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Car Accident Lawyers Guide.

If you’re thinking about making a CTP claim in NSW, you should consider how car accident lawyers could assist you with your claim. This guide will help you understand when you need a lawyer, how they work and how to choose the best car accident lawyer to suit your needs.

Car Accident Lawyer Reviewing Document.

Do you need a lawyer after a car accident?

It’s possible to lodge your own claim form without using a car accident lawyer. However, it’s important to understand that if you leave out important details in your application it can significantly reduce the benefits you will receive. A car accident lawyer can advise you on how to make sure you claim everything you’re entitled to and some will provide free advice over the phone.

Once you’ve lodged your claim, if you decide to dispute the insurer’s decision or claim an additional lump sum payment, then you can use a car accident lawyer and in most cases the insurer will pay their fees.

There are some “unpaid” disputes where a lawyer isn’t allowed to charge for their time. For “paid disputes”, however, the CTP scheme specifies how much the lawyer can charge, and all legal fees are paid by the insurer, so you won’t have to pay anything. To learn more about your entitlements read our car accident claims guide.

What can a car accident lawyer do for me?

Getting a car accident lawyer to help you with your CTP claim can dramatically increase the benefits you receive, and there are many situations where you can get your lawyer’s fees paid by the insurer.

Here are some ways a car accident lawyer can help you:

How do you choose the best car accident lawyers?

Here are five questions to help you choose the best car accident lawyer for your claim:

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How much do car accident lawyers charge?

For NSW CTP claims, lawyers’ fees are regulated. Here’s an overview of what a car accident lawyer in Sydney and NSW can charge:


If you’re disputing the insurer’s decision over your benefits, it’s important to understand there are two types of disputes – paid disputes and unpaid disputes.

Medical reports

For some disputes you’ll need a medical report to provide supporting evidence – for example, if you’re disputing the definition of your injury as a threshold (minor) injury.

Lump sum claims

If you’re applying for a lump sum, there’s a schedule of fixed fees a lawyer can be paid to assist you for claims up to $75,000.

Where can I find the best car accident lawyers in Sydney and NSW?

Law Partners Personal Injury Lawyers is Australia’s largest specialist personal injury compensation law firm, with a number of specialist car accident lawyers. They have 15 offices across Sydney and NSW.

Car accident lawyers in NSW – show me a car accident lawyer near me.

Tanja Maksimovic

Managing Solicitor

An accredited specialist in personal injury law, backed by over 10 years’ experience in assisting injured Australians receive everything they’re entitled to with their motor accident claim.

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