If you or a loved one is injured in a motor vehicle accident, your whole world can turn upside down. However, compensation may be available to help you get back on your feet. At Shine Lawyers, we have motor vehicle accident claim experts who are here to help you access much needed financial support.
Our motor vehicle accident lawyers are based across all of our New South Wales branches, so help is always close by. We'll look after things every step of the way, leaving you to focus on getting your life back on track.
Motor vehicle accidents in New South Wales
If you're injured in an accident in New South Wales, even if it was partly your fault, you may be entitled to compensation under NSW's motor accidents compensation scheme.
Most people are unaware that it's not just drivers who are covered. If you're injured as a passenger, pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist or pillion passenger, you can still bring a claim for compensation. This is the case even if:
- You were at fault
- The other vehicle was uninsured
- The other vehicle cannot be identified (as in a hit and run scenario), or
- The other vehicle was unregistered.
Common Injuries in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Nobody plans for or expects to have a car accident. Yet accidents can happen any time and any place and sometimes the outcome can be deadly. So what are the most common kinds of injuries you’re likely to sustain in a motor vehicle accident? And how do you make a claim for compensation?
How can compensation help me?
Suffering an injury in a motor vehicle accident can place a significant financial burden on you and your family. Returning to work can be difficult and medical expenses quickly add up.
Compensation can ease this burden and provides you access to the medical care and support you need to get back on your feet.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to:
- An immediate payment for medical expenses and lost wages
- Reimbursement of medical and rehabilitation costs
- Payment for future medical expenses
- Compensation for loss of future wages, and
- Payment for pain and suffering.
Why choose Shine Lawyers?
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 first consultation.
For more information on the process of bringing a claim with Shine Lawyers, watch our guide to compensation claims below.