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PI firm advertising for people injured in their rental property

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by RPI, 28th Feb, 2016.

  1. RPI

    RPI Property Lawyer, Town Planner Business Member

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    CU@THETOP Well-Known Member

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    I do a bit of Plaintiff work myself but generally I'm not a big fan of slip and fall style cases (don't do med neg anymore either). If it were a case of a defect the landlord has been notified of and refuses to fix or a kid being injured I would consider taking it on. (I'm looking at one case at the moment where adult slips on the poo poo dropped by the landowner's (who shares the house and rents out cash in hand so as not to lose the Centrelink etc) poodle).
    I'm doing one privately paying defendant matter on an uninsured client (sort of an assault matter) up against a similar style local Qld plaintiff firm (hi Gerry) who are simply opportunists. Other than the money going into my trust account to run it the client is spending the rest of his money on his teeth (30k) and an overseas holiday fully content to go bankrupt when the time comes. My moral dilemma is when to let the plaintiff no win no fee lawyers know that there is no money in it for them. I'll wait to the compulsory conference I suppose so I can actually see the look on their faces.
     
  3. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Oh my. Landlords should start taking extra care now
     
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    Damn ambulance chasers.
     
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    larrylarry Well-Known Member

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    That's why it's important to have insurance policy for PPOR and IPs.
     
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    ........... and some debt and some entities (trusts with corporate trustees, companies if relevant, SMSF).
    A little bit here and a little bit there helps spread the risk and the kitty available to potential plaintiffs. Insurance will also seek to cover their back sides. :cool:
     
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  7. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Insurance doesnt cover everything so as an extra protection separate legal ownership can make sure you dont lose everything if one tenant attacks successfully.
     
  8. Coconutwheels

    Coconutwheels Well-Known Member

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    That site's just a little ray of sunshine..... started reading the article on mould too.....
     
  9. DiligentPM

    DiligentPM Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Highlights why our community is becoming more litigious...
     
  10. Ted Varrick

    Ted Varrick Well-Known Member

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    Given the amount of unit blocks going up in Sydney anybody doing a law degree specialising in the Strata Management Act (and, woohoo!, it's all going to change again about September...) couldn't possibly deny that they haven't looked though the latest options on a Lamborghini Huracan..

    And just imagine if it were available in the now-discontinued Mazda Spirited Green.

    It would be like a bunch of seagulls fighting over a bag of hot chips...
     
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