Motor Vehicle Accidents
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Please note: If you want to claim damages for injuries you received in a motor vehicle accident you must:
- Report the accident to police within 28 days,
- Lodge an Accident Notification Form with the insurer within 28 days, and
- Lodge a Claim Form with the insurer within six months from the date of the accident and
- Undergo Medical Assessment by the Medical Assessment Service as soon as your injuries have stabilised and
- Lodge an Application for Assessment with the Claims Assessment and Resolution Service (CARS) within 3 years of the date of the accident.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in NSW and you can show that a driver or owner of a vehicle, other than you, was partially or completely at fault you may be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation. If you were partly at fault in causing your own injuries, you may still be able to make a claim, but the compensation you receive will be less than it would have been if you were not partly at fault.
If you were 16 years or older, and were completely at fault in the accident in which you were injured, you may not be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation. You may also be able to claim compensation if you are a close relative of a person killed in a motor vehicle accident caused by the fault of another driver.
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