Motor Accident Lawyers Adelaide

What could you claim for motor accident injury?

+ Future Losses

are an estimate of losses that are likely to continue for the foreseeable future. The court will calculate this amount and then likely apply a discount to allow that the money is received as an accelerated benefit rather than over a period of years.

+ Special Damages

is the compensation for losses that can be calculated accurately and includes loss of earnings, travel expenses, the cost of medical treatment, and other quantifiable losses.

How much compensation can you claim for your car accident injury?

To find out, simply complete our free online inquiry form to have your matter reviewed by one of our experienced motor accident lawyers – completely free of charge.

What could you claim for motor accident injury?

+ Future Losses

are an estimate of losses that are likely to continue for the foreseeable future. The court will calculate this amount and then likely apply a discount to allow that the money is received as an accelerated benefit rather than over a period of years.

+ Special Damages

is the compensation for losses that can be calculated accurately and includes loss of earnings, travel expenses, the cost of medical treatment, and other quantifiable losses.

How much compensation can you claim for your car accident injury?

To find out, simply complete our free online inquiry form to have your matter reviewed by one of our experienced motor accident lawyers – completely free of charge.

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How to claim motor accident compensation

To be successful in a car accident claim and receive compensation, it must be proven that someone else was to blame for any resulting personal injury.

Even if you were partly responsible for the motor accident, you might still be able to recover a percentage of total damages. You could make a car accident insurance claim if the accident was caused by anyone, including a friend or relative, spouse, parent, or even a child.

Thousands of Australians are injured in motor accidents every year; however, the majority impacted are not aware they are entitled to claim compensation. Most don’t realise that the insurer will pay any compensation awarded.

At C + F Lawyers, Adelaide, we have more than 65 years of combined experience in and out of court. We are dedicated to achieving the best outcome for your motor accident claim.

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Frequently asked questions

Who pays the most vehicle accident compensation?

In South Australia, from 1 July 2016, the Compulsory Third Party scheme has been administered by four private CTP insurance companies – Allianz, AAMI, SGIC, and QBE. When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, your compensation is paid by one of these insurance companies, not personally by the other vehicle’s driver.

What are the time limits to making motor vehicle accident claims?

You need to claim with the relevant insurance company within six months of the accident. If you want to commence court proceedings, this must be done within three years after the accident date. After this, you need to obtain permission from the Court. Missing this time can be detrimental.

Can I represent myself when making a motor vehicle accident compensation claim?

Anyone can claim compensation; however, in many cases, your claim is not likely to be taken as seriously if you do not have legal representation. An experienced lawyer with a background in motor vehicle claims can put a strong case on your behalf to ensure that you have the best chance of getting fairly compensated for your injuries. Since the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) scheme was recently amended, it has become much more complex and difficult for injured people to receive compensation. This is where we can help. As motor vehicle accident lawyers in Adelaide, C + F Lawyers specialise in motor vehicle claims and accident compensation.

What are the requirements for making a motor vehicle accident compensation claim?

To claim motor vehicle accident compensation, you need to fill out a CTP Injury Claim Form that includes your personal details, car accident details, injuries, and losses. The injury claim form must be accurate and complete right from the start. You also need to sign a Prescribed Authority, which gives the insurer permission to seek access to a wide range of information about you, including medical and employment records.

What information must I provide to the other parties involved if I’m in a traffic crash?

All parties involved in the crash need to exchange their names and addresses. If they are driving someone else’s vehicle, they will need the name and address of the owner of each vehicle and the driver. Both parties must exchange the registration number of the cars in the accident. The other vehicle’s registration number is significant as it identifies the relevant CTP insurer to whom the claim is to be directed. You should also exchange information needed to determine the vehicle and any other information required by a police officer concerning the collision.

What if an involved driver does not provide you with their required particulars after a crash?

If the other driver does not supply their details, you will need to inquire further. This is where a legal representative might be able to help. Suppose you cannot ascertain the other driver’s identity or the other vehicle was not registered. In that case, proceedings can be brought against the Nominal Defendant to compensate you for your injuries.

What if my traffic crash is not a “reportable” crash? Can I still report it?

Even if your road traffic collision is not strictly a ‘reportable’ collision, you can still report it to the police. If you don’t report a car accident collision, you will not be able to get a Vehicle Collision Report from the police, which might impact your compensation claim.

I’ve already recorded a non-injury car accident, but I now have an injury; what do I do?

Suppose you have a delayed onset of symptoms and don’t start to experience any pain or restricted range of movement until after the collision. In that case, you might want to contact the police to ask for an amendment to their records. Should you not do so, the CTP insurer may argue that you did not suffer any injury in the crash.

What benefits am I entitled to from my motor vehicle accident claim?

If it is found that the other driver’s negligence caused your car accident injuries, then you might be entitled to past loss of earnings and future loss of earning capacity, which includes loss of superannuation benefits. You might also be entitled to compensation for non-economic loss, medical expenses, voluntary services, future care, and loss of consortium. If you or a close family member suffers mental harm because of the accident, then this is also something you can claim. However, there are thresholds that you need to reach to access some of these entitlements, which are very complex and require you to see an accredited medical practitioner. At C+F, our lawyers are experienced in dealing with compensation claims like yours and can help.

Our Philosophy + Values

We’ll be easy to get hold of whenever you need us.

We talk straight so you’ll always know where you stand.

We are timely and pro-active so you don’t have to chase us.

Our Philosophy + Values

We’ll be easy to get hold of whenever you need us.

We talk straight so you’ll always know where you stand.

We are timely and pro-active so you don’t have to chase us.

We’ll look at things from your perspective & understand your challenges.

We won’t simply follow legal process; we are real people.

We’ll recommend a course of action instead of simply detailing the options.

We will openly discuss fees & avoid billing surprises.

We’ll look at things from your perspective & understand your challenges.

We won’t simply follow legal process; we are real people.

We’ll recommend a course of action instead of simply detailing the options.

We will openly discuss fees & avoid billing surprises.

Our lawyers

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Roberto Clemente

Roberto has been practicing since 1996 and has amassed broad legal experience across many areas. The reputable and independent Doyle’s Guide has consistently acknowledged Roberto as a leading lawyer in motor vehicle law, public liability, and workers’ compensation in South Australia since 2015.

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Christian Finocchio

Christian has been practicing personal injury litigation since 2007. He gained extensive experience in motor vehicle accidents, workers’ compensation, medical negligence, and public liability claims.
He is driven by understanding his clients, keeping them informed, and ensuring they understand the process.

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Kirstine Ashworth

Kirstine is a Senior Associate at C + F with extensive experience in large and complex cases in all areas of personal injury. Kirstine is passionate about helping people achieve fair and just outcomes.

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Kendall Rinaldi

Kendall has specialised in personal injury litigation, and has supported the Partners in delivering excellent results for our clients over many years.

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Natasha Budimski

Natasha is a dedicated lawyer who represents clients in all areas of personal injury. She has a strong sense of justice and empathetic nature, equipping her to support her clients throughout their claims.

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