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Cyclists and car dooring

The number of cyclists travelling to and from Adelaide’s CBD has roughly doubled over the last decade. Also, as roadside bicycle lanes and dedicated bicycles paths have expanded...

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Can I claim motor accident compensation if the other driver cannot be found

Whenever a motor vehicle accident occurs, drivers of all vehicles involved are required to stop at the scene to exchange their details and provide assistance where needed. In...

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Are dependency claims affected by the changes to the motor vehicle accident laws?

Traditionally the law has recognised the right to bring a claim for compensation by the survivors of a person who has died in a car accident. The essence of that claim is that...

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How are cyclists faring with the new motor accident compensation scheme?

If you are injured in a road accident your injuries must now meet a defined, and very high, threshold before any compensation is awarded. A person’s injury must exceed 10 points...

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How is compensation calculated for motor vehicle accidents?

From July 1 2013, significant legislative changes have greatly affected the assessment of compensation available for people injured in motor vehicle accidents in South Australia;...

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Do I have to attend the insurance doctor for my motor vehicle accident claim?

When making a claim for personal injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident, assessment of your injuries needs to be undertaken as part of determining what compensation you...

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New motor accident compensation scheme - how is it looking so far?

In July 2013, the South Australian State Government introduced new legislation governing injury compensation claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents.

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Understanding No Win No Fee in legal matters

The term “No Win No Fee” is a type of catch phrase used regularly by law firms acting in personal injury matters. South Australian lawyers...

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