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INJURED MOTORIST’S PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM REJECTED BY COURT DUE TO DISCHARGE VOUCHER SIGNED AT WORKSHOP

April 08, 2019

The High Court of Singapore has rejected an injured motorist’s bid to pursue his personal injury claim against a car insurer, on the basis that he had signed a discharge voucher disclaiming the defendants’ insurer, NTUC Income, from any further liability.

Proposed Changes For Speedier Resolution of Medical Complaints Against Doctors

September 29, 2018

The authorities are proposing amendments to the Medical Registration Act which aim to speed up the process of disciplinary action against doctors. Last year, the Singapore Medical Council received 159 complaints against 204 medical practitioners, of which more than half were about professional negligence or incompetence.

BETTER REGULATION OF E-BIKE USAGE ON OUR ROADS

October 22, 2017

Unlike other bicycle-friendly countries such as Denmark and the Netherlands, there are no designated bicycle lanes on Singapore roads. Instead, the government proposes these vehicles to be used on footpaths, shared paths and on the extreme left edge of roads.

 

With no designated pathway for these vehicles to travel on, the risk of accidents between pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are substantial.

WILD BOAR ATTACKS

October 19, 2017

The number of traffic accidents involving wild boars in Singapore has increased exponentially in the last few years.

 

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) reported that in 2016, it received 140 pieces of feedback about wild boars from members of public, up from 80 in the previous year and 30 in 2014.

$1,000 FEE FOR 120-WORD MEDICAL REPORT ?!

September 18, 2017

3 foreign workers requesting for copies of their own medical records were charged up to $1,000 by an orthopedic surgeon in private practice according to two help groups Transient Workers Count Too (“TWC2”) and Healthserve & a law firm (HOH Law Corporation). The fees charged by specialists at restructured hospitals for similar reports are usually only one fifth of that ...

ONE DEAD & ONE INJURED AFTER HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT IN JB – CAN THEY PURSUE A CLAIM IN SG?

September 25, 2017

The story of how a 24-year-old Singaporean man had died in a local hospital after a hit-and-run accident in JB has been making Singapore news headlines in the recent week. This incident has sparked off questions surrounding the legal recourse available to the deceased’s family in relation to his accident claim.

That begs the question: what happens when a Singapore-registered vehicle gets involved in a traffic accident out of Singapore?  

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