As of August 2016, there have been 246 lives lost on New South Wales roads and about 30 people per day are hospitalised as the result of serious injuries from motor vehicle accidents. This not at all surprising given that there are roughly 1.6 vehicles on average for each home in New South Wales and that we spend on average some 79 minutes per day travelling in one form or another for transport. Even more concerning is that the rate of growth in private vehicles outstrips the rate of growth in population.
Unfortunately, this means that there is a high probability of injury as the result of the motor accident. In New South Wales, there are compensatory benefits available not only for those who are the innocent victims of another motorist’s negligence, but also other victims involved in blameless accidents. Even people who were at fault during an accident may have an entitlement to benefits under the Lifetime Care and Support scheme where their injuries are significant (usually spinal or brain injury).
The system for recovery of compensation is highly regulated and complex with very strict compliance time frames for claims and injury thresholds. If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you need to ensure that you obtain urgent advice from an experienced lawyer.
If you have been a victim or suffered loss as a result of a motor vehicle accident, call us today to speak to our friendly team. The Law Office of Conrad Curry offers its clients thorough, timely and complete advice throughout the course of their claims. No-win-no-fee options are available (subject to conditions) and an initial no-obligation first appointment.