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Road & motor vehicle accident compensation lawyers

Have you suffered injuries on the road? We are ready to take action to get you quick access to the help and compensation you need to right wrong. 

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Who can make a pedestrian accident claim?  

Our team of road accident experts will listen to your situation, outline your claim options based on your injuries and what occurred during the road accident. Common accidents that may be eligible for road accident compensation claims include:

Whatever your situation as a pedestrian, if you’ve been injured or have been a witness to a serious pedestrian accident and are struggling as a result, our team of road and motor vehicle accident experts can help. We can outline your pedestrian accident compensation claim options based on your physical or psychological injuries and what occurred during the road accident.

Common pedestrian accident claims

There are several common road accidents where you may be eligible to make a pedestrian accident compensation claim including:

Why a pedestrian accident lawyer is important

If you or your loved one is a pedestrian who has been injured in a road accident, it’s important to get the right legal advice as soon as possible. In an instant, your life may have been changed due to your road accident personal injuries.

Even if you were at fault in the accident or don’t have insurance, there may be pedestrian compensation options available. These options can vary, depending on which state or territory you’re in.

It’s always worth making an obligation-free initial consultation. You’ll get the legal advice you need, specific to your pedestrian accident compensation claims situation.

I’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident What can I claim for?

What you can claim depends on the extent of your injuries and what state or territory the accident occurred in. You may be eligible to claim for:  

  • Loss of income 

  • Medical expenses and rehabilitation expenses 

  • Pain and suffering  

  • Loss of enjoyment of life

How long will my motor vehicle compensation claim take? 

This depends on your injuries the treatment you’ll need and your recovery times. Strict time limitations apply when lodging a motor vehicle accident claim and these can vary state by state. Getting the right legal advice after you’ve been injured is crucial. 


Ensuring everyone has access to justice is important to us and that’s why we offer our motor vehicle accident services on a No Win, No Fee* basis. This means you won’t have to worry about legal fees unless we receive a successful outcome for you.  

*Conditions apply.  

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Injury type

After an accident on the road, it can be difficult to know how the extent of your injuries will affect your life currently and in the future. These injuries can be categorised as pain and suffering. Our team has years of experience achieving successful outcomes for our clients and we know the best approach to ensure you are compensated for your immediate and possible future pain and suffering you may incur.  

Common injuries sustained from an accident on the road can include:

Additional claim types

Depending on the circumstances of your claim and what state the incident happened in, you may be eligible for other forms of compensation. Our expert team will help you understand your claim options. They could include: 

Preparing for a claim

When preparing to make a claim there are some important steps you need to take.

Reporting the accident 

  • Report the accident to the police. We can help you do this, if you haven’t already. 

  • Take photographs of the injury and the location where the injury occurred. 

  • Write down what happened to you – including the contact details of any witnesses. 

  • Keep any communication that you received from those responsible for your injury. 

Medical certificate 

Get a medical certificate to support your claim, preferably from your own doctor.  

Contact Shine Lawyers 

Find out if you have a claim by using our fast and free online tool, contact us or visit one of our locations for a no obligation legal consultation. 

Check if you have a claim with our simple, free online tool.

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What we will ask: 

  • Details about the accident and injuries that have happened to you or your loved one 

  • Basic personal information that is relevant and necessary for your claim

What happens next: 

  • Either book a no obligation appointment with a compensation law expert right away; or

  • Speak with our team about your options

Motor vehicle insurance claim process

We listen and assess your case confidentially

During your initial obligation-free consultation we’ll take the time to listen and understand your individual needs. We’ll then map out the next steps and explain all the options available to you.

We’ll build your case and keep you informed

We will work with you to gather all the documentation and medical evidence required to support your claim. You focus on your recovery and rehabilitation, and we’ll take care of the rest whilst always keeping you in the loop. Once our investigations are complete, we will advise you of the best way forward to pursue your claim.

We’ll negotiate to settle your claim early

An early settlement involves both parties getting together to discuss the resolution of your case. We will conduct the negotiations on your behalf to ensure your claim is settled quickly so can you move on with your life.

If required go to court

Only a very small percentage of cases result in a court hearing. If this happens, our legal experts have the skill and experience to guide you through the experience seamlessly. We will ensure you’re feeling comfortable, confident and informed of the process and what’s required from start to finish.

Resolve your case

If your claim is successful, you will receive the compensation you deserve, so you can focus on your future.

No Win, No Fee*

We do our best up-front to make sure you understand your legal claim, including whether your claim is on our No Win, No Fee* basis.  

*Conditions apply

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What is CTP insurance? 

Compulsory Third Part Insurance (CTP) is a compulsory insurance required by all states and Territories and Australia. CTP is typically included with your registration costs but this can vary state by state. CTP covers the cost associated with a claim against someone who caused your injuries or the death of someone due to a road vehicle accident. This means all motor vehicle accidents with registration are covered by CTP. Due to the complexity, we recommend contacting one of our motor vehicle experts to explore your options further.

Is there a time limit on car insurance claims?

Strict time limits apply on car insurance claims and these can vary state by state. Contacting one of our expert motor vehicle lawyers can help you navigate this tricky process so you can focus on recovery.

What to do when you have a minor car accident?

If you have been involved in a minor car accident, you may still be entitled to compensation. As road and car accidents vary in severity, contact us today to check that you’re not missing out on the compensation you deserve.

Can I access compensation if I don’t have insurance and am not at fault?

Regardless of who’s at fault, if you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it’s always worth getting in touch to gain proper legal advice. Learn more about not at fault and no insurance claims here.

Are there motor vehicle accident lawyers near me?

With more than 40 branches across Australia and 1000+ team members, location is no barrier when it comes to accessing Shine Lawyers legal advice and support.

If you’d like to speak to our motor vehicle accident team in person, you can see our full list of locations here.

If you aren‘t able to find a location near you, we can easily arrange an obligation-free virtual appointment or discuss the option to meet at a location that’s comfortable and convenient for you. No matter where you are located, we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.

Why trust Shine to be my motor vehicle accident lawyers?

We have helped thousands of Australians right wrong and access more than $1 billion per year in entitlements and compensation through our expert services.

95% of the cases we represent are settled without the stress of going to court.

We offer access to affordable legal advice including on a No Win, No Fee* basis and an obligation free initial consultation so you can understand your rights and know where you stand.

*Conditions apply

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