Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident you may be entitled to compensation.

South Australia introduced new Compulsory Third Party (CTP) legislation on 1 July 2013. The new laws are not retrospective so if you were involved in an accident prior to 1 July 2013 your claim is determined under the previous scheme.

The Lifetime Support Scheme has also been introduced as a no-fault scheme intended to provide necessary and reasonable treatment, care and support for people who suffer serious lifelong disabilities in motor vehicle accidents in South Australia.

You can contact us for a free, no obligation conference to discuss your situation.

If you engage us to act we will:

  • ensure compliance with strict notification requirements;
  • obtain evidence to support your claim;
  • handle all negotiations with the insurer;
  • issue court proceedings where required.

Why should you obtain legal advice?

We recommend that you obtain legal advice as soon as possible following a collision for the following reasons:

  • to ensure compliance with strict notification requirements;
  • to ensure that evidence is obtained to support your claim;
  • to ensure that all potential claims ('heads of damage') are investigated;
  • to ensure that you comply with strict time limits to issue court proceedings and provide a formulated claim / settlement offer;
  • to ensure that you are aware of the net settlement amount you will receive after consideration of various potential deductions such as Medicare, Centrelink and other potential claims.

Contact Us

Call us on 08 8523 8400 (Gawler) or 08 8211 6500 (Adelaide) for a no obligation consultation with one of our lawyers or email us at legal@rudalls.com.au.

 

Blogs

"Reforms to the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance Scheme" by Nick Pullman (12/01/2016)

"What is Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance?" by Nick Pullman (22/01/2016)

"Lifetime Support" by Nick Pullman (30/03/2015)

 

Downloads

  Motor Vehicle Accidents Brochure

  MAC 'Information for people injured in road crashes' Brochure

  Lifetime Support Scheme Information Sheet 'What is the Lifetime Support Scheme?'

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