Luntz Assessment of Damages for Personal Injury and Death, 5th edition

An essential reference for legal practitioners

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409339468
Release Date: July 15, 2021
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Luntz Assessment of Damages for Personal Injury and Death is an authoritative text, providing knowledge on a wide range of law and policy in an ever-changing area.

First published in 1974, Luntz Assessment of Damages for Personal Injury and Death has evolved to provide comprehensive commentary of the general principles of tort law, covering the major tort law reforms in Australia. For the last two decades, this text has been a leading authority in assessment of damages, as evidenced by the many High Court citations. References to the various editions of this work can be found in such well-known torts cases as Griffiths v Kerkemeyer, Sharman v Evans, Kars v Kars, De Sales v Ingrilli.

This comprehensive book provides invaluable assistance in preparing cases and negotiating settlements out of court. It also includes arithmetical and actuarial tables to assist in the calculation of future economic loss.


• Luntz has written a clear and concise text, one that is easy to read and makes even the difficult concepts more readily understood
• Leading authority in assessment of damages
• “This book has developed into one of the most outstanding treatises ever written on Australian law.” - Heydon, JD --- "Assessment of Damages for Personal Injury and Death by Harold Luntz" [2003] SydLawRw 19; (2003) 25(3) Sydney Law Review 409
• The appendix that contains arithmetical and actuarial tables for the calculation of future loss. These are a highly valued inclusion as it means the text contains all of the necessary information used in assessing damages and the reader does not have to refer to another source.
• Sets out all relevant law on the subject
• Refers to Australian cases, including many unreported decisions as well as leading overseas cases
• Covers all Australian jurisdictions
• Authoritative presentation of the Law


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Table of contents

  • Chapter 1 General Principles

  • Chapter 2 Causation and Remoteness of Damage

  • Chapter 3 Non-Pecuniary Damage

  • Chapter 4 Pecuniary Needs

  • Chapter 5 Loss of Earning Capacity

  • Chapter 6 The Present Value of Future Pecuniary Loss

  • Chapter 7 Changes in the Value of Money, Increased Wage Rates and the Discount Rate

  • Chapter 8 Benefits from Other Sources

  • Chapter 9 Wrongful Death

  • Chapter 10 Losses Suffered by Third Parties

  • Chapter 11 Miscellaneous

  • Chapter 12 Appeals

  • Appendix