also want to ensure that you are protected in the event of being at fault, or if you were not at fault and need to seek …

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Miniature Motorbike Legalities

School holidays are half way through and during this time I have seen an increase of miniature motorbikes being ridden through local parks and on footpaths and roads.   Miniature motorbikes as a toy for youth has sparked many a debate on various Facebook crime watch pages with some people complaining of the dangers and noise and other folks arguing that at least the youth are outside and not getting into mischief.As much as a strong advocate I am for youth …

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One Of Our Popular Blogs Which Receives A Lot Of Attention This Time Of Year Is Our True Or False Blog: Can QLD Drivers Receive Double Demerit Points Over The Easter Period In NSW

It is coming up to Easter school holidays and for many people it’s a time for relaxation and fun.  There is chocolate to eat, holidays to go on and families to visit. It’s a busy time on the roads throughout Australia and with New South Wales bordering our sunny state, it is definitely a popular driving destination for many Queenslanders.When driving interstate it is very important to be aware of the road rules which will govern your journey. New South …

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Australian Lawyers Alliance Media Release – Disingenuous Insurer Seeking To Undermine QLD CTP Review Process

As a law firm, it is always easy to enjoy a media release from the Australian Lawyers Alliance.  The latest article on the 20th of March 2017 highlights how insurance companies, particularly the RACQ are seeking to undermine the important review process that the Motor Accident and Insurance Commission (MAIC) has currently undertaken in regards to Queensland’s Comprehensive Third Party (CTP) scheme. The highlights of the article include:Queensland continues to have the best CTP scheme in Australia.RACQ has suggested that the …

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CTP Due ? Are You Wondering What QLD’s Four Biggest Insurers Generate In Insurance Premiums?

Recently we reviewed the annual results for the 2014- 2015 Motor Accident Insurance Commission’s annual report. We noted that within QLD the four big insurers generate close to $1.5 billion in insurance premiums and from that huge amount, only 750 million is paid out in claims. The total pool of motor vehicle claims in QLD totaled 6,734. An average claim therefore totaled approximately $111,375.Each claim is different, some worth more than this average and some worth less. When clients ask …

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