Archive for motor accident

Administrative law: The role of a medical assessor

AAI Limited v State Insurance Regulatory Authority of New South Wales (formerly the Motor Accidents Authority of New South Wales) [2016] NSWCA 368

On its proper construction the MAC Act does not require a medical assessor to make a determination as to what elements of an incident involving a motor vehicle during which a person was injured was a “motor accident” within the meaning of s 3 of the MAC Act: [7], [123], [159], [197].

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A summary of the principles governing the review of an administrative decision

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The "face of the record"

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Blameless motor accident

TORTS – motor accident compensation – blameless accident – kangaroo collides with motor cycle in the outback – only in Australia – statutory interpretation – whether driver can claim under no fault scheme – whether injuries occasioned by a “blameless motor accident” – whether plaintiff’s act or omission caused the accident – statutory modification to the concept of causation – where defendant not required to establish that plaintiff at fault – statutory definition of fault – whether riding a motor cycle constituted an act or omission – whether excessive speed an act that caused the accident – whether failure to observe kangaroo an omission that caused the accident

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