MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT INJURY CLAIMS

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MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT INJURY CLAIMS IN NSW

If you had a car accident that was not your fault, you need to seek advice from our motor vehicle accident injury compensation lawyers. Under the new scheme, a person who was injured in a car accident will receive statutory benefits for wage loss, medical treatment, funeral expenses. The timeframe of 28 days will ensure that you are paid weekly payments from the date of accident. You might lose some of your weekly payments if you submit the claim within 3 months of the MVA. In some instances you can claim common law damages for the injuries suffered in a car accident. The compensation would not be payable if claimants committed serious driving offences: negligent driving, hit and run, refusing to provide breath test, driving at a speed, under influence of alcohol or drugs.

COSTS EXPLAINED

Car accident compensation scheme covers injured people, even if the car at fault was unregistered or could not be located after a 'hit and run' motor vehicle accident.

City Lawyers and Consultants will work in all compensation claims on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, this means that we DO NOT require you to pay ANY up-front fees to pursue personal injury compensation claims.

We do not charge our legal fees until your claim is successful. At the conclusion of the claim, the insurer is likely to pay the majority of the costs and disbursements (or all of them in some cases).

Please note our fee structure in personal injury matters complies with those recommended by the Law Society of NSW costs/fees disclosure.

TIME FRAME

There is a time-frame to lodge car accident injury claims and you need to act fast. If the claim is accepted, the Insurer will pay or reimburse you for your medical treatment.

If MVA happened on or after 1 December 2017, you could claim weekly payments, medical treatment expenses, funeral expenses, compensation (financial support) for relatives and in some cases common law damages.

Claims for damages must be made within 3 years of the date of the MVA. If your injuries are 10% or less ‘whole person impairment’, you must make your claim between 20 months and 3 years after the MVA.

If your injuries are more than 10% ‘whole person impairment, you can make the claim any time.

COMPESATION CLAIMS

If MVA happened before 1 December 2017, you could claim medical treatment expenses, pain and suffering (depending on the severity of your injuries), care and assistance (both paid care and care received from family members) and loss of wages.

If MVA happened on or after 1 December 2017, you could claim weekly payments, medical treatment expenses, funeral expenses, compensation (financial support) for relatives and in some cases common law damages.