Boat explosion caused by negligent repairs

Mr Ireland launched his outboard boat from a boat ramp at Port Hinchinbrook.  He then started the  the outboard motor and a fire broke out which severely damaged the motor.  Mr Ireland suffered a debilitating psychiatric injury (including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and a neck injury as a result of that. He brought a [...]

Fall from horse during riding lesson

The Plaintiff was an inexperienced rider taking lessons with the Defendant who was a riding instructor. The Plaintiff was riding a relatively gentle mare - but one that did not like tight fitted equipment around her nose and mouth. The events which transpired that day were in dispute.  Ultimately the Plaintiff's version  was preferred. [...]

Pedestrian struck by hit-and-run driver

A 36 year old pedestrian, who was intoxicated, was walking to his sister's home from a nearby tavern in Deception Bay. At about 7pm that night he began to cross near a round-about on Maine Terrace when a car suddenly turned from Bay Avenue.  The car struck the pedestrian and then drove off: leaving [...]

Assault on cruise ship not owner’s fault

Mr Packer, a 35 year old waterproof applicator, attended a work Christmas function in December 2006.  The function involved going on a cruise to South Stradbroke Island for a day trip.   He attended with his girlfriend and two children.   The cruise and function facilities on the island were operated by the Respondent, [...]

Bowls Club not at fault for assault

Mr Tilden and his friend were drinking in an open-air spoking area at the Ettalong Memorial Bowls Club.  They were seated.  Mr Gregg was seated nearby.  Over a period of twenty minutes or so Mr Gregg verbally abused and goaded Mr Tilden and his friend. Ultimately, Mr Tilden told Mr Gregg words to the effect: [...]

Man with no lawyer unable to defend claim

Mr Ward was a boarder at accommodation called Monger House.  It was a heritage listed building.  The boarding facilities were provided for the elderly and men down on their luck. The owners engaged Mr Butler to carry out repairs to the roof - replacing old tin sheets. On one particular day Mr Ward was standing [...]

Light bulb moment harms pensioner

Mr Johnston was a 63 year old disability pensioner who lived in a Department of Housing property.  He had lived in that house for 10 years.  The house had fallen into a poor state of repair, which included faulty electrical wiring. The department had inspected the home only at the time Mr Johnston had  moved [...]

Good Samaritan suffers from unsafe McDonald’s playground

In 2010 a 5 year old boy got stuck on some elevated playground equipment at the McDonald's store in Castle Hill.  The boy had gained access to the rear of the playground in an area he was not supposed to go and climbed up onto the equipment.  Mr Metaxoulis came to the boy's aid. [...]

Woman loses leg: makes claim against GP

In mid March 2011 Lyne Smythe attended her GP complaining of pain in her left foot.  He GP diagnosed an infection and prescribed antibiotics. About a week later Ms Smythe returned to the GP with two problems:  a perianal abscess and pinkness and tenderness in her left foot.  The GP prescribed another round of antibiotics. [...]

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Police siren makes disabled man fall and injure carer

Melanie Digby worked at the Compass Institute as a support worker.  The Institute provided disability services to clients between the age of 18 to 25.  The main aim of its programme was to teach the clients life skills, moving them from a classroom situation to being more independent. As part of that programme it organised [...]

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