Motor Vehicle Accident Claim Lawyers
Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers Sydney
If you are injured in a motor accident in NSW, you are entitled to compensation. The extent of compensation depends on the circumstances of the accident, being whether or not you are wholly at fault and the degree of injuries sustained. That is regardless if you had a car accident, truck accident, forklift accident; or you were a driver, passenger, motorbike rider, cyclist or pedestrian.
If you were not wholly at fault and your injuries are not a soft tissue injury, also known as a minor injury, you are also entitled to claim compensation for future loss of income, future medical expenses and also pain and suffering compensation. You may be eligible to make a claim for common law if your injuries are assessed at being greater than 10% whole person impairment.
You are entitled to claim: Compensation to take into account future loss of income and loss of opportunity by way of a lump sum. Amongst other factors, the claim for future loss of income is based on your doctors’ opinions and the doctors’ that our compensation lawyers and the insurer will send you too.
1. Medical expenses as a result of the accident
2. Pain and suffering compensation by way of a payout (if injuries are assessed at being greater than 10% whole person impairment)
How do I claim motor vehicle accident compensation (after 1 December 2017)
- Report the accident to police within 28 days and obtain an ‘Event number’
- Complete an Application for Personal Injury Benefits (click for the form) along with the Medical Certificate which is to be completed by your GP and lodge with the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurer of the vehicle at fault ideally within 28 days however the time limit is 3 months. However, if you lodge the form after 28 days you may not be able to receive back pay for time off work since the date of the accident to the date you lodge the form. If your injury is a soft tissue injury then there is no further process to follow.
- Contact our Sydney compensation lawyers to determine if you are eligible to make a common law claim which entitles you to a lump sum payment to include for wages and medical expenses beyond 6 months in addition to compensation for pain and suffering. You have 3 years to make a common law claim
Am I entitled to make a claim for common law?
If your injury is not deemed a soft tissue injury and you are not wholly at fault, then yes. Examples of injuries that are not soft tissue injuries are fractures, spinal injuries with radiculopathy, scarring, lacerations, injury to nerves, rupture of tendons, ligaments, menisci or cartilage. For psychological injuries, an example is a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder. You can contact our highly experienced compensation senior lawyers to assist you in determining your eligibility to make a common law claim. If you are entitled to make a common law claim, your pain and suffering, effects of the accidents on your life, age and disabilities will be taken into account. The maximum awardable amount of compensation for pain and suffering as in 2017 was $521,000.
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Frequently Asked Questions for Motor Accidents Compensation
There is no clear-cut schedule or law the notes how much one should receive compensation for depending on the circumstances. It is dependent on the circumstances, the evidence and the way in which your claim is made. In other words, it is discretionary which means it is very important to have the right compensation lawyer managing your claim. You should consider working with a senior motor accident lawyer to ensure the success of your motor accident claim.
Why choose Withstand Lawyers?
The team at at Withstand Lawyers can assist you to get you the maximum compensation possible in the best approach. You can meet our friendly motor accident compensation lawyers in Sydney and Parramatta. Our fees are on a No Win No Fee basis meaning that you do not pay any money out of pocket for our legal fees. It also means that if we do not get you compensation then you do not pay for our legal fees. Call us on 1800 952 898 or fill the form to get professional advice.
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