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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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  1. Chaminda

    VIC Chain reaction car accident on Westernport freeway .

    Can someone please help me with this issue, My car was involved in a chain reaction car accident. My car and 3 cars before me was at a complete stop just before roundabout due to havey traffic. And a Toyota corolla who came behind me hit my car and pushed my car all the way to the front...
  2. U

    NSW Car Park bump Accident and received $9,448.68 demand from lawyer.

    Hi, I don't know where to ask about this. I had a bump accident at a car park in the marketplace. It was 23 Oct last year. I parked my car and received text messages at the same time. I returned the text message forgetting lock the hand break. So, the car slowly moved and bumped the front...
  3. A

    NSW Multi lane roundabout accident who's at fault

    I was approaching a multi lane roundabout (2 lanes) in the left (outer) lane wanting to drive straight ahead. The other driver entered the roundabout from the road on the right side (right angles to my road) and entered the right (inner lane) with a right side indicator showing she wanted to...
  4. J

    WA Bike accident - insurance dispute

    Hi, I was riding my bike, a car overtook me, then 20 seconds later turned left, indicating at the last minute giving me no time to react and I went in to the side of their car. My bike was totalled and their car was damaged. I didn't accept liability and neither did the driver. I then received a...
  5. J

    QLD Car Insurer threatening reversal of acceptance of Claim - Single Vehicle accident

    Hey All, Had an accident last September - single vehicle, lost control in the wet. Made claim with Suncorp and they discussed an amount which was agreed upon. They suddenly decided that it needed to be investigated by their Fraud department and are potentially not going to accept the claim. They...
  6. A

    VIC Car accident - Bus driver let me through and gestured to say it was clear to go but it wasn't

    I was waiting to turn right out of a street, there was on coming traffic both ways (one lane each way). The lane I had to cross came to a stop but a bus driver left a gap for me to get though. It was clear by his gestures that he was going to let me know when it from safe to turn right as he...
  7. J

    NSW Traffic Accident! - Hunter Valley

    I was involved in a head on collision and my Motorhome was written off. The other car came straight into my lane. Police said he was to blame, he has been fined and a Police Report has been written up. My Van is Insured for an agreed value of $66,000, although for me to get an equal replacement...
  8. D

    VIC Driving accident

    If one was to have an accident over 3 years ago can he/she still be charged?
  9. Kitten1

    VIC Options for repairable damage after accident?

    Hi, everyone, Thank you for taking the time to read this post! My story is this… A roo ran onto the road and I couldn’t avoid hitting it with my vehicle. It is not driveable but my insurer says it is repairable, but the cost of repairs is more than the car is insured for ($10000). The only...
  10. H

    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...