Wyatts Are Your Car Accident Compensation Lawyers
Wyatts Compensation Lawyers are highly experienced Compulsory Third-Party (CTP) and car accident lawyers. If you are looking for car accident lawyers that will treat you with respect and will offer you a personalised service, contact us today!
We Listen and We Care.
Car accident compensation is not just about the money, it’s also about getting you back on your feet. We understand that a motor vehicle accident can be a traumatic experience and we are here to help every step of the way.
At Wyatts, we are dedicated to providing access to justice for those who have been injured.
Do you fit into any of these?
A cyclist injured by a car?
A driver or passenger injured in a motor accident?
A pedestrian hit by a car?
The victim of someone else’s negligent driving?
Was your family member the victim of a motor accident?
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident – either as a driver or passenger – then you are entitled to car accident compensation. You can also make a motor vehicle accident claim if you were a cyclist or pedestrian that was hit by a car.
Under New South Wales law, compensation is available for victims of a motor accident through the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme. Ultimately, if you have been injured, or have acquired a disability due to a motor vehicle accident, you are entitled to a compensation claim.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident involving another kind of registered motor vehicle (e.g. boat, bus, helicopter, aeroplane), then you may also be entitled to make a motor vehicle accident claim.
How to Claim Car Accident Compensation:
- Call us for a free consultation. We will get to know you and understand your situation.
- We will act for you on a “no win, no fee” basis. That means there is nothing to pay upfront or along the way, you only incur legal fees if you win.
- We will review your claim, and your medical documentation and obtain an expert opinion from an experienced doctor who will confirm the extent and impact of your injuries.
- We will prepare your claim for compensation to get you the best outcome possible and secure your future.
Were you a passenger/pedestrian/cyclist involved in an accident?
You may be surprised to learn that you could be owed money from a car accident, even if you weren’t driving!
The reason for this is that the compensation plan doesn’t only apply to those injured in a motor accident.
For example, in New South Wales, the Motor Accident claims Compensation Scheme covers passengers injured in car accidents, pedestrians crossing the road, cyclists and pillion passengers on motorbikes.
Even if the car that caused the accident was uninsured, unregistered or its driver unidentified, people who were not injured in motor vehicle accidents are not automatically excluded from making motor vehicle accident claims.
Our Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers are Highly Experienced
Our car accident lawyers practice across the nation. We know the insurance companies and how to get ahead of their tactics to minimise compensation payouts. We have the resources and knowledge to achieve the best possible outcome – helping you receive the maximum compensation you may be entitled to and get you back on your feet.
As your motor vehicle accident lawyers, we aim to give you a clear understanding of your situation and how we can work together the best we can.
Our car accident lawyers manage motor vehicle accident claims for clients across New South Wales, ACT, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia.
Some examples of what you can claim after a motor vehicle accident are listed as follows:
- Compensation for medical expenses, including hospital bills and rehabilitation costs
- Money to cover pain and suffering
- Past and future lost earnings or income
- Loss of enjoyment of life
With our many years of expertise in successful accident claims, we know how to help you get the compensation you need and deserve.
In the 12 months ending May 2022, NSW saw 9,108 reports of motor vehicle accident compensation claims. A total of $821 million was paid out in personal injury benefits and lump sum compensation. That’s an average payout of $90,140 per claim reported.
The amount you receive for your car accident compensation claim is based on the seriousness of your injuries, which will be classified as either ‘minor’ or ‘non-minor’.
Minor Injuries (depending on severity of injury) include:
- Sore back
- Soft tissue and muscle injuries
Non-minor Injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Head or brain injury
- Injuries that require surgery
- Organ Damage
It is essential to take into consideration that the amount of money you are eligible for from a motor vehicle accident will depend on the extent of your injuries and losses, such as lost wages, medical bills, costs associated with repairing any damage to your vehicle, and possibly even pain and suffering.
Depending on the state and insurance company you are dealing with, any compensation for property damage may be taken into account when evaluating the amount of money you receive for your losses. As such, it is important to consider all aspects when discussing how much money you may be entitled to from an accident.
Category Entitlements – overview of car accident compensation benefits:
- Income support
- medical expenses
- home care expenses (for up to 6 months)
- Income support
- Medical expenses
- Come care expenses (can extend beyond 24 months if there is a claim for damages)
- Lump sum payment for past and future lost income
Non-minor Injuries over 10% permanent impairment:
- An additional lump sum for pain and suffering
You could be eligible for pain and suffering damages, which will be based on the effect your injuries have had on your life. The maximum amount that can be paid out is $595,000.
You are only eligible for a lump sum payment if you have endured a serious injury and it has resulted in a loss of enjoyment of life.
This is expressed as a percentage, with 10% being the minimum required to be considered seriously injured.
Even if you caused a motor vehicle accident, or were partially to blame, you can still claim compensation for the accident as long as:
- You weren’t charged with a serious driving offence in connection with the accident, and
- You weren’t driving an uninsured vehicle.
Understanding Common Law Claims
In a road or transport accident case, a common law claim involves taking action against a negligent party. So, if another person was at fault for your accident and you have a serious injury, you may be entitled to claim damages through a common law claim. This is in addition to in to your other Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance entitlements.
For example, if the driver of the other car ran a stop sign, causing the accident, then you may be entitled to common law compensation.
This can compensate you for your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and past and future financial loss.
Wyatts Compensation Lawyers offer: