Motor vehicle accident lawyers and injury claims

Commonly asked questions about motor vehicle accident claims:

Each state has its own set of compensation laws which vary slightly from one another.

Different states have varying time limits for making motor vehicle accident claims, and time limits also vary depending on what type of claim you are making. If you are making an Accident Notification Claim for up to $5000 to cover your medical expenses, you must lodge your claim with the CTP insurer of the other driver within 28 days of the accident occurring. If you are in NSW and are making a personal injury claim for expenses exceeding $5000, or a treatment time exceeding six months, then this must be done within six months of the accident occurring.

In NSW, if you were at fault in the accident, you may still be able to claim an early payment of $5000 to cover medical expenses and loss in earnings. In addition, you may also be entitled to receive support from the NSW’s Lifetime Care and Support Authority if you have suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident – regardless of whether you were at fault or not.

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