The Sydney cosmopolitan area makes up 67% of all car accidents involving injuries in NSW. Being the area where most traffic accidents occur it makes sense that CTP injury compensation claims involving lawyers is highest here. The compensation claims within the Sydney region can be serious but when compared to the rest of NSW, the more serious injuries happen on open highways and country roads outside of Sydney. It is wise to contact car accident lawyers Sydney after a traffic accident.

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Country NSW / Newcastle And The Central Coast

The amount of car accidents in country NSW drops considerably although the seriousness of accidents and the injuries sustained by drivers and passengers dramatically increases. 16% of all car accidents involving a compensation claim on roads happen in country NSW. Followed up by Newcastle and the Central Coast region which make up 10% of car accident compensation claims.

Why Is It Necessary To Make A Claim With Car Accident Lawyers Sydney?

In NSW it is possible to lodge a claim with your CTP insurer. The information you need is:

  • the registration details of the vehicle that was at fault;
  • a police incident report number.

Your insurer can pay your treatment expenses and lost earnings. Treatment expenses are those which are deemed ‘reasonable and necessary’ and ‘related to the injuries caused by the motor accident’.

A time limit of 6 months applies in which an injured individual must bring his/her claim. ‘Out of time’ claims can still be processed. You should contact us immediately (car accident lawyers Sydney) if you think you have an ‘out of time’ car accident compensation claim.

As you can see, whether or not the insurer wants to pay and how much depends on the severity of your injury and legal argument. The difference between compensation results is based on evidence to support your claim and being represented by a respected compensation law firm.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: If you’ve had a motor car accident, stop your vehicle and turn on your hazard lights. Make sure nobody is injured, and if so, call emergency 000 and remain at the scene of the accident. If it’s a minor incident you don’t need to call the police, but move the damaged cars if possible. Never admit responsibility even if you think you were at fault. Collect name, address, registration number and insurance details from the other parties and get witness details if possible.
A: Motor accident compensation claims are normally finalised after you’ve recovered, or your injuries have stabilised. It can take some people longer to recover than others – from days to years – which determines the length of time it can take to finalise a claim. Also, your injuries may not always appear immediately after the accident and can take some time to appear, in some cases, years.

A: In a carpark, anyone driving in the lanes has the right of way, so if you’re the one pulling out of the car space and hit another motor vehicle, you are likely to be the majority at fault in the accident. However, since both cars are moving, both drivers might hold some responsibility. But if you hit a parked car, you are likely at fault.

A: When lodging a claim for compensation after a motor vehicle accident it’s best to do it as soon as possible. However, it isn’t always feasible if you were severely injured and couldn’t file a claim straight away. There are time limits, however, so get someone to call a lawyer at PK Simpson for you to lodge a claim at least within six months of the crash.

A: The length of time you have to make your claim depends on the jurisdiction.

For instance:

  • TPD claims – these may be commenced up to 10 years after you’ve stopped work. TPD claims are very technical and you may have more than one TPD claim.
  • Car accident claims – A personal injury claim form should be filled in and sent to your CTP insurer as early as possible, but must be no later than six months from the date of your accident. HOWEVER, out of time claims may be made. New NSW CTP laws have made it difficult for injured people and many law firms still do not understand how to run new claims under these laws – so call us at PK Simpson Sydney as soon as possible.
  • Workers compensation claims – You should contact a lawyer within six months of the accident. But remember, out of time claims can be handled by PK Simpson Sydney. We can help you get the treatment required to build your claim.
  • Slip ‘n’ fall/occupiers liability claims – Your claim must be lodged usually within three years of the date of your accident.

Medical Negligence – within three years of the date of when the cause of action was discoverable to our client OR 12 years from the time of the act or omission which caused the injury through negligence.

A: At PK Simpson compensation lawyers we operate on a no-win, no-fee basis. However, for detailed information on the legal costs that can be charged for statutory benefits CTP Insurance car accident claims in NSW click on this link.