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A more personal approach to your pedestrian injury claim.
Being injured as a pedestrian is something you never expect. But when it does happen, you need the right support.
We’ve helped thousands of injured pedestrians get compensation, but we understand your situation is unique, and you’re different from every one of them. Getting you more compensation starts with building a personal relationship with you, to truly understand your situation.
There’s no cost to speak to a pedestrian accident lawyer, tell your side of the story, and find out how much you can claim.
What can I claim for a pedestrian accident injury?
Pedestrian accident injuries are often classified as above threshold, which means your benefits could extend to 24 months and beyond, and you might be entitled to significant lump sums.
|1. Threshold injury||
|2. Above threshold injury||
|3. Above threshold injury over 10% permanent impairment||
It’s vital that your injuries and their impact on your life are thoroughly assessed, and that’s where the right pedestrian accident lawyer makes a big difference. We win over 99% of our cases and pride ourselves in winning more compensation.
*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.
How we can help you.
Here are three ways our pedestrian injury lawyers can get more compensation for you:
You’re in safe hands with Law Partners.
Your pedestrian 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 MaksimovicManaging Solicitor
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.
Lydia WheatleyManaging Solicitor
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.
Minaa MohmandSenior Associate
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.
Roger FirthGeneral 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.
Gillian PottsSpecial 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.
Bill CorteseManaging 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.
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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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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Frequently asked questions.
You must make your pedestrian accident compensation 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.
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 pedestrian compensation 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)||
|Above threshold (fractures, organ damage)||
It’s important to remember that compensation after a pedestrian accident also depends on the extent of your losses (such as lost income). Here’s a summary of pedestrian accident compensation entitlements:
|Above threshold injury||
|Above threshold injury over 10% permanent impairment||
To get an estimate of your pedestrian accident compensation NSW entitlements you can use this compensation calculator.
*Based on SIRA Open Data, December 2022.
**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.
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.
- Lump sum payouts for above threshold physical injuries are for more serious injuries like fractures. They also include nerve injuries, injuries that require surgery, brain injuries and scarring.
- Lump sum payouts for above threshold psychological or psychiatric injuries cover diagnosed psychological or psychiatric illnesses such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as a range of others.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers are highly skilled at winning lump sum settlements, and we win over 99% of our cases.
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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.
Do I have a case?
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