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If a car accident injury is causing you financial stress, car accident compensation could be your lifeline.

Our car accident lawyers ask more questions and get to know you personally. It’s how we spot the things others don’t, so you get more compensation.

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Car accident injury claims – what you need to know.

If you’re injured in a car accident as a driver or passenger, you can claim compensation to cover your losses, even if you were at fault. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycle riders injured in accidents with cars can also claim.

You’ll need to submit your application for personal injury benefits within 28 days of the accident to get your wages back-paid to the accident date. The final deadline for your application is three months from the accident.

The CTP insurer of the vehicle that was mostly at fault will assess your claim, and your injuries will be classified as being threshold (minor) or above threshold based on a medical assessment. This classification has a major impact on your entitlements, and whether you can claim lump sums.

If important details about your injuries are overlooked, you could miss out on lump sums you’re entitled to, and these can be significant. We’ll match you with a specialist car accident lawyer, build a personal relationship with you and your family, and look beyond your obvious injuries to claim everything you’re entitled to. This can make a big difference to the amount of compensation you receive.


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Our car accident lawyers are here to help you with:

Free advice before you submit your claim.

To get your full entitlements, it’s critical that your car injury claim is submitted correctly, and that your injuries are properly assessed on your certificate of fitness.


Help if you disagree with the insurer’s liability notice.

If the insurer has classified your injuries as threshold (minor) injuries, but you disagree with the decision, we can review it for you and provide free legal advice on your options.


Claiming a lump sum settlement.

If your injuries are above threshold and you weren’t at fault in the accident, it’s very likely you can claim a lump sum settlement, and these lump sums can be substantial. Our car accident lawyers are highly skilled at winning lump sum settlements, and we win over 99% of our cases.


What can I claim?

If you were at fault in the accident, you can claim car accident compensation for up to 12 months.* If you weren’t at fault, your benefits could extend to 24 months and beyond, and you might be entitled to significant lump sums.

Category Entitlements
Threshold injury
  • Income support, medical and home care expenses for up to 12 months.*
Above threshold injury
  • Income support, medical and home care expenses that can extend beyond 24 months if there is a claim for damages.
  • A lump sum for past and future lost income.
Above threshold injury over 10% permanent impairment
  • An additional lump sum for pain and suffering.

It’s vital that your injuries and their impact on your life are thoroughly assessed, and that’s where our car accident lawyers can make a big difference to your claim. Call 13 15 15 for free advice on how to make sure you get your full entitlements.

*Note: if you were at fault and your accident happened prior to 1 April 2023, your income support, medical, and home care expenses will be limited to six months.


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We’ll explain how we can claim all your car accident compensation and give you our ‘no win no fee’ guarantee. You decide if you want to proceed – there’s no obligation.


You’re in safe hands with Law Partners.

Your car accident lawyer is backed by a team of specialists including paralegals, medico-legal experts, forensic accountants and barristers. Your team will work hard for you, check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case. You’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

Tanja Maksimovic is a Managing Solicitor at Law Partners. Her practice areas are Personal Injury and Motor Accident Injury law.

Tanja Maksimovic

Practice Group Leader

My professional approach is to establish open and honest communication with every client in order to build trust. I want every client to have confidence in me that I’ll do whatever it takes to ensure they receive maximum compensation.

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Lydia Wheatley is a Managing Solicitor at Law Partners. Her practice area is Motor Accident Injury and Personal Injury.

Lydia Wheatley

Practice Group Leader

The best thing about being a personal injury solicitor is also the thing that drives and motivates me to be the best I can be and that’s the opportunity and ability to positively change the life of someone in need.

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Minaa Mohmand is a Senior Associate at Law Partners. Her speciality practice area is motor accident injury.

Minaa Mohmand

General Counsel

A great personal injury Solicitor will exhaust every avenue possible to maximise a client’s compensation entitlements. This is the Solicitor I strive to be for every one of my clients.

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Roger Firth is a General Counsel at Law Partners. His practice areas are Medical Negligence, Motor Accident, Public Liability and Workers Compensation.

