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Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Have you been injured in a motor vehicle accident?

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, whether as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian, then we will advise you on your rights to seek compensation.

In South Australia, the laws relating to motor vehicle injuries changed significantly in 2013. Statute now dictates the types of loss claimable when injured by a motor vehicle and also the levels of cover.

The law in this area is technical and our assistance can go a long way.

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Please contact us for a no obligation chat to discuss your injury matter with you in more detail.

 

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No win No Fee?

If we assess that you have a good chance of receiving compensation from a CTP insurer, we’ll back you with a no win, no fee agreement.

This means we don’t get paid until you do

 

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What do I do if I think I have a motor vehicle accident claim?

Once you have contacted the police and received the appropriate medical treatment for your injuries please contact us for a no obligation chat.

We will do some initial investigations to find out whether you can make a claim against the compulsory third party (CTP) insurer. All registered motor vehicles must have CTP insurance in South Australia.

What is the process and what can I claim for?

Please be advised that you need to lodge an accident report and injury claim form with your CTP insurer within 6 months.

Once your injury or injuries are considered stable then you will be required to be assessed by a relevant medical professional, for example an orthopaedic surgeon. Your injury or injuries are designated an item number and then assigned a numerical value based on the ISV scale. Your entitlement to compensation is conditional upon your ISV value.

Compensation for past economic loss, past paid care and past medical and expenses may be awarded regardless of the ISV (subject to some conditions), however to seek compensation for other losses certain thresholds must be met.

We can assist you on what compensation you’re eligible to claim.

How much will the claim process cost me?

Please contact us for a no obligation chat to discuss your motor vehicle accident matter with you in more detail.

If we assess that you have a good chance of receiving compensation from a CTP insurer, we’ll back you with a no win, no fee agreement.

This means we don’t get paid until you do.

You may need to pay for out of pocket expenses such as fees for medical reports.

If your claim is successful then our fees will be deducted from your settlement. We’ll give you an estimate of our fees at the start of your matter to give you an idea on the fees that will be deducted.

If your claim doesn’t fall under our no win, no fee agreement then we will provide you with an estimate of our fees to action the matter for you, plus the funds required to commence the matter.

How long will it take for me to receive my compensation?

It is usually best to wait until a medical professional is of the opinion that your injuries have stabilised. This is because until then, we can’t be sure of the full extent of your injuries and therefore what you are entitled to claim.

A typical claim may take between 18 to 24 months to resolve, however, a more difficult matter could take longer.

We will keep you informed every step of the way regarding time lines on the information we have at the time.

Conclusion

Please note that there are strict time limits that apply to this type of claim. Make sure you realise your rights to a motor vehicle accident claim and contact the team at Adelaide Legal.

“The team at Adelaide Legal were so helpful after I was injured in two car accidents. Not only did they negotiate the best settlement in the circumstances, but they also took care of the Medicare and Centrelink recovery processes for me so I didn’t have to worry about a thing!.”

Sarah, Noarlunga Downs

“Upmost professionalism from a great team. I would recommend to anyone seeking advice for an MVA insurance claim.”

Joel, Glanville

Julia Adlem
Managing Associate Lawyer

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Lawyer, LLB

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