January 2012
Robertson v Sellin & anor [2011] QSC 421 Issue: material fact of a decisive nature and when knowledge of same commenced. Facts: The applicant was described as an uneducated truck driver, who was injured when the brakes on the truck he was driving failed whilst descending Mystery Road, Mt Tamborine on 26 May 2007. The applicant...
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Geary v REJV Services Pty Ltd & Ors [2011] QSC 419 Issues: quantum only – the plaintiff’s credibility when reporting to doctors, pre-existing symptomatology and alcohol consumption. Facts: The plaintiff was injured when the large dump truck called a “hall truck” received a load including a rock that weighed some 56 tonne, resulting in the...
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 Hooper v King [2011] QSC 324 Issue: quantum only – assessment of damages by reference to the impact of a pre-existing degenerative condition, having been out of the workforce for a number years and a post incident driving phobia. The female plaintiff hairdresser was 54 (08/08/2006) at the time of the accident and 59 by...
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