Brian Wright, Magistrate, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
Very few claims for personal injury result in court awards of damages. First, negligence has to be shown, and courts also consider cause of injury, responsibility, consent, the parties’ conduct and whether injury was foreseeable. There are time limits and other restrictions on claims. Legislation has made important changes to the law in this area.
This section includes the following topics:
- Negligence, liability and damages
- Key legislation: Wrongs Act
- Limitation of Actions Act
- Other matters