Category Motor Vehicle & Cyclists

I was a pedestrian hit by a car, what should I do?

In NSW, pedestrians can claim compensation under the Motor Accident Injuries Act NSW 2017, if they are hit by a car and sustain injury....

Passenger view from a Rideshare vehicle

Am I covered if injured as an Uber passenger?

Using Uber or other Rideshare services has become very common, but what happens when you find yourself in an accident while as passenger?...

Riding a motorcycle

What can I claim Motorcycle Accident Compensation for?

To make an initial claim for compensation, you must do so within 28 days of the accident. The CTP insurer will then commence payments of weekly compensation and medical expenses almost immediately....

Cyclists riding on the road

Who will pay my cycling injury compensation?

If you have been hit by a car whilst cycling, then you can make a claim through the NSW CTP Legislation. In NSW it is compulsory for all vehicles to have CTP insurance, that is insurance that covers the driver for injuries sustained to another person including, a cyclist....


What Pedestrian Accidents Can You Claim Compensation For?

In most accidents where a pedestrian is hit by a car, it is the driver of the car who is considered to be at fault. Drivers have a duty to avoid hitting pedestrians, even when the pedestrian may be considered partly at fault....


Statutory Benefits under the NSW CTP Scheme – 6 Tips and Traps

Statutory benefits are payable to anyone who has sustained an injury arising out of a motor vehicle accident in NSW. Statutory benefits are payments of weekly compensation and medical expenses for up to 26 weeks (and possibly longer) following a motor vehicle accident....


What is a “minor injury” under the new Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 (an update)

This information is for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents which occurred on or after 1 December 2017....


Termination of statutory benefits under the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017

Anyone who sustains an injury in a motor vehicle accident is entitled to statutory benefits under the Motor Accidents Injuries Act 2017...


When Should I seek the Assistance of a Lawyer for my CTP Claim NSW (accident after 1 December 2017)

The new CTP green slip scheme came into effect on 1 December 2017 and new laws were introduced which restricts lawyers from receiving payment for certain services and regulates how much a lawyer can charge for other types of services....


What is a “minor injury” under the new Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017

A "minor injury" includes soft tissue injuries and minor psychological or psychiatric injuries....


Resolving disputes under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act Dispute Resolution Service (for accidents after 1 December 2017)

The DRS has replaced the Medical Assessment Service (MAS) and Claims Assessment Resolution Service (CARS)....


A guide for people injured in a motor vehicle accident on or after 1 December 2017

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident on or after 1 December 2017 you can make a claim for personal injury compensation under the new CTP scheme....


Limitation periods: Do you know how much time you have to make your claim?

In personal injury and other civil matters there are time frames in which claims must be brought....


Changes to the Motor Accidents Injuries Act: How will it affect you?

In early 2017, the NSW Government passed a new CTP scheme under the Motor Accidents Injuries Act 2017....


9 reasons why you need an expert lawyer to handle your CTP claim

If you have been injured in a car accident, chances are you can make a claim against the at fault driver’s Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance....


Should drivers have to prove they were not at fault in collisions?

Recent evidence suggests that road deaths involving cyclists are down, but there has been a significant increase in serious injuries of cyclists. ...


What to do if you’re injured in a car accident

This information is for accidents before 1 December 2017...


The new CTP changes are here

The CTP reform bill was announced yesterday and there will be significant changes to the current system....


Can I change lawyers during my claim?

You can change lawyers or switch lawyers at any time during your claim. This applies to any workers’ compensation claims, motor vehicle claims, or public liability claims....


Garling & Co wins hit and run comp case

Matthew Garling of Garling & Co Lawyers recently represented Ronald Dowedeit in a motor vehicle accident case against the nominal defendant....


29 frequently asked questions in motor vehicle accident claims

We have answered the 29 most common questions in motor vehicle accident claims...


The new CTP scheme that gives insurers all the power

The proposed changes to the CTP Scheme will result in up to 90% of injured motorists having to tackle claims by themselves without legal assistance....


Case study under the new CTP scheme

In a recent article by the ‘Save Our CTP’ organisation they conducted a comparative case study of a real client who had suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident....


NSW Government overhaul of greenslip insurance

The NSW Government has announced a position paper on the reform of the CTP motor accident scheme....


Risks of settling a CTP claim without consulting a lawyer

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation under the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) scheme....


New rules for bicycle riders and drivers in NSW

New rules are in place to promote drive and cyclist safety....


Garling & Co voted one of the top compensation law firms in Sydney

On 19 November 2015, Australia leading independent legal ranking guide....


Do I need to pay back Medicare at the end of a claim?

At the successful conclusion of your claim you are required to refund to the Federal Government any treatment expenses for your injury that have been paid for by Medicare...


