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MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT INJURY CLAIMS

If you had a car accident that was not your fault, you need to seek advice from our motor vehicle accident injury compensation lawyers.

The MVA ACCIDENTS/CTP scheme has CHANGED and the types of compensation and how to claim, will depend on when your accident took place,

ie BEFORE or AFTER 1 December 2017.


We do not charge our legal fees until your claim is successful. At the conclusion of the claim, the insurer is likely to pay the majority of the costs and disbursements (or all of them in some cases).

Car accident compensation scheme covers injured people, even if the car at fault was unregistered or could not be located after a 'hit and run' motor vehicle accident.

There is a time-frame to lodge car accident injury claims and you need to act fast. If the claim is accepted, the Insurer will pay or reimburse you for your medical treatment.

If MVA happened on or after 1 December 2017, you could claim weekly payments, medical treatment expenses, funeral expenses, compensation (financial support) for relatives and in some cases common law damages. Claims for damages must be made within 3 years of the date of the MVA. If your injuries are 10% or less ‘whole person impairment’, you must make your claim between 20 months and 3 years after the MVA. If your injuries are more than 10% ‘whole person impairment, you can make the claim any time.

We have a 98% rate of winning cases and we have successfully obtained compensation for clients if they suffered:

  • Motor vehicle injuries in a car accident
  • Pedestrian injuries
  • Motorcycle and bicycle injuries
  • Truck injuries
  • Taxi injuries

Yes, you need to call the Police or report the accident by attending the closest Police Station.

Call us to talk about what to do after the car accident. You would need to attend your GP to get a medical check-up and treatment as soon as possible.

Yes, talk to us about your claim for compensation and how to lodge a claim form.
Yes, for MVA on or before 1 December 2017 the claim has to be made within 6 months of the date of accident. For MVA after 1 December 2017, as soon as possible as the Insurer could start payment of weekly payments and medical treatment expenses within 28 days of receipt of the claim. If the claim is for damages, it must be made within 3 years of the date of the MVA. If your injuries are 10% or less ‘whole person impairment’, you must make your claim between 20 months and 3 years after the MVA.

  • If MVA happened before 1 December 2017, you could claim medical treatment expenses, pain and suffering (depending on the severity of your injuries),care and assistance (both paid care and care received from family members) and loss of wages.
  • If MVA happened on or after 1 December 2017, you could claim weekly payments, medical treatment expenses, funeral expenses, compensation (financial support) for relatives and in some cases common law damages
  • .

You can still make a claim even if you do not have details of the car that caused the accident.
No. The insurance company's initial offer is often too low. We advise clients to seek legal advice immediately and not to sign any agreements without talking to us first.

City Lawyers and Consultants will work in all compensation claims on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, this means that we DO NOT require you to pay ANY up-front fees to pursue personal injury compensation claims, such as:

We do not charge our legal fees until your claim is successful. At the conclusion of the claim, the insurer is likely to pay the majority of the costs and disbursements (or all of them in some cases).

Please note our fee structure in personal injury matters complies with those recommended by the Law Society of NSW costs/fees disclosure.

For free consultation call us on (02) 9844 5437

Send your enquiries to office@citylawyers.net.au