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.

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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:

  1. A near miss e.g. swerving to avoid an accident;
  2. The use a motor vehicle as a weapon e.g. threatening or pretending to hit you with it;
  3. A vehicle running out of control;
  4. 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.

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