Have you been injured in an accident in South Australia?

If you’ve been injured in an accident in South Australia that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation through the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) scheme under the Motor Accident Commission (MAC)

  • Report to Police : 28 days
  • Report to CTP Insurer : 28 Days
  • Lodge claim : 6-12 months
  • Start claim : 3 years

There are strict time limits for claiming in South Australia, getting legal advice as early as possible is key to knowing where you stand

The CTP scheme provides compensation for people who are injured through the fault of a driver in a vehicle registered in SA. The commission handles all compensation claims for accidents before July 1st, 2016 through Allianz Australia Insurance Limited. 

For claims made on or after July 1st, 2016, you will make a claim through any one of 4 selected CTP insurers in SA listed below.

  • AAMI
  • Allianz Australia Insurance Limited
  • QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited
  • SGIC

If your accident was on SA roads and the other driver drove off without leaving any details, you will claim under the Nominal Defendant Scheme that operates in all states across Australia.

However, there are strict time limits to making a claim so you need to act quickly to ensure your claim for compensation is successful. We are specialists in dealing with these time limits and can make sure your claim complies with these strict guidelines.

In SA, you can claim for injury as a driver, passenger, motorbike rider, cyclist or pedestrian. If you were injured through no fault of your own then you can claim compensation for both your injuries and loss of income.

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How to claim for compensation

To make a claim it is necessary to comply with the strict time limits set in each state, SA is no different, understanding these time limits is critical if you want a successful outcome of your claim. Ignoring these time limits could mean you lose your right to compensation, so legal advice should be obtained as early as possible. Check if you claim is still valid by getting in touch with us today

The first step to starting your claim for compensation is to report the incident to the SA police force within 28 Days. You should also complete the Accident Report Form within 28 days and send this to either MAC (before July 1st) or the relevant CTP insurer of the vehicle at fault (after July 1st). The insurer of the at fault vehicle will then accept liability and cover any medical bills necessary up to $5,000.

After these reports have been submitted the Injury Claim Form must be lodged with the relevant insurer within 6 months of the accident (12 months with medical reports) and you must bring the case forward within 3 years of the accident date.

Missed deadlines

In some cases, if you’ve missed a deadline, there is the ability to apply for an extension through the courts up to 12 months. However, this is not automatic and the Courts will extend time on a case by case basis. but in certain circumstances it is possible.  Often, an application to extend time is costly and very involved.  Nevertheless, a lawyer who specialises in this area will be able to advise you of the relevant considerations and fight your corner for an extension. Get in touch with us as early as possible if you’ve missed your deadline so we can prepare the relevant documents.

FAQ

All our lawyers can handle your motor vehicle accident claim on a No Win No Fee Basis. Quite simply, if your claim is not successful then you won’t be charged any money for the services of your lawyer, so you’ll never be left out of pocket.

Our no win no fee promise means that starting a claim with us is risk-free, which means anyone can pursue their claim compensation, no matter their financial situation. There are no upfront costs, no surprising charges……you won’t pay any legal fees, unless you win your case at the end. It’s that straightforward.

If your claim is successful, you’ll pay the amount you agreed with your lawyer at the start of your claim. 

Read more here about lawyers’ fees in no win no fee agreements

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In South Australia we offer a No Win No Fee guarantee for all motor vehicle accident claims where you were the non-fault party.
Whether you are a driver, passenger, motorbike rider, cyclist or pedestrian, if you were in injured through no fault of your own on SA roads, then we can find you a No Win No Fee lawyer to pursue your claim without any cost to you.

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can cause physical pain, financial hardship and psychological effects. These are all factors that we consider when we look at your claim for compensation, our aim is to match your case with a specialist lawyer who can get you back on track as quickly as possible.

In SA, you can claim compensation for the following after a motor vehicle accident:

  • Pain and Suffering because of your injuries
  • Past and future loss of income.
  • Past and future medical treatment
  • Past and future assistance needs (Paid and from your friends and family)

Getting legal advice as early is possible is key to making sure you get the compensation you need to support your recovery. Our advice is free so we urge all our clients and potential clients to seek legal advice at the earliest possible time to remove any doubt or worry about your rights or what you’re entitled to following a vehicle accident.

In a word, yes. The claim would be made against the Nominal Defendant Scheme under the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) of South Australia. 

Where a vehicle is uninsured, or unidentified the injured person can make a claim through the Nominal Defendant, meaning they don’t go without the treatment or compensation they need.
However these claims are more complicated and much shorter time limits apply to bring your case forward.
You have just three (3) months from the date of accident to start your claim so you should seek legal advice as soon as possible to protect your rights.
We are experienced in these type of “Hit and Run” accidents and can advise you on the next step

No. You should never accept an offer you believe to be too low without first having your claim reviewed by a legal expert. The insurer will have legal representation and will try and get away with the lowest offer they can, after all, they are in the business of making money, not spending it.
An injury can affect people in several ways and the extent of how the injury has and will affect you in the future needs to be looked at to make sure you’re receiving the compensation you deserve.

