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High rise accommodation unit owners and building managers on the Gold Coast should not fear any liability action after a recent spate of fatal falls from balconies this year.

Injury compensation lawyer Mark O’Connor said the deaths were a traumatic and very tragic reminder of the need to be safe on high rise balconies, but he did not believe there would be any finding of negligence...

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Allianz Australian Insurance Limited v Glenn Swainson [2011] QCA 136

The case of Swainson v Allianz Australia Insurance Limited highlights the issues to be taken into consideration when determining apportionment between the driver of a vehicle and an intoxicated pedestrian.

Background

On 5 December, 2006...

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In a decision handed down by Justice Daubney in the Supreme Court of Queensland on 16 November, 2012, cyclist, Gary Land, was successful in his claim against Birkanjit Dhaliwal and QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited.

The Case

On 1 July, 2007 Mr Land was riding with a group of cyclists along Airport Drive, Eagle Farm.

Mr Dhaliwal, who was driving a taxi, veered into...

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