Many people who are involved in a motor accident don't know that if they have been injured in that accident they may be entitled to claim motor vehicle accident compensation for their injuries.
When you choose our Australian personal injury lawyers to represent your best interests in a motor vehicle accident case, you will be treated with respect and benefit from our lawyers’ strong reputations as experts in motor accident compensation law.
Our personal injury solicitors specialise in handling motor accident compensation claims in the following States and Territories:
Free legal advice and No Win No Fee representation is available by calling our legal team or by completing the online Contact Form.
Most motor accident compensation schemes in Australia are based on a fault system, and generally cover accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, taxis, trains, trams and buses. Injured passengers, drivers and pedestrians are able to lodge a claim for compensation.
Compensation for personal injury is generally paid for by the Compulsory Third Party insurer. In cases involving serious injuries, a common law action for damages may be possible.
Depending on which State the accident occurred, the injured party (claimant) may be entitled to compensation for:
Strict time limits apply when making compensation claims, so you should not delay in seeking legal advice. Time limits vary between States. Our legal team can advise you of the time limit applicable to your situation.
In Victoria, motor accident compensation claims are generally referred to as “TAC claims”. The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) is the Victorian government authority which pays benefits for people injured in motor vehicle accidents. Compensation under the TAC scheme will be paid to an injured person regardless of fault. Common law compensation is available if negligence is proven and if a person has suffered a “serious injury.”
In South Australia, Allianz is currently the sole insurance company acting on behalf of the Motor Accident Commission for all motor accident claims. This scheme is a fault-based system which means that the injured person must prove that their injuries were caused by somebody else’s negligence, in order to be able to claim compensation. In South Australia, motor accident claims are generally referred to as “Motor Accident Commission Claims”.
All personal injury claims resulting from motor vehicle accidents that involve a Western Australian registered vehicle are managed by the Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA). The relevant legislation is the Motor Vehicle (Third Party Insurance) Act 1943. To make a claim, you must be able to establish that the driver or owner of a motor vehicle (other than you) was at fault, whether completely or in part.
Motor vehicle accidents that involve an ACT registered vehicle are handled by a third party insurer, the NRMA. Any claim brought against a driver of an ACT registered vehicle is a claim brought against the NRMA. The Australian Capital Territory operates on a fault based scheme.
We recommend that all injured persons seek the advice of a motor accident compensation solicitor prior to lodging a claim.
The benefits of having a solicitor represent your interests are numerous. Our specialist motor accident compensation solicitors:
If you have already lodged a claim, and your claim has been denied, or you disagree with the amount of benefits you are being paid, you should still seek legal advice.
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