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An accident is an unplanned event that sometimes has inconvenient or undesirable consequences, other times being inconsequential. The occurrence of such an event may or may not have unrecognized or unaddressed risks contributing to its cause. Most scientists who study unintentional injury avoid using the term "accident" and focus on factors that increase risk of severe injury and that reduce injury incidence and severity.

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    WA Traffic accident

    My son was at fault when he hit another car from behind and it was a write off. Now the owner of that car has messaged my son saying she's a single mother and that her car was an older model and market value insured and that she wants compensation. She has also started calling his work and...
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    NSW Motorvehicle accident - SYDNEY - acacia road - liability?

    There is a corner in Sydney where a there are 3 lanes that turn a corner; a single lane turns from the right from the south and two lanes turn left from the north. (Acacia Road) I was exiting a road (Flora) adjacent from the left (it's about 50m from the corner) and a stopped and let a car...
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    NSW Parking Lot Accident - who is at fault?

    Hi, In short, my car was parked legally, within the designated carpark lane, next to another legally parked car. Both cars were parked and not moving. I opened the back passenger door to load my child into the car and while the door was open, being attended to by me placing my child into the...
  4. dwilli10

    NSW Car accident while reverse parking - am I at fault?

    Hi all, My wife was reverse parking into one of those rear-to-curb parking spots. The street itself has one lane for traffic going in either direction with a double unbroken line in the middle. As she was reversing, another car tried to overtake her by driving over the double-line to go around...
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    NSW At fault in car accident but other party's insurer is refusing to send photos/a description of their client's damages

    Hi guys, I'm asking for much needed advice regarding an accident I had on the 18th of February, I was at fault and I was third party insured and I was in the process of making a claim however as I said in the title, the other party's insurer isn't willing to send photos of their client's damages...
  6. J

    Accident caused by faulty car - who pays?

    We just bought a second-hand car from a dealer. In the first week driving, it developed a fault where it went to full revs when starting, and when put in gear (its an auto) it lurched forward This was in a car park. It jumped about a metre - just far enough to hit the side of another vehicle...
  7. Nieco

    NSW NSW Roundabout accident

    Hi Everyone I had my first accident yesterday. I have been driving for over 5 years on the same route. Yesterday, lunchtime. I was going straight on the roundabout, and suddenly as I was finishing the roundabout, a car suddenly appear on my vision (meaning I have the right way/ already in the...
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    NSW Car Park Accident both car reversing- Each Bear Own

    Hello everyone, I had accident in a shopping center car park, while I was parked in my spot and trying to revers out to straight my car in the car spot, and there is another car trying to reverse into the car spot opposite to my spot ( she was revering on a one way car park lane) , and then we...
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    NSW Damage to my car while at working

    Hi. I work as a support worker for this company. One day I went to a client’s house for work and parked on the street. When I finished working with the client and came out, I saw that side mirror was ripped off. I checked the video footage from my client’s dashcam, I found that a random car...
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    NSW SOLICITOR DID NOT TELL ME OF OFFER FROM INSURANCE COMPANY IN ACCIDENT INJURY CLAIM

    Hi, I have a claim going resulting from a car accident 4 years ago. My solicitor had an offer of settlement from the other insurance company but never told me. She refused the offer on my behalf it seems, then advised me go to a CARS meeting to try to get a bigger settlement. This was not to my...