You have a right to be safe on the roads. Any person who is injured in a motor vehicle or road accident and is not wholly at fault can make a claim for compensation.
An injured person can include:
- The driver
- Someone else driving your vehicle
- Driver and passengers in another vehicle
- Motorcyclists and their pillion passengers
- Cyclists, pedestrians and other road users
Motor vehicles include:
- Quad bike
You also have rights in relation to travelling on public transport or if you collide with public transport. Our experienced team can advise you of your entitlements.
What are the requirements for a successful motor vehicle compensation claim?
Compulsory Third Party (‘CTP’) insurance in NSW is based on an ‘at-fault’ scheme. Generally, this means to be successful, our expert team of lawyers must show that you have suffered serious injury (at least in part) because of another person. Serious injuries include but aren’t limited to spine, back, neck, head and brain injuries.
What type of compensation payouts are there?
If your claim is successful, you may be entitled to compensation payouts for:
- Past and future loss of earnings and superannuation
- Past and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. This type of compensation is only available if it is found that you have suffered a Whole Person Impairment over 10%.
How much will it cost to make a motor vehicle accident claim for compensation?
We offer a No Win, No Fee* arrangement for motor vehicle and road accident claims because we believe anyone with a claim deserves access to legal representation, no matter their financial circumstances.
This means you don’t have to pay our legal fees unless your claim is successful.
For more information on our guarantee to you, don’t hesitate to contact us for a confidential and obligation-free discussion.
Are there any time limits to making a motor vehicle accident claim for compensation?
In most circumstances, strict time limits apply. Usually the time to lodge a claim is within three years of the incident, but in some circumstances, it may be sooner. It’s important to seek legal advice from an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer as soon as possible to ensure your entitlements are protected.
Contact us to find out more or to arrange a consultation with an experienced motor vehicle claims lawyer in Wodonga.