Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
Located right here on the Central Coast, our Compensation Lawyers have over 45 combined years experience in helping people who have been injured in a car accident get the compensation they are entitled to.
Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation
If you are injured in a car accident you may be entitled to receive compensation.
Is there a time limit?
Yes claims should be lodged within 6 months from the date of the accident. BUT If there are good reasons why you haven’t done so you may still be able to make a claim even if you have missed the six month limitation period. Contact us for further details.
What is a motor vehicle accident?
It may sound like an obvious question but motor vehicle accident claim can be made in a much wider range of situation that your standard vehicle to vehicle accident or vehicle to pedestrian. A motor vehicle accident includes:
- A near miss e.g. swerving to avoid an accident;
- The use a motor vehicle as a weapon e.g. threatening or pretending to hit you with it;
- A vehicle running out of control;
- Collisions involving; cars, buses, motorcycles; trucks; motorised scooters and pedestrians.
When can a claim be made?
- A claim can be made even when there is no one at fault. This is known as a ‘blameless accident’.
- A claim can be made even when the driver of the motor vehicle is unregistered or cannot be identified. This is known as making a claim against the ‘nominal defendant’.
- Whenever you are injured in an accident that is not your fault.
What type of injuries can be compensated?
- Physical Injuries
- Psychological/Psychiatric Injuries
What compensation will I be entitled to?
Depending on the nature and extent of your injuries to you may be entitled to compensation for the cost of:
- Past and future medical treatment;
- Past and future loss of earnings including superannuation;
- Past and future domestic assistance; and
- Pain and suffering.
Will I have to go to court?
- In most cases we can help you negotiate a settlement with the insurer outside of court.
- Most motor vehicle accidents in New South Wales are governed by the Claims Assessment and Resolution Service (CARS) and the Medical Assessment Service (MAS).
- It is only in rare cases where there are issues relating to who is at fault that the matter will need to be resolved by a court.