If you believe your compensation offer is too low, get in contact with us today and we can review your offer, look at your case and give you an indication of what you should be expecting

Have you been injured in a road accident in South Australia?

If you’ve been injured in a road accident in South Australia that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation through the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) scheme under the Motor Accident Commission (MAC)

  • Report to Police : 28 days
  • Report to CTP Insurer : 28 Days
  • Lodge claim : 6-12 months
  • Start claim : 3 years

Over the past 10 years we have helped thousands of people in
South Australia claim compensation

The CTP scheme provides compensation for people who are injured through the fault of a driver in a vehicle registered in SA. The commission handles all compensation claims for accidents before July 1st, 2016 through Allianz Australia Insurance Limited. 

For claims made on or after July 1st, 2016, you will make a claim through any one of 4 selected CTP insurers in SA listed below.

  • AAMI
  • Allianz Australia Insurance Limited
  • QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited
  • SGIC

If your accident was on SA roads and the other driver drove off without leaving any details, you will claim under the Nominal Defendant Scheme that operates in all states across Australia.

However, there are strict time limits to making a claim so you need to act quickly to ensure your claim for compensation is successful. We are specialists in dealing with these time limits and can make sure your claim complies with these strict guidelines.

In SA, you can claim for injury as a driver, passenger, motorbike rider, cyclist or pedestrian. If you were injured through no fault of your own then you can claim compensation for both your injuries and loss of income.

To make a claim it is necessary to comply with the strict time limits set in each state, SA is no different, understanding these time limits is critical if you want a successful outcome of your claim. Ignoring these time limits could mean you lose your right to compensation, so legal advice should be obtained as early as possible. Check if you claim is still valid by getting in touch with us today

The first step to starting your claim for compensation is to report the incident to the SA police force within 28 Days. You should also complete the Accident Report Form within 28 days and send this to either MAC (before July 1st) or the relevant CTP insurer of the vehicle at fault (after July 1st). The insurer of the at fault vehicle will then accept liability and cover any medical bills necessary up to $5,000.

After these reports have been submitted the Injury Claim Form must be lodged with the relevant insurer within 6 months of the accident (12 months with medical reports) and you must bring the case forward within 3 years of the accident date.

There are strict time limits for each stage of the claims process in SA, and missing deadlines can be costly. In general you will have 3 years from the accident date to make a claim.

The incident should first be reported to the police within 28 days of the accident along with the accident notification form being sent to the fault party’s relevant CTP insurer (for accidents from July 1st, 2016)

Your claim should then be lodged within six months of your accident, however, allowances of twelve months and over are not unheard of. It is important to contact us as soon as possible if you have missed a deadline, to ensure we can prepare the necessary documentation to lodge your late claim.

With the Injury Claim Form lodged within 6-12 months, you will then have 3 years to pursue your case. Call 1300 832 923 today or use one of our call back forms

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can cause physical pain, financial hardship and psychological effects. These are all factors that we consider when we look at your claim for compensation, our aim is to match your case with a specialist lawyer who can get you back on track as quickly as possible.

In SA, you can claim compensation for the following after a motor vehicle accident:

  • Pain and Suffering because of your injuries
  • Past and future loss of income.
  • Past and future medical treatment
  • Past and future assistance needs (Paid and from your friends and family)

Getting legal advice as early is possible is key to making sure you get the compensation you need to support your recovery. Our advice is free so we urge all our clients and potential clients to seek legal advice at the earliest possible time to remove any doubt or worry about your rights or what you’re entitled to following a vehicle accident.

In a word, yes. The claim would be made against the Nominal Defendant Scheme under the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) of South Australia. 

Where a vehicle is uninsured, or unidentified the injured person can make a claim through the Nominal Defendant, meaning they don’t go without the treatment or compensation they need.
However these claims are more complicated and much shorter time limits apply to bring your case forward. 
You have just three (3) months from the date of accident to start your claim so you should seek legal advice as soon as possible to protect your rights. 
We are experienced in these type of “Hit and Run” accidents and can advise you on the next step

In South Australia we offer a No Win No Fee guarantee for all motor vehicle accident claims where you were the non-fault party.
Whether you are a driver, passenger, motorbike rider, cyclist or pedestrian, if you were in injured through no fault of your own on SA roads, then we can find you a No Win No Fee lawyer to pursue your claim without any cost to you.

No. You should never accept an offer you believe to be too low without first having your claim reviewed by a legal expert. The insurer will have legal representation and will try and get away with the lowest offer they can, after all, they are in the business of making money, not spending it.
An injury can affect people in several ways and the extent of how the injury has and will affect you in the future needs to be looked at to make sure you’re receiving the compensation you deserve.

If you believe your compensation offer is too low, get in contact with us today and we can review your offer, look at your case and give you an indication of what you should be expecting

Over the past 10 years, 98% of the cases handled by our lawyers were settled by negotiations without the need to involve going to court. 

Our aim is to keeps the legal costs down and maximises the amount of compensation you take home.

In the highly unlikely event your case does go to court your selected lawyer will be on hand to support and guide you through the full process and will make sure you always know what to expect. And rest assured that the No Win No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer will also cover these court costs.

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