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Bike Riders v Potholes: Is the Council liable for injuries caused by defects in the road?

We are frequently contacted by cyclists with queries about whether a Council can be held liable for injuries sustained as a result of encountering a pothole in the road, or...

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What to do if you have been exposed to silica dust?

With the increased popularity of certain composite stone material, many workers are being exposed to the potentially fatal silica dust. This blog explains Silicosis and your...

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Claims for compensation against interstate insured drivers

This blog explains your options to make a claim for injuries or death if you are involved in an accident where the at-fault driver is insured in another State or Territory.

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Can I claim assistance provided by family members in a personal injury claim?

When a person is injured and claiming compensation, care provided by family members for that injury can be claimed as gratuitous care/voluntary services.

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Wrongful death - can parents, spouses and partners be compensated?

When a person is injured and another person is responsible for that injury, the injured person may be entitled to receive compensation (otherwise known as "damages") for the loss...

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Changes to Bike Laws: Three Years On

Three years on from 2015’s landmark legislative changes to South Australia's bike laws. We discuss whether the laws have been the coveted ‘saving grace’ of our road’s most...

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The laws all motorists should be aware of when sharing the road with cyclists

With the weekly bike traffic in South Australia having increased by 56 per cent over the last 10 years, there are a few laws all motorists should be aware of when it comes to...

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Laws for cyclists in South Australia

Setting the record straight on South Australia’s bike laws

Since 2012 cyclists have accounted for 4% of fatalities and 9% of serious injuries on South Australian roads. A total of 21 cyclists have been killed on our roads in that time,...

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How is compensation calculated for motor vehicle accidents?

How is compensation calculated for motor vehicle accidents?

If you’re injured in a motor vehicle accident after 1 July 2013, you’ll find that any Compulsory Third Party (CTP) compensation available to you is different to what was available...

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