Motor Vehicle Accidents

What is a motor vehicle accident?

Motor vehicle accidents are a form of road traffic accident, where a vehicle has made contact with another vehicle, person or motorcycle. A lot of the time when these accidents occur, people are left with whiplash or sometimes life threatening injuries, this can have a large impact on your life, as a result of somebody else's fault. Often these accidents leave you with a range of out of pocket expenses, time off work, and the inability to sustain the same quality of life before the accident.

If you’ve suffered an injury because of somebody else, we are here to help you take the first steps to claiming compensation. Contact us on 1800 536 752 today for jargon-free, impartial advice on a no win, no fee basis.

Do I qualify for a motor vehicle accident claim?

In order to qualify for a motor vehicle accident claim in Australia, your accident must’ve occurred in the last three years and has been as a result of somebody else's fault, sustaining an injury to yourself. Nationwide it's compulsory for all vehicles on public roads to be registered, allowing for third party insurance which covers all injuries sustained when a person is involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Where does my compensation come from?

Compulsory third party insurance is included as part of your car registration costs and protects all Australians from financial impact if they, or someone using their vehicle, causes injury or death to another road user.  Compensation arises from this scheme, and includes, passengers, drivers and pedestrian related injuries as a result of a motor vehicle anywhere in Australia. In order to make a claim under the scheme the accident must be as a result of someone else’s negligent use of a motor vehicle, if a person is the at fault driver in the accident they’re not eligible to make a claim under the scheme for their own injuries.

Are passengers covered in a motor vehicle accident?

Passengers are certainly covered by the scheme if they’re injured in an accident and suffering as a result. Injuries often lead to time off work and unexpected medical expenses, including a whole range of hidden costs such as fuel used travelling to and from the medical centre. Thanks to the compulsory third party insurance scheme, pedestrians, passengers, drivers and cyclists are all covered. Compensation helps elevate all the unnecessary stress caused by said accident, helping you or your loved ones get the financial support needed under a no win no fee basis as quickly as possible.

What are the first steps to starting my claim?

The first step after having a motor vehicle accident is to get in contact with us and find out if  you're eligible to make a claim. Your initial call to us is completely free and we are more than happy to help you we will be able to let you know if you are able to make a claim for compensation. If you decide you would like take the next step we will inform you of our no win no fee policy and offer a free initial consultation to assist you in proceeding with your claim.

Is it necessary to get a lawyer after I was involved in a road accident?

You are not legally required to obtain a lawyer for your personal injury, and are able to file all the necessary paperwork required yourself to represent yourself in court. However the chances of winning your case and getting the maximum compensation you deserve is much higher if you hire yourself a personal injury lawyer. All of our services are no win no fee meaning it’s in our best interest to get you the best results possible. No win, no fee helps you avoid taking on any risks or financial losses if your case loses.

At Kemp Law, we’re able to quickly assess and explain jargon-free your matter to help assist you with the best possible outcome. We never pressure you into making a claim and simply offer free impartial advice on your matter to point you in the right direction so you can get back to enjoying lifes best moments as soon as possible.

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