Transport Accident or Car Accident Lawyers

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There are lots of terms for lawyers who do this type of work. They include – TAC lawyers, TAC claim lawyers, car accident lawyers, auto accident lawyers, even car accident or auto accident attorneys. Whatever the description, lawyers in Victoria are solicitors who act for people injured in transport accidents who seek compensation from the TAC. The best ones are … Read More

Vicissitudes of Life

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This is an expression used by lawyers and Courts to describe the normal risks that every person runs in simply living their life. When someone is awarded damages for the future, those damages have to be discounted to take account of the normal risks that everyone runs in living their lives. It is generally accepted that a discount of around … Read More

Volenti Non-Fit Injuria or Voluntary Assumption of Risk

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This is an expression used by lawyers to describe a defence available to the TAC in a common law damages claim. In TAC common law claims the defence usually arises in circumstances where the negligent party had consumed alcohol in the company of the injured person prior to the accident. TAC might seek to argue that the accident victim knew … Read More

Voluntary Settlement Conference

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This can also be known as a settlement conference or a protocol settlement conference. In the context of TAC common law claims, these conferences involve a meeting between the lawyers for the injured person and representatives of the TAC at which attempts are made to negotiate a settlement of the common law claim. The injured person has to be present … Read More

Wrongs Act Claim

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This is an expression used by TAC lawyers to describe a situation where a dependant of a person who dies as a result of a transport accident, caused by the negligence of another person, might have an entitlement to lump sum compensation. The dependant or dependants of the deceased transport accident victim must establish that the person died as a … Read More