Motor Vehicle Claims
Have you suffered because of an incident involving a motor vehicle?
If you were involved in an incident and you were a driver or a passenger, on public transport or in a private motor vehicle, or a pedestrian, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
The law also allows for "no fault" claims.
If you were at fault and have suffered a catastrophic injury, in some cases you may also be able to make a claim.
Every driver in NSW is covered by Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance, which makes compensation possible in cases like yours.
If you have suffered because of an incident involving a motor vehicle, we can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to. Call Gajic Lawyers today on 02 9890 5885 (Parramatta) or 02 9727 2277 (Cabramatta).
What do motor vehicle claims / CTP claims cover?
In New South Wales, the law that covers incidents involving motor vehicles is the Motor Accidents Acts (1988) and the organisation that regulates this law is the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA).
The SIRA has been running since 1989 and manages all the legal processes relating to incidents involving any kind of motor vehicle, including:
- Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles
- Public Transport Vehicles (buses, trains, ferries, trams)
- Boats and other marine vehicles
At Gajic Lawyers we have years of experience with claims relating to all kinds of vehicles. We're ready to listen to your claim, no matter how large or small it is. If you think you may be entitled to claim compensation for an incident involving a motor vehicle, call Gajic Lawyers today on 02 9890 5885 (Parramatta) or 02 9727 2277 (Cabramatta).
- How much compensation can I claim?
- What if my claim is only small?
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the more commonly asked questions about Motor Vehicle Claims:
How much compensation can I claim?
In New South Wales, the most you can claim for Non-Economic Loss (for example, medical expenses, or compensation for distress) as at October 2016 is $521,000. This figure is annually increased by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) amount.
Weekly wage loss compensation claim is capped at $4,777 as at October 2016. This amount is also annually increased by the CPI amount.
If your claim is successful, the amount of compensation you are awarded will be worked out according to your circumstances (for example, how severely you might have been disabled).
Economic Loss - such as lost earnings, because of time off work - needs to be shown through evidence. This could take the form of receipts, payslips or tax returns, and you also have to show that you need to be repaid.
What if my claim is only small?
It is very difficult to determine at the time of injury the size of the claim. It is recommended that a claim form be sent to the CTP insurer within the 6 months of the date of injury.
If the claim form is not sent in 6 months, there could be complications in your claim for compensation being pursued. The 6 month time limit is critical.
There is a simple process for applying for repayment of expenses or lost earnings. If your case is like this, then you should send an Accident Notification Form to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) within 28 days of the day the incident happened. At Gajic Lawyers, we can help you with this too.
Why choose Gajic Lawyers for CTP Compensation Claims?
There are many good reasons to choose Gajic Lawyers for your compensation claim. Here are the most important:
- We have successfully managed a huge number of motor vehicle claims
- No Win, No Fee!
- An obligation-free chat with a lawyer, no matter how small your claim
- Our multi-lingual team and availability of interpreters
- We pride ourselves on providing a tailored personal service in your claim
- Our determination to get the absolute best result for you
- Our proactive approach to settling claims early if the opportunity arises
- Our quick response to your enquiries
- Our policy of ensuring that you understand what is happening in your claim at all times
- We will provide you with copies of everything important that goes on in your file during the course of your claim
Call us for an opening chat with one of our Compensation Lawyers.
With over 30 years of experience and so many successful claims, there are few law firms who are better qualified to handle your CTP or motor vehicle compensation claim.
The last thing you need when you are recovering from an incident is to have to deal with complex legal processes. Let us lift this burden, so you can focus on getting better.
Call Gajic Lawyers today on 02 9890 5885 (Parramatta) or 02 9727 2277 (Cabramatta) for an obligation-free chat.