If you have been seriously injured, you need to take steps immediately will protect you and your loved ones.
1. Contact the proper authorities, such as the police.
2. Note names of witnesses and people involved in the accident.
3. Go see your family doctor about your injury.
4. Record the names of all doctors and health care professionals who participate in your care in relation to your accident. Remember to include the dates of your visits.
5. Keep receipts of all expenses related to your accident, such as medication, replacement clothing, and assistive devices.
6. Caregivers, such as family members or friends, should record their time spent participating in your care. A diary containing the date, name of person providing assistance, type of assistance and time taken is most helpful.
7. Collect any insurance information that you may have rights to claim against, such as auto insurance, accident insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, income protection insurance, etc.
8. Be aware: Anything you say to your insurer could be used against you in determining your entitlement to benefits. Speak to a legal specialist first.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident in New South Wales, there are time restrictions on making a claim.
• Within 6 months of the date of your accident you must submit a Motor Accident Personal Injury Claim Form.
• Within 3 years of the date of your accident you must commence proceedings in your claim.
Significant improvements in road safety have been made in New South Wales yet motor vehicle accidents are still a common occurrence. Motor vehicle accidents can have serious long-term consequences for the injured person and their family, which is why NSW Compensation Lawyers has a team of specialists who can assist you in making a motor vehicle accident claim. Motor vehicle accidents can affect all road users from drivers and passengers to pedestrians, cyclists and bus users.
At NSW Compensation lawyers we act with conviction to achieve the best outcome for your motor vehicle accident claim. We are renowned for our understanding of the issues affecting you and your family. Above all, we put you first.
Our specialists at NSW Compensation Lawyers have both the knowledge and experience to obtain the compensation that you are entitled to.
Due to your injuries you may well have other immediate concerns about your long-term wellbeing, your job and your finances. In conjunction with your motor accident claim, our specialists can also assist you in recovering compensation for additional expenses or losses that you have incurred. You will have access to all the advice and assistance that you require.
Our specialists have incomparable experience in all aspects of motor vehicle accident claims, including:
• complex multi-vehicle crashes
• accidents involving pedestrians
• whiplash claims
• claims involving serious brain and spinal injuries
• uninsured driver claims
• accidents involving cyclists
• accidents involving children
• public transport claims
• claims by passengers
• hit and run cases
• motorbike claims.
Our legal specialists will apply for interim payments, where possible, to assist with the financial burden and any medical treatment you may require during your recovery.
If you, or a family member, are injured in a motor vehicle accident you need to speak with a personal injury lawyer about your legal rights and entitlements. Our personal injury specialists can assist you in obtaining the benefits or compensation to which you may be entitled.
Under the motor accident legislation both the insurer and the insured person are obliged to act in good faith in their dealings with each other. The legislation is designed to provide expeditious payment of benefits. To provide for fair and just settlement of dispute mechanisms are in place such as deadlines, bilateral obligations and the requirement of timely responses.
After a motor vehicle accident it is essential that an injured person recover damages proportional to their losses. At NSW Compensation Lawyers our motor vehicle accident specialists determine the cost of our clients’ injuries in terms of future medical treatment, physiotherapy, medical equipment, prescription medication, attendant care and loss of earnings.
We project your costs based on evidence using cost data gathered from experts and insurance companies. Our specialists also ensure any medical or other benefits you are eligible to receive are activated in order to provide the financial support you need while you recover.
NSW Compensation lawyers represent clients suffering from injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents including:
• head trauma
• spinal cord injuries
• wrongful death.
Our specialists have handled hundreds of motor vehicle accident cases where people have been seriously injured. We assess what your case is worth and negotiate settlement on your behalf. We also prepare your case for court where a settlement is not possible because the final settlement offered is insufficient. We will be ready to go. Better settlement offers tend to be made when the other side realises that you are ready and serious about taking the case to court.
Victims of motor vehicle accidents obtain accident benefits through the CTP insurer for the vehicle at fault. The insurance legislation obligates both the insurer and the insured person to act in good faith when dealing with each other. The system is designed to provide for the payment of benefits in an expeditious manner. Deadlines, obligations and timely responses are mechanisms put in place to achieve this.
Poor communication, withheld information, unreasonable actions, missed limitation periods and unfair practices can all lead to friction between an insurance company and the insured person. Claimants can then frequently become involved in the dispute resolution process. This includes mediation, arbitration and litigation.
The specialists at NSW Compensation Lawyers have taken many cases through this forum. We resolve issues that include the interpretation of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999, limitation periods, dealings with Assessments, accessing timely and complete medical assessments.
NSW Compensation Lawyers is also familiar with the processes and procedures in dealing with the Nominal Defendant. The Nominal Defendant provides compensation for personal injury or property damage to victims involved with uninsured, unidentified drivers including accidents involving stolen vehicles.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a road accident as a pedestrian and someone else was at fault, then NSW Compensation Lawyers can assist you in making a claim for compensation.
As our roads become ever busier the number of pedestrian accidents continues to rise and pedestrians, particularly children, are among the most vulnerable road users.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a road accident as a pedestrian and someone else was at fault, NSW Compensation Lawyers can assist you in making a claim for pedestrian injury compensation – even if you have no recollection of what happened.
At NSW Compensation Lawyers we work tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for your claim. We understand the issues affecting you and your family due to pedestrian injury and we know what action to take.
Our personal injury specialists offer the highest level of professionalism, dedication and expertise.
Above all, we put your interests first.
While contacting a lawyer might seem like a big step, at NSW Compensation Lawyers we understand the real impact of personal injury. Our personal injury specialists have the skills, tools and experience to pursue a successful claim with ease and it starts with your first free consultation.