Dealing with insurance companies after a car accident can be a daunting experience. It can feel like you've got no one on your side and that you're in this all alone. Your focus should be on getting better, not on the legal side of things - that's where we shine.
Expert Transport Accident Commission Lawyers
We'll establish your own go-to team, who will always be there to answer your questions and give you the facts in plain English. We'll look after things every step of the way.
Do I have a claim?
Check if you are eligible to make a claim online now.
Click the button below to answer some simple questions relating to the situation you experienced on the roads and the impact on your life.
In many instances you can find out instantly if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation. You will also be able to make a booking to speak to a compensation claims expert if you wish to make a claim.
What is the TAC and what does it do?
If you've been injured in a car accident in Victoria, or while travelling in a Victorian registered car anywhere in Australia, then you have the legal right to claim compensation from the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).
The TAC is an organisation owned by the Victorian State Government whose function is to provide compensation to people injured in transport accidents.
It doesn't matter if the accident was your fault, or if you were driving a car, truck, motorcycle, bus, train or tram - you may still have a TAC claim for compensation.
What compensation can I claim from the TAC for the accident?
Our expert TAC lawyers can help you pursue a common law claim for TAC compensation if it can be established that the accident was caused, or partly caused, by the fault of another party.
A TAC common law claim entitles you to claim compensation for:
- pain and suffering
- loss of enjoyment of life and scarring
- financial loss.
The total amount available in a TAC common law claim is $1,852,490.00.
Our experts will explain what you might be able to claim and we’ll make the process easy. We know you want to get on with it and regain control of your life so we’ll look after everything for you.
Common injuries suffered in car accidents
According to a Department of Transportation study, head injuries are the most common type of injuries suffered in car accidents. This category includes concussions, fractures and even traumatic brain injury resulting in long-term cognitive difficulties.
TAC Lawyers in Melbourne and throughout Victoria
Shine Lawyers has offices located throughout Victoria, including Melbourne offices located in Melbourne CBD and Sunshine. Find your nearest branch on our Victorian office locations page or get in touch via the forms below.
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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..