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    Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Claims

    There are hundreds of motor vehicle accident ‘black spots’ on major highways and intersections in New South Wales where people have died or been injured and needed motor vehicle accident compensation. An accident blackspot is an area on a major highway, road or intersection that has been earmarked as highly prone to crashes and where accidents have been concentrated.

    Black spots are recognised as sudden sharp bends, corners, intersections hidden by trees in leafy city suburbs or towns, and concealed or poor regulation warning signs. Sydney has at least 100 or more, and some are the worst in NSW. These sites include the M4 freeway on-ramps at Silverwater Road in Auburn, and Woodville Road in Parramatta, the Five Ways roundabout at Miranda, and the Nine Ways roundabout at Kingsford – plus many others.

    If you’ve suffered a personal injury in a vehicle accident in any of the major road intersections, or anywhere in Sydney or NSW and incurred financial losses and medical bills, call PK Simpson specialist motor vehicle accident (MVA) lawyers today to discuss your eligibility to claim motor vehicle accident compensation in NSW.

    We Can Help You Claim Compensation For Major Highway &
    Intersection Road Accidents in NSW

    Our expert motor vehicle accident compensation lawyers at PK Simpson can help victims who have had major road intersection accidents on highways and roads in NSW. Some of the black spot accident intersections on major include:

    • Hume Highway, Liverpool
    • M4 Motorway, Parramatta
    • Princes Highway, Rockdale
    • Epping Road, North Ryde
    • Pacific Highway, Chatswood
    • Richmond Road, Marsden Park
    • Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills
    • Victoria Road, West Ryde
    • M4 Motorway, Silverwater
    • King Georges Road, Beverly Hills

    What To Do If You’ve Been in a Major Road Accident in NSW

    Even a minor motor vehicle accident in NSW can raise legal issues about who was at fault for damage to individuals or property. As a driver you should follow the advice below:

    • The process involves getting the other driver’s details – name and address, phone number, car registration number, their insurance company.
    • If the accident is major, do the above and call the NSW police but never admit you were at fault. If it’s a minor accident, report it to the police and get a report number for a possible NSW insurance claim for a compensation payout.
    • Have a medical checkup even if you believe your injuries are minor – shock can conceal the severity of whiplash for instance, which might not reveal itself for months.
    • Call your insurance company and make a claim.
    • Lodge your claim within three months after the accident, or within 28 days if you wish to claim ‘back pay’ for loss of earnings.
    • Get witness statements, names and phone numbers.
    • Call PK Simpson lawyers in Sydney, NSW.

    How to Know If You’re Eligible For Compensation

    If you have been injured in a car crash in NSW, you may be able to make a motor accident compensation claim for personal injury under the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) scheme. Your eligibility for compensation will depend on your injury’s diagnosis.

    Minor Injuries:

    In NSW, if you are deemed to have a minor injury, that assessment will mean you are likely to recover well after treatment, independently manage your symptoms with some support, and return to your usual work or other activities within a short time. The two types of minor injury are soft tissue and minor psychiatric or psychological injury.

    Major Injuries:

    According to SIRA, major injuries in NSW include spinal cord damage, multiple amputations, brain injuries, blindness and major burns. If you’re unsure about your level of injury, check with your lawyers. Call PK Simpson MVA lawyers today on 1300 757 467.

    Claims You May Be Eligible For

    If you’ve sustained an injury in a motor vehicle accident in NSW, you may be eligible without lodging a form for an immediate compensation payout of up to $5,000 for your loss of earnings and medical expenses. The Australian Medical Association provides a list of medical and service fees and these are the maximum amount the insurer has to pay.

    You may be eligible for payments for past loss of earnings after six months if the $5,000 sum allows, but the first priority in cases of injury compensation is a payout for your medical expenses so you’re back on your feet.

    Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Claims Process

    The motor vehicle accident claim process is as follows:

    • Report the accident to the Police within 28 days otherwise it may affect your claim.
    • Make sure you get the registration number and other details from the other driver.
    • Find out who the other driver has their CTP insurance with.
    • If you can’t find this information, call CTP Assist on 1300 656 919 and you will be given) name of a vehicle’s CTP insurer provided you
    • can provide the car’s registration number.

    Call PK Simpson specialist MVA lawyers for advice and assistance on 1300 757 467 to help you fill in a personal injury claim form and send it to the CTP insurer of the at-fault vehicle.

    Looking to Dispute Your Insurer’s Decision? We Can Help

    If your insurer or that of the at-fault vehicle has decided to not grant you the benefits you believe you deserve after your motor accident, don’t despair. That may not be the end of your claim, so call PK Simpson lawyers on 1300 757 467 as soon as possible. Your insurer’s decision may be disputed although you only have 28 days in which to do so, therefore time is of the essence.

    How PK Simpson Can Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve

    The expert lawyers at PK Simpson have helped hundreds of people in NSW receive the compensation they deserve after an injury caused by major and minor motor vehicle accidents. If you choose us to handle your compensation case, be assured we pay for all upfront costs for your legal and medical fees.

    We also have a no win, no fee policy, so you pay nothing until we win your case. We don’t cherry-pick cases we know will win, either, so call us today on 1300 757 467 to get your claim started.

    Call & Contact Our Expert Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation
    Lawyers Today

    At PK Simpson we have a team of specialist MVA lawyers who can help you easily navigate the compensation claims process to make sure you receive the best possible outcome. If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident that wasn’t your fault, we can help.

    If you suffered an injury from the accident you will likely be eligible for compensation to cover your medical fees and any other costs and losses you have incurred as a result of the accident. Don’t hesitate to call us today on 1300 757 467 for expert advice and assistance.

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      Frequently asked questions

      What do you do after a car accident in Australia?2022-04-14T02:15:56+10:00

      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.

      How long does it take to make a motor vehicle accident compensation claim?2022-04-14T02:15:28+10:00

      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.

      Who is at fault in a car park accident?2022-04-14T02:15:03+10:00

      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.

      How long after a car accident can you claim in Australia?2022-04-14T02:13:58+10:00

      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.

      How long do you have to make a personal injury2022-04-14T02:13:24+10:00

      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.

      How much does it cost me to make a motor vehicle accident compensation claim?2022-04-14T02:11:17+10:00

      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.

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