Roger Firth

General Counsel

Injured Australians seeking compensation deserve a thorough solicitor. And a thorough solicitor is someone who never cuts corners and will properly map out the road to collecting the right evidence to give their client the best chance of achieving an ultimate outcome.

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Gillian Potts is a special counsel at Law Partners. She specialises in medical negligence, motor accident injury, public liability and workers compensation.

Gillian Potts

Special Counsel

Being a calm-natured and patient person, I find that the best way to help my clients with their claims is to first focus on listening to them and understanding their needs, and then set about fulfilling those needs and exceeding their expectations.

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Bill Cortese is a Managing Solicitor at Law Partners. He specialises in motor accident injury, public liability and TPD.

Bill Cortese

Managing Solicitor

As Managing Solicitor, I pride myself on being an expert communicator and a resourceful negotiator. These are the attributes necessary to turn a good outcome into an optimal outcome.

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Sarah Starnovsky is a Solictor at Law Partners. Her practice area is motor accident injury.

Sarah Starnovsky

Associate

I always look to establish a strong rapport with the client from the opening meeting to ensure they feel comfortable expressing any concerns or questions going forward. It’s so important that my clients know from the outset that there’s no such thing as a silly question.

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We’re rated 4.9 from 1095 reviews on Google.

Law Partners are the best. Throughout, Tanja Maksimovic, and team Jessica Terre, and Sarah Starnovsky, were clear they knew how to get the best outcome for me, and I was confident in them without hesitation. This was about compensation for injuries in an MVA. My heartfelt thanks. I recommend them 100%.

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What can I say? Absolutely amazing support and results from Lydia and her team at Law Partners. Dealing with an accident claim since 2019 and have had nothing but the best service.

I’d like to thank Lydia and the team for going above and beyond through the whole process of the claim. This will definitely help with the process of getting back on track with life after a traumatic accident.

Thank you again.

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I would like to thank Law Partners for all their help and support through out my claim. Every member of Law Partners from start to finish were so helpful, and went above and beyond keeping me updated and well informed of any changes.

Very professional team that kept my best interest and what would be best for me at all times in mind. Cannot thank them enough; would highly recommend them in an instant.

Made me feel like part of their family. Thanks for everything again guys.

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I really appreciate what Tanja and her team have done in taking my case, in supporting me in my difficult times and in encouraging me when I was down emotionally. I wouldn’t be able to go through the claim process without the help of Law Partners.

They’ve gone beyond my expectation. Their effort is greatly appreciated.

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Law Partners Sydney is the most professional law firm I have ever dealt with. They are extremely diligent and have their clients best interest in all that they do. I could not recommend them enough.

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Gillian and her team were fantastic to deal with from day 1. They stay in constant contact with me and kept me informed of the steps and progress.

Got the outcome I was hoping for. I highly recommend Law Partners.

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I am very pleased with the services provided by Law Partners and would highly recommend their service. Minaa and Vicky are incredibly professional and are ready to go beyond expectations. Thank you very much.

Minaa is an incredible Lawyer with patience and compassion and always has a sense of urgency in responding to queries. Communication was always clear and professional and I have always felt looked after.

Initially I was hesitant to go down a legal matter but my experience with Law Partners has made me feel very supported. Minaa and Vicky have worked hard to ensure a best possible outcome on my behalf to settle my case. I am very grateful for all the efforts made from the team and a special thank you to Minaa and Vicky.

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One of the best lawyers in every aspect. only a phone call away whenever you need. Special thanks to Bill Cortese and his team.

Highly recommended.

Taran Sandhu gave Law Partners a
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I would highly recommend Law Partners to assist anyone with their compensation claim, I was represented by Ben Cortese and one of the paralegals, Allisa.

I was beyond happy with Ben and Allisa’s amazing professionalism and dedication in achieving the best possible outcome for my case, as I was involved in a serious car accident which left me with a broken nose and emotional trauma, they were there to guide me at every step of the way and supported me throughout the whole process, an absolutely amazing team.

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I would like to thank you for the outstanding professionalism at Law Partners. From the receptionists to secretaries and of course the lawyers were all very helpful and overall I am very pleased with the outcome of my case so I highly recommend Law Partners.

