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Motor Vehicle Accidents

The system has changed a lot, what does it mean for victims of car accidents?

Anyone injured in a motor vehicle collision after 30th June 2013 is covered by new the State Government System.  One feature of the new system is the compensation is reduced, particularly at the level the Government considered to be minor injuries.  The other feature of the new system is that it is highly complicated.  Far more complex than the long running system that existed beforehand.  Of course this makes it very difficult for people and in my opinion it makes it more important that they seek legal advice.

Are people confused?

Yes.  Many people have heard about the new system but don’t fully understand it.  I’m sure there are people out there who should be making claims, but they’ve been discouraged by what they’ve read in the media and by the technical nature of the new system.

What should people do?

I would encourage anyone who suffered any injury in a motor vehicle collision to contact a Solicitor.  It’s important that they contact a Solicitor with experience in the area of personal injury claims.  Even if a person thinks their injury is minor most Solicitors in this area will offer a free first interview with no obligation to the client, there is nothing to lose.


If you would like a no obligation free first interview with a Personal Injury Lawyer, contact DBH today on 1800 324 324 or send us a message.

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They Call Us Bruce – Episode 10: They Call Us Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen

Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America.

What's up, podcast listeners? We've got another episode of our podcast They Call Us Bruce. Each week, my good friend, writer/columnist Jeff Yang and I host an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America, with a strong focus on media, entertainment and popular culture.

This week, we recorded with a live studio audience at the offices of TBWA/Chiat/Day and welcomed young actors Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen, who play brothers Eddie, Emery and Evan on ABC's Fresh Off The Boat. Yeah, we called in that favor.

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Angry Reader of the Week: Lewis Tan

"There is no plan B."

Hello, good and faithful readers! It is time, once again, to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Lewis Tan.

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“Go back to Asia and eat a dog.”

21-year-old man jumped, beaten in hate crime assault at OC Night Market.

Hate crime alert. Orange County authorities are searching for a white couple who assaulted a 21-year-old Asian American college student in the parking lot of a recent OC Night Market event in Costa Mesa, following an earlier incident in which one of the assailants told the victim, "Go back to Asia and eat a dog."

Asian Man Assaulted By White Couple After Racist Taunts in Costa Mesa

The altercation started on Sunday evening when two white women approached the victim, who was standing in line, and tried to get him to buy them drinks. When he refused, one of the women told him to "Go back to Asia and eat a dog," among other not-so-nice remarks. Because, yes, racist taunts are the totally reasonable response to someone refusing to buy you drinks.

She reportedly got up in the victim's face and when he pushed her away for some space, another man charged and punched him in the face. Security responded and escorted the couple out of the OC Night Market.

But later that evening, as the victim and his girlfriend were walking back to his car after the event, he was confronted and attacked by the duo we will from this point on refer to as the Violently Racist Couple. They had apparently been waiting for him to leave, followed him back to his car, and jumped him.

"The moment I got to my car, a black sedan pulled up," the victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, tells the OC Weekly. "The guy immediately went after me and everything else was a blur."

The victim suffered bruises and lacerations to his face requiring stitches, and several chipped teeth. The victim's girlfriend was also punched in the face when she tried to intervene. According to witnesses, the Violently Racist Couple drove off in a black sedan, but not before the guy yelled some more anti-Asian slurs while hanging out of the passenger side window. Well, that's classy as shit.

The victim's friend posted details about assault on Facebook, along with a photo from the emergency room.

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Submit your picture book to Lee & Low’s New Voices Award

Award-winning children's book publisher is accepting manuscripts for picture books.

Hey authors! Do you have a story to share with young readers? Want a chance to get published? Lee & Low Books, award-winning publisher of children's books, is now accepting submissions for the eighteenth annual New Voices Award. The Award will given for a children's picture book manuscript by a writer of color.

Established in 2000, the New Voices Award encourages writers of color to submit their work to a publisher that takes pride in nurturing new talent. Past New Voices Award submissions published by Lee & Low include The Blue Roses, winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People; Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story, a Texas Bluebonnet Masterlist selection; and It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw, winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Honor.

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Community activist gets law license 63 years after his death

California Supreme Court grants posthumous bar admission to Sei Fujii, who was denied because of his race.

Law school is no joke. Imagine busting your ass, making it through and graduating from law school, only to learn that you are ineligible to practice law because you're not white.

That's what happened to Sei Fujii, a Japanese immigrant who was denied a license to practice law in California in 1911 because of his race. He received his license this week from the California Supreme Court — over sixty years after his death.

Fujii immigrated to the United States in 1903 and received a law degree from the University of Southern California. At the time, California law barred legal licenses for immigrants who were ineligible for citizenship, and naturalization, according to federal law, was limited to "free white person" and those of African descent.

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