Four children dead in Sydney-area drink driving accident

Four children were killed in a drink driving accident in the Sydney suburb of Oatlands on Feb. 2, according to News.com.au. The deceased children include three sisters and their cousin, ranging in age from 8 to 13. Three other children were also injured in the accident but are in stable condition in the hospital. A Tragedy […]

New Amazon flex plan faces criticism over liability

On Jan. 22, 2020, Amazon unveiled its “Flex” delivery service for the first time in Australia. The program hires drivers as independent contractors – not unlike rideshare companies like Uber – allowing them to sign up for four-hour shifts when it is convenient for them. Almost immediately, the company was met with criticism over issues of […]

Australia experiences rise in road deaths in 2019

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development recently released its Road Deaths Australia December 2019 report, which revealed some startling facts: Simply put, the roads have been getting more dangerous in Australia. A rise in annual fatality December 2019 had 107 road deaths and fatal road crashes for the month, which is two […]

Nine Years After Accident, Plaintiff Awarded Half a Million

In a drawn out case over an accident involving a motorcyclist and an unnamed driver in New South Wales, the plaintiff was finally awarded in excess of half a million dollars for ongoing pain and suffering. The incident In November of 2010, the plaintiff was riding motorcycle and traveling behind a vehicle. Another car came out of […]

Motorist receives 1-year non-parole sentence for fatal collision with pedestrian

A 23-year-old driver who struck and killed a 78-year-old pedestrian in September of 2017 has received a total sentence of three years for the crime, one of which cannot be abridged by parole. While the fact that Amelia Fennell’s car struck and killed a woman identified in court papers only as Mrs Jones was not in doubt, […]

Court judgment provides insight into collection of evidence in car accident compensation claims

A December Supreme Court of New South Wales decision based in the Permanent Impairment Guidelines outlined in both the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 has brought into question the fairness in collecting evidence when reviewing errors in car accident compensation processes. Case background The ruling found that an insurer was not afforded judicial review of a case […]