Recent Cases

Sdrolias v Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd [2022] NSWCA 20 (24 February 2022) (Macfarlan, Meagher and McCallum JJA)


Catchwords:


NEGLIGENCE – Causation – Purely psychiatric injury – Post-traumatic stress disorder – Where trial judge disbelieved plaintiff’s evidence as to the event she witnessed and as to her symptoms – Whether error in fact-finding established – importance of paying due deference to the trial judge’s advantage in hearing the evidence