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Have you been injured in a Road Accident?

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, cyclist or motorbike rider, you may be able to claim compensation if you consider a driver or an owner of a motor vehicle, other than you, was partially or completely at fault for the accident.

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, there is a minefield of strict procedural and time requirements in claiming compensation. Turner Freeman are experts at ensuring compliance with these regulations.

Claiming Compensation

The firm has been acting in claims arising from motor vehicle accident injuries for over 60 years, and has developed a high level of experience and success in those claims.
It is necessary to comply with strict time limits and procedures in making such a claim, otherwise, any rights to claim compensation may be compromised or lost.  As a result, it is recommended that legal advice be obtained promptly following a motor vehicle accident, in order to ensure that all time limits are met.

Initially, an accident notification form needs to be lodged within 28 days of the accident in order to ensure that the insurer of the vehicle allegedly at fault provisionally accepts liability, in which case, it should pay ongoing medical expenses (at least up to $5,000.00).

A full personal injury claim form then needs to be lodged with the relevant insurer within 6 months of the accident.

Types of injuries

The following compensation entitlements are available for injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident:

  1. Non – economic loss (pain and suffering) – only if the injuries are assessed as exceeding 10% whole person impairment in accordance with the Motor Accidents Authority’s guidelines.
  2. Past and future loss of income.
  3. Past and future medical treatment expenses.
  4. Past and future assistance needs – subject to the provision that if the assistance is provided without charge, the need for assistance has to be for over 6 months, and has to be for over 6 hours per week.

Claiming for compensation is easy

  1. Obligation FREE Initial Consultation
  2. No Win – No Fee*
  3. Hospital and home visits are available

Where to find us

Motor Vehicle Claims Lawyers

FAQ

What is the fee policy in motor vehicle claims?

What is the fee policy in motor vehicle claims?

No Win No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers | Turner Freeman NSWFor personal injury claims in the state of New South Wales we act for our clients on a ‘No Win-No Fee’ basis. So in other words unless we recover compensation for our client, we will not charge for our work. Be sure to ask one of our lawyers if you have any questions regarding our fee policy, as conditions do apply.

Are there any time limits?

Are there any time limits?

Yes. There are strict time limits applicable to motor accident claims depending upon your circumstances.

In general, the incident, whether it was a car accident, truck, push bike or motor bike must be reported to the NSW police force within 28 days from the accident; and The Motor Accident Personal Injury Claim Form (MAPICF) must the completed and lodged with the CTP insurer and driver at fault within 6 months from the date of accident.

The Accident Notification Form (ANF) must be completed and lodged with the CTP insurer at fault and driver at fault within 28 days from the accident.

Proceeding must commence in the appropriate Court within 3 years from the date of accident. By failing to adhere to these strict requirements you could jeopardise the success of your case entirety, as leave may not be granted.

I don’t know if my injuries are permanent. Should I contact a lawyer?

I don’t know if my injuries are permanent so should I contact a lawyer?

Yes. The extent and severity of your injuries and disabilities will need to be assessed by a medical provider. Often, the latent effects of an injury do not manifest themselves until 6-12 months time.

By lodging the appropriate claim forms you can start to have your treatment paid and any referrals to specialist including radiology, we will seek prepayment of for you.

Importantly, by lodging your claim with the insurer early, you avoid falling foul of the limitation periods for lodging a claim, so the insurer cannot raise that argument as a bar to you bringing a claim in the future.

What if the accident was 12 months ago and I haven’t reported it or lodged a claim? Can I still pursue my case?

What if the accident was 12 months ago and I haven’t reported it or lodged a claim? Can I still pursue my case?

Yes. If your explanation is considered full and satisfactory by a court and you can illustrate you have acted as quick as possible, then a Court may grant you leave.

But time is of essence and you must act quickly, so that we can prepare the necessary documentation to lodge your late claim. Call Turner Freeman lawyers today on 13 43 63 to book a consultation.

I have been hit by a motor vehicle, but they didn’t stop so I don’t have their details. Can I still pursue my case?

I have been hit by a motor vehicle, but they didn’t stop so I don’t have their details. Can I still pursue my case?

Yes. The claim would be made against the Nominal Defendant Scheme. However, a claim against the Nominal Defendant brings about certain obligations of due search and inquiry. As soon as possible, proper searches need to be conducted to try and locate the vehicle, this can include but not limited to, newspaper advertisements, obtaining details from witness, trying to obtain any CCTV footage and so on. Turner Freeman will assist you with the Due Search and Inquiry obligations on a 'No Win, No Fee' basis.

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