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03 Nov 2022

Electric scooters a legal grey area as trial conducted in NSW

Visit any city in Europe nowadays and you will be astonished at the number of electric scooters zipping around carrying one or even two people, at speeds up to 25 kph. Men and women in office clothing commute to work on them. Teenagers ride them to school. At night glammed-up folk scooter off to parties […]
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08 Sep 2017

Changes to NSW motor accident laws – your definitive guide

On 30 March 2017, the NSW Motor Accidents Injuries Bill 2017 was passed by parliament. This bill is significant as it replaced the previous compulsory third party motor accidents scheme under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999, therefore changing the ways in which injured parties are compensated for motor accidents. Reviewing the processes and legislation that cover you […]
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01 Mar 2017

Motorbike rider injured in blameless accident seeks compensation from bike owner’s insurer – Which case won?

As the judge noted, it was a case that “could only have taken place in Australia”. A motorbike rider who had borrowed the motorbike from his friend was travelling along an unsealed dirt road from Noccundra through Hungerford in Queensland, to Bourke in NSW, when a kangaroo bounded out onto the road and collided with the motorbike.

The rider was thrown from the motorbike onto the ground, landing heavily on his right shoulder, and lost consciousness.

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