Personal Injury Claims: Investigation and Preparation from Inception to Trial
An essential guide to investigating injury claims and preparing for trial.
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Personal Injury Claims: Investigation and Preparation from Inception to Trial is a comprehensive work that deals with issues that arise in cases. It addresses in great detail the practicalities involved in investigating and preparing claims, establishing liability from the perspective of a plaintiff, and preparing a defence from the standpoint of a defendant. Several chapters are devoted exclusively to the assessment of damages. Where appropriate, the author provides in-depth commentary and comprehensive analysis of relevant case law, as well as the civil liability, workers compensation and motor accidents compensation legislation applicable in each Australian jurisdiction.
• Provides insight into issues that arise in particular cases and articulates arguments directed towards resolving those issues
• Draws on specialist experience the author has acquired over the course of more than 40 years’ practice as a barrister
• Dal Pont, Law of Limitation, 2nd edition
• Hobbs, Wrongful Death Claims: A Practical Guide
• Luntz & Harder, Assessment of Damages for Personal Injury and Death, 5th edition
Table of contents
- Chapter 1 Introduction
- Chapter 2 Investigation
- Chapter 3 Liability
- Chapter 4 Defences
- Chapter 5 Digest – decided cases – factual scenarios – liability and defences
- Chapter 6 Chronic pain
- Chapter 7 Damages – pain and suffering
- Chapter 8 Damages – reduced life expectancy
- Chapter 9 Damages – loss of earning capacity
- Chapter 10 Damages – Griffith v Kerkemeyer
- Chapter 11 Damages – miscellaneous claims
- Chapter 12 Particulars of claim
- Chapter 13 Assessing damages
- Chapter 14 Settlement and trial
- Chapter 15 Appeals and general principles