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Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

If you've been injured on the road – whether it was from a car accident, motorbike crash, bicycle accident, quad biketruck accident or any other type of motor vehicle accident – you may be entitled to compensation.


Due to restrictions in Queensland (QLD) and Western Australia (WA) we are prohibited from showing people in those states certain information regarding our legal services. If you are located in QLD or WA please click here for information on motor vehicle law.

To find out information on Victoria’s TAC scheme that provides support and compensation for victims or road accident even if you are unable to prove that another party was at fault in the accident, click here.

If you are based in New South Wales, click here to find out about motor vehicle accident compensation specific to you.

Do I have a motor vehicle accident compensation claim?

Car accident claims in Australia can be complex, but if the other driver is at fault for the accident then you may be able to claim compensation.

Shine Lawyers' expert motor vehicle accident lawyers can guide you through the legal process and assist you with your compensation claim, even if you are without insurance and not at fault or were a pedestrian.

Even if the accident was your fault, there may be avenues to access compensation so it is worth reaching out for legal advice specific to your situation.

If your loved one was involved in a fatal car accident you may also have a claim for compensation.

Our car accident lawyers can quickly establish if you have a compensation claim. We’ll explain what you may be able to claim and make the process as quick and easy as possible.

What can I claim motor vehicle accident compensation for?

After an accident, it can be difficult to know the extent your injuries will affect your life. With our years of expertise in bringing successful accident claims we know the best way to claim, both for your immediate and future pain and suffering and any income loss you have suffered now or will suffer in the future.

Some examples of what you can claim after a motor vehicle accident are listed below, however we can provide more information specific to your circumstances if you contact us:

Don’t remember parts of the accident that caused your injury? Find out more about mild traumatic brain injuries.

What is the motor vehicle accident claims process?

Every motor vehicle claim for compensation is different. However, the video below provides a simple guide to the claims process with Shine Lawyers and how you can access compensation following your motor vehicle accident.

Shine Lawyers are motor vehicle accident claim experts

As one of the largest plaintiff law firms in Australia, we have the expertise and dedication to achieve outcomes that truly matter to our clients.

Our motor vehicle accident services are offered on a No Win, No Fee basis*, so you won't have to worry about legal fees unless we achieve a successful outcome for you. Get in touch with one of our experts today for an obligation-free consultation.

*Conditions Apply

Superannuation and Disability Insurance

If you are unable to work due to illness or injury you might be entitled to benefits through your superannuation or other insurance policies. We recommend speaking to one of our experts for a quick, obligation-free analysis of your situation to determine your rights and ability to make a claim.

Learn more about Superannuation and Disability Insurance Claims


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Common Questions

Motor vehicle accident injuries can be serious and you may not understand the full extent of your injuries straight away. Compensation may be available to help you get back on your feet whether you have suffered:

How much you can claim is based on your injuries, age, loss of earnings, care both now and in the future, out-of-pocket expenses and possible future expenses such as surgery. Generally, the more serious your injury and the effect on your life, the more you’ll receive in compensation.

Once your injuries have stabilised, we help you get expert medical advice to assess what your injuries mean for your future work and life.

Contact one of our accident claim experts to get a better idea of how much you can expect to claim.

Every parent dreads the possibility of their child coming to harm. Car accidents are traumatic and can impact a person physically and psychologically for the rest of their lives. If a child is injured in a car accident the experience may be particularly distressing. You can find out more about the rights of children in car accidents here.

If you are injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorbike accident, cycling accident, or any other type of motor vehicle, you may be able to claim compensation.

There are generally three things you need to prove to receive compensation:

  • You have suffered a serious injury
  • The accident was caused, at least in part, by another person
  • You’ve suffered loss and injury as a result.

For a claim to be successful it’s important that we start our investigation as soon as possible. You should contact us straight after an accident so we can make sure we can get you to the best possible outcome.

In most cases, it’s the insurance company of the driver who caused the accident who will pay compensation. This driver won’t pay out of their own pocket and therefore they won’t have to find lawyers to help them.

For Victorian residents, the TAC (as the insurer) pays the compensation to you. This money comes out of the annual car registration fees, which we all pay as motorists.

Our car accident lawyers are more than happy to go through this with you in person or over the phone at a time of your convenience if it’s something you are concerned about.

How long your claim will take will depend on your injuries - how complicated they are and the treatment you’ll need.

It’s important to seek legal help as soon as possible after an injury from a car or motor vehicle accident. Time is crucial in claiming and if you leave it too long, it may be too late.

Strict time limits apply before lodging a motor vehicle accident claim. Please contact Shine Lawyers for further information regarding your entitlements and your eligibility claim.

Our expert motor vehicle accident lawyers can look after everything, making sure deadlines aren’t missed and that you get the compensation you need to get back on track.

One of the best things about having our legal experts handle your accident claim is that you won't pay our legal fees unless we win your case at the end. We offer a No Win No Fee* basis for all motor vehicle accident claims. It’s that easy. There’s no catch.

We stake our reputation on bringing justice to those who have been wronged, from all walks of life, no matter their financial situation. We have the clout to take on the big insurance companies and we can get you the compensation you need. Call or contact us today.

The legal costs themselves will depend on the amount of work required to resolve your claim.

*Conditions apply

It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a compensation claim. Doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward.

Most people making motor vehicle compensation legal claims choose not to act for themselves and instead engage an expert compensation lawyer. The best compensation lawyers can provide the knowledge and experience required to help guide a case to a successful outcome.

Where you are located isn't necessarily a barrier when it comes to obtaining the services of a lawyer. We're experts when it comes to motor vehicle related claims and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.It doesn't matter if you are located close or far away from a Shine Lawyers office - we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.

Our compensation experts are in the following locations:

Shine Lawyers are expert motor vehicle lawyers that can help you get the compensation you need following your injury on the road. Click on the link below for more information about how Shine Lawyers can help you today.

Why you should choose Shine Lawyers to handle your motor vehicle accident claim

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Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation:

Shine Lawyers are one of the biggest motor vehicle injury litigation firms in Australia and have the experience and nous to go up against the big insurance companies and get you the result you are looking for.

At Shine Lawyers you will have your own go-to team, who are always available to chat and who understand that explaining things in plain English to you is important.

We provide all of our motor vehicle legal services on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you won't have to pay our legal costs unless we win your claim at the end.

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