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My family and I would like to thank the Law Partners team for their valuable support during a difficult time for us. They were always willing to help and kept us updated throughout the whole claims process. We couldn’t have achieved such a great outcome without Law Partners on our side.

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Thank you and all your staff for the help you have provided in these trying times. I was feeling pretty negative about my future but after my first meeting with my lawyer I knew I had someone on my side who really wanted to help me. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending you to anyone who needs your services.

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I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Law Partners for their services. The outcome was excellent and right from the first meeting to the last, Law Partners made the whole process feel seamless and effortless! I was pretty uncertain at first choosing a lawyer but so glad I chose Law Partners.

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I just wanted to say thank you for everything Law Partners have done for my family and I over the last 18 or so months. Thank you so much for handling our case with the utmost professionalism and thank you for always being just a phone call or email away to answer our questions and give us a great result.

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Frequently asked questions.

According to SIRA (the State Insurance Regulatory Authority), in the 12 months to June 2023, there were 11,666 motor accident injury claims reported in NSW and $1.14 billion was paid out in benefits and lump sums. That’s $97,760 paid out for every new claim reported.*

The amount of car accident compensation that you can claim depends on the extent of your injuries, which will be classified as ‘threshold’ or ‘above threshold’. The following table outlines the difference:

Physical Injury Classification Examples
Threshold (soft tissue injuries)
  • Muscle strain without tears
  • Sore back
  • Whiplash
Above threshold (fractures, organ damage)
  • Broken arm
  • Head or brain injury
  • Injuries that require surgery

It’s important to remember that compensation after a car accident also depends on the extent of your losses (such as lost income). Here’s a summary of car accident compensation entitlements:

Category Entitlements
Threshold injury
  • Income support, medical and home care expenses for up to 12 months.**
Above threshold injury
  • Income support, medical and home care. expenses that can extend beyond 24 months if there is a claim for damages.
  • A lump sum for past and future lost income.
Above threshold injury over 10% permanent impairment
  • An additional lump sum for pain and suffering.

To get an estimate of your car accident compensation NSW entitlements you can use this compensation calculator.

*Based on SIRA Open Data, July 2023.

**Note: if you were at fault and your accident happened prior to 1 April 2023, your income support, medical, and home care expenses will be limited to six months.

A no win no fee lawyer offers to run your case for you and only get paid when you win. If you choose the right lawyer, it’s an excellent option that allows you to pursue your claim without any risk, but it’s important to check the lawyer’s costs agreement to fully understand what’s covered. With some no win no fee lawyers you can still end up having to pay thousands of dollars in disbursements if your case is unsuccessful. This is because their no win no fee agreements cover their professional fees but not the costs they incur. At Law Partners, our no win no fee, no disbursements guarantee covers all our costs and disbursements as well as our professional fees, so you can pursue your claim with peace of mind.

You should make your car injury claim within 28 days to be eligible for income loss from the date of the accident. The final claim lodgement date is three months from the accident, although this can be extended in certain circumstances.

If your car accident compensation benefits are being cut off by the CTP insurer, there could be a few reasons why:

  • The insurer has determined that you’re no longer entitled to receive benefits as you’re capable of returning to work or your injuries have resolved.
  • Your injuries were assessed as threshold injuries, and you’ve reached the twelve-month limit for personal injury benefits.
  • Your injuries were assessed as above threshold, and you’ve reached the maximum weekly payment period.

There are two steps you can take to dispute an insurer’s decision to cut off your benefits:

  1. Request an Insurer Internal Review (IIR)

If you request an IIR, it means you disagree with the insurer’s decision to reduce or cut off your benefits and you’re asking them to review your case file again. The letter you receive from the insurer will outline their reasons for cutting you off. You need to address each one of these reasons in your request for an IIR.

  1. Escalate the dispute to the Personal Injury Commission (PIC)

In most circumstances you need to request an IIR before you can take your matter to the PIC. The PIC will assist in one of two ways:

  • Facilitate the understanding of issues between insurer and injured persons to mutually resolve these disputes.
  • Arrange an independent and binding decision by an expert assessor.

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Why should I choose Law Partners?

Caring for our clients drives everything we do – that’s why thousands of Australians every year choose Law Partners.

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