Car Accident Injuries

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The team of car lawyers at Sydney’s Owen Hodge Lawyers provides expert legal advice on car accident compensation.

Looking for a lawyer for car accidents? If so, you’re in the right place. A person injured in a motor vehicle accident can claim compensation if the accident was the fault of another driver.

It is important to remember that the accident must be reported to Police within 24 hours. Find out more about making a personal injury claim from the car accident lawyers at Owen Hodge. If you’re looking for the law firm Sydney residents trust, look no further.

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The Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 covers people injured in motor vehicle accidents from 5 October 1999. There are many forms that need to be completed and lodged within specific time frames, so you should see your car accident lawyer to fill out the correct forms as soon as possible.

Learn more: personal injury claim time limits

To make a claim for personal injury benefits you can apply online using your Services NSW account. You can also apply by completing an application for personal injury benefits form which can be obtained by some hospitals; or alternatively contact your CTP insurer directly. Once you have pursued these avenues you can then invoke the services of a solicitor.

How much compensation you receive from a not-at-fault car accident is determined on a case-by-case basis, so we cannot give you an exact figure. However, with the help of a lawyer for accidents, persons injured in a car accident can get the following compensation:

  • Reasonable and necessary medical expenses incurred as a result of injuries
  • Loss of wages for any time for which the injured person is off work because of the injuries
  • The cost of help in the home (if required) because of the injuries beyond the 1st five days after the accident
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • In some cases, a lump sum for pain, suffering and inconvenience if the level of disability meets the required threshold
  • Future loss of earnings if appropriate
  • Future medical and other expenses if necessary

In a motor vehicle accident, it’s not just the driver or passenger that can claim. There are a number of persons that may also be eligible, these include:

  • A driver or passenger
  • A cyclist injured by a vehicle
  • A pedestrian injured by a vehicle
  • A passenger injured by a bus, train or tram
  • A person whose family member has suffered psychological trauma
  • A person, on behalf of a child
  • A worker injured in any kind of work vehicle
  • An eligible person, on behalf of a deceased person involved in the accident

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Motor vehicle accidents can result in a number of car accident injuries, for which you may be entitled to claim compensation. Some examples of common injuries include:

  • Head/brain injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Burns and scarring
  • Car accident whiplash
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Psychological injuries

If you are suffering from any of these motor vehicle or car accident injuries, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a car accident lawyer at Owen Hodge.

Experienced car accident lawyers

Owen Hodge Lawyers have a team of personal injury lawyers who can advise you on and assist you with your car accident claim. Our car accident lawyers can help you to understand your entitlements and the amount of compensation that might be payable. Whether you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident or wish to make a motorbike accident claim, we can guide you in the right direction.

If you need any assistance with this topic, please contact Owen Hodge’s specialist motor vehicle accident lawyers in Sydney.

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Personal Injury Lawyers

Rolf Howard

Managing Partner, Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Frequently asked questions

If you have been in a car accident and have suffered significant injuries as a result, you should contact a car accident lawyer in Sydney as soon as possible. There are time limits that apply to compensation claims, and getting your claim in early can help you on your road to recovery.

If you weren’t hurt in the accident, or have minor injuries, a lawyer might not be necessary. Especially if you are able to handle the matters yourself with your car insurance company.

However, it all depends on your particular situation, so it might be worthwhile to contact a lawyer to ask any questions.

The industry standard timeframe for a car accident settlement can be anywhere from 12 months to five years, depending on the complexities of the claim. The reason that this timeframe is so long is due to the fact that you are only permitted to make one claim, and therefore we want to ensure that all the documents and information are correct, and that all correct steps are made in the compensation process. Rushing this process might mean that you miss out on receiving the maximum compensation that you could claim.