If you have suffered injury in a motor vehicle accident, as a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist, you may be entitled to compensation if you were not at fault or only partially at fault for the accident, or if you have suffered catastrophic injuries.
South Australia has a Compulsory Third Party insurance scheme administered by the Motor Accident Commission.
Important changes have been made to the law in South Australia regarding motor vehicle accident claims since the 1 July 2013 which significantly affect compensation entitlements, so it is important to seek advice at an early stage.
It is important to note that a strict time limit applies to motor vehicle accident claims. Any claim for compensation must be lodged in court within three years, if not finalised beforehand. In very limited circumstances, an extension of time may be granted. Where a child is claiming compensation for injuries from a motor vehicle accident, the time limit does not commence until the child turns 18 years old.
At the first no-obligation interview we can assess the claim and advise you regarding the likelihood of a successful claim for compensation and advise you regarding the steps to be taken next.