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Personal Injury

Insurance

In any court action for damages for personal injury, a plaintiff (that is, the injured person), must prove that the defendant has been negligent. Drivers of motor vehicles owe a duty to take care to all fellow road users, their passengers and pedestrians. The fact that a driver has committed a br...

Claims

What can be claimed? In assessing the amount of damages to which an injured person is entitled, a number of categories of damage are recognised. All hospital, medical, ambulance and other associated expenses directly resulting from the accident, plus the loss of wages to the date of the hearing ...

Possible Defences

Sometimes it will be alleged by the defendant that the party has been injured because of their own lack of care. Courts can apportion liability for motor vehicle accidents on a percentage basis, depending on the negligence of the parties concerned. An injured party will succeed in their action by...

Page last updated 13/12/2017

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