FREE ONLINE CLAIM CHECK – Not what you expect

Have you been tempted by the offer for a “free online claim check”, if you have been injured?  Seen the TV advertisements or Facebook ads prompting you to “start your personal injury online claim check now”?  Become worried because they claim that “time is limited”, suggesting that there is some urgency. In short, online claim checks are not what they … Read More

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Changes to the Transport Accident Act 1986

On 7 June 2018 the Treasury and Finance Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 was second read. The Bill contained important amendments to the Transport Accident Act 1986. These amendments resulted from a consultation process.  The Law Institute, the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) and the TAC participated in the process.  Peter Burt is a member of the consultation committee. Now any cyclist … Read More

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Social Media and TAC Serious Injury Claims

Social media is a term that has become familiar to us all over the past decade. It is the term used to describe the social interaction that occurs among people/users through the creation of a profile and then the sharing and exchange of information and ideas in virtual networks. Some of the most common social media sites include Facebook, Instagram, … Read More

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Bicycle Injury Lawyer, Peter Burt, gives his take on Bicycle Accidents.

With the increasing popularity of cycling in Victoria, more and more cyclists are being injured on the road and in transport accidents. The State Government and Local Governments are actively encouraging cycling with the introduction of dedicated cycling lanes and bike paths. But these lanes and paths do not span the entire road network and inevitably cyclists are required to … Read More

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TAC Claims – Lawyers discuss Texting and Driving

The popularity of mobile devices has had very dangerous consequences. Studies worldwide have proven that mobile phone use whilst driving leads to significant distractibility.  These distractions can result in injury and loss of life. The simple act of talking on the phone whilst driving (even handsfree) is distracting. However, texting is the most dangerous form of mobile communication while driving. … Read More

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