Motor Vehicle Claims
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What can we do for your motor vehicle claim?
In NSW if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident and you were the driver, passenger or a pedestrian not at fault, then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation under the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017. The law also allows family members to claim a specific type of compensation in circumstances were they may have lost a loved one in a fatal motor vehicle accident.
Strict Time Limits
The law in NSW governing compensation claims sustained in a motor vehicle accident is very complex and difficult to navigate without legal assistance. More importantly the legislation imposes strict time limits by which injured persons must attend to things or risk their claim being rejected.
Some crucial time limits to be mindful of include the following:
- You must report a motor vehicle accident and injuries sustained within 48 hours of the accident occurring.
- You must lodge a claim form with the CTP Insurer within 3 months from the date of accident.
- You must commence Court Proceedings within 3 years from the date of the accident.
For accidents occurring after 2017, if a CTP claim has been lodged with the insurer within 3 months from the date of accident and the insurer has accepted liability for the accident on behalf of their insured driver, their claim will generally proceed through the Claims Assessment Resolution Service, even if outside of the 3 year time limit!
At Veritas we recommend that you contact our experienced Solicitorsfor advice as soon as possible following a motor vehicle accident.
Motor vehicle accident compensation law is complex and it is important to act as soon as possible following an accident. If you are suffering from a car accident injury and have further questions about seeking compensation call 131 LAW or email one of our expert compensation lawyers today.