Ghobrial v Assaf [2012] QDC 34

The applicant sought an extension of the limitation period in a claim for personal injuries flowing from a stabbing assault.

The material fact of a decisive nature was the report of Dr Barling diagnosing post traumatic stress disorder, despite being aware of the life threatening stabbing. In determining that it was not within his means of knowledge, Samios J took into account he was not born in Australia or familiar with the language or legal system and did not appreciate he could claim compensation.

Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack

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