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Motor Vehicle, Injury and Rehabilitation | 13 May 2020

Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers – Your Guide.

If you’ve been injured in an accident in NSW as a driver, passenger or pedestrian, you could be entitled to claim personal injury benefits. Learn how motor vehicle accident lawyers can assist with all motor vehicles accidents including cars, trucks, buses, taxis, motorcycles and bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles.

 

Should I use a motor vehicle accident lawyer?

If you’ve had time off work or any expenses as a result of your motor accident injuries, it’s likely you’re entitled to claim personal injury benefits. And while it’s possible to claim these benefits on your own without the assistance of a lawyer, you should seriously consider talking to a specialist motor vehicle accident lawyer before you lodge your claim.

Some vehicle accident lawyers will give you free advice over the phone and if you decide to use the lawyer, in many cases you can get the CTP insurer to pay your legal fees.

 

Who pays my personal injury benefits?

When you make a successful motor accident injury claim, your personal injury benefits are paid by the CTP insurer of the vehicle that was mostly at fault in the accident. For example, if you were hit from behind by another car and you need time of work and medical treatment for your injuries, the CTP insurer of the car that hit you will pay your expenses. The same applies if you were a passenger, pedestrian or cyclist – it’s the CTP insurer of the at-fault vehicle that pays your benefits. The same insurer also assesses your claim and determines how much compensation you’re entitled to.

This is important to understand, because if you believe the insurer is being unfair to you, motor accident vehicle lawyers can make sure you get your full entitlements.

 

What can I claim for?

Depending on the extent of your injuries, in NSW you may be able to claim for:

  • Past and future lost earnings
  • Medical, treatment and care expenses
  • Pain and suffering

These benefits are paid to you under the NSW CTP insurance scheme. You might need to submit two separate claims to get all of your entitlements – one for personal injury benefits and a second claim for lump sum benefits for more serious injuries. This is one reason why it’s a good idea to speak to a specialist motor vehicle accident lawyer before you lodge any claims and get advice on your full entitlements.

For detailed information on the CTP scheme and what you can claim refer to our CTP Claims Guide, or click on the link below to get free advice from a specialist motor accident lawyer.

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What can a motor vehicle accident lawyer do to help me?

When you apply for personal injury benefits or lump sum compensation, it’s the CTP insurer that will be paying you that assesses your claim and decides how much to pay. If you leave important details out of your application, then it’s possible you’ll miss out on payments you’re entitled to.

The second point to consider is that the insurer’s decision isn’t final – you can dispute it if you think it’s unfair to you.

A motor vehicle accident lawyer can give you the confidence that you’ve claimed everything you’re entitled to and will dispute the insurer’s decision on your behalf if it’s unfair to you. And the good news is there are many situations and disputes where the insurer will pay your legal fees – so you can get a motor vehicle accident lawyer for free.

 

How much does a motor vehicle accident lawyer cost?

For NSW CTP claims, motor vehicle accident lawyers’ fees are regulated. For an overview of what a car accident lawyer in Sydney and NSW can charge please refer to our CTP Claims Guide.

However, you should keep in mind that there are many situations where you can get you legal fees paid by the CTP insurer. For example, if you’re disputing and insurer’s decision over your benefits. When you call a vehicle accident lawyer keep in mind that some lawyers will give you free advice over the phone before you commit to anything – so it makes sense to call and get advice.

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Where can I find the best motor vehicle accident lawyers ins Sydney and NSW?

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

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