The Motor Accident Compensation scheme in NSW
The Compulsory Third Party (CTP) scheme provides compensation for people who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in NSW as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, cyclist, motor cyclist, close relative of a person killed in a crash, and to a limited extent the driver at fault.
All persons injured (including those responsible for the cause of the accident) in a motor accident are eligible for limited compensation on the basis that they complete a form and submit it to the relevant CTP insurer within 28 days of the date of the accident. Late claims can also be accepted with a reasonable explanation for delay.
Therefore if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident as either a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian it is important that you obtain legal advice immediately to protect your rights.
Also, insurers often make offers to injured persons in CTP claims before the injured person has obtained legal advice. If you receive such an offer you should definitely obtain legal advice, otherwise you could be resolving your claim for an amount far below the claim’s proper value.
Johnston Legal handles CTP claims on a ‘no win no fee’ basis meaning you only pay for legal costs if you are successful in receiving compensation from either a settlement or assessment/judgment in your favour.
For any questions about Motor Accident Claims contact Mark on (02) 4225 2677 or get in touch.
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