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Insurance and water accidents

Richard Faulks

25 Nov 2016

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  • Compensation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Personal Injury

With summer just around the corner, many Australians are preparing for time away by the water. Whilst water-based activities are a fantastic recreational activity, matters can become complicated when things go wrong. This was evident in the recent ACT Supreme Court of Appeal decision of Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd v Smeaton [2016] ACTCA, 59, where the insurance company in the matter sought to convince the Court that it should not make a payout to an individual injured in a jet-ski accident. Richard Faulks, Managing Director takes you through the salient facts in the case.

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