Planned third party insurance changes welcomed

A Royal Adelaide Hospital emergency specialist hopes proposed changes to the compulsory third party insurance in South Australia will improve outcomes for people involved in serious road crashes.

The SA Government want to introduce a no-fault scheme, with all motorists covered if an accident leads to catastrophic injuries.

Dr Bill Griggs says the planned changes could end some of the stress and hardship ensured by victims during the compensation process.

"They still get covered for all their medical expenses, they still get covered for loss of work, but if we can make the whole thing simpler and get it out of the courts then those people actually should get better health outcomes," he said.

Penny Gale of the RAA also thinks the changes would be an improvement.

"Under this scheme if you're seriously injured all that's taken care of," she said.

"If you have a serious injury that's going to impede the rest of your life then you get the care you need, whether it's medical or other care, from day one.

"That has to be a better system and a better outcome for South Australians."

Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.9262-0.0025-0.27%
    AUDUSD=X
    0.5513-0.0022-0.40%
    AUDGBP=X
    0.6696-0.0025-0.37%
    AUDEUR=X
  • Commodities
    Commodities
    NamePriceChange% Chg