Vehicle Accident

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Wear and tear

Question... My client has a motor vehicle accident whilst towing a trailer where he lost control and spun off the road. The insurer accepted the claim but disputes some of the damage advising it is general wear and tear (this inv...

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NZI helps steer the way in development of a new...

2018 was a shocking year for road fatalities, with almost 400 deaths. It’s the highest road toll in eight years. As a result, the Government is looking into taking up the "Vision Zero" approach to road safety. ...

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and W...

ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is a collective term for the various technological enhancements present in many modern vehicles.  These technologies aim to enhance both driver and vehicle safety. Often Advanced Driv...

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NZI crash scene assistance reducing the impact ...

It’s no surprise that heavy vehicles feature frequently in road accident statistics considering their large mass. In recent years, deaths from crashes involving trucks have made up around 20% of the total road toll in New Zealand,...

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Breakdown insurance stoush breaks out

Consumer NZ is advising car buyers who have been mis-sold mechanical breakdown insurance to demand a refund. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said the insurance was heavily promoted by car dealers and could add more than...

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Breaking the rules doesn’t always ruin cover

Under New Zealand law (Insurance Law Reform Act 1977, s 11), insurers cannot rely on a policy exclusion unless the excluded event or circumstances caused or contributed to the insured’s loss. The wording of s 11 can be summarised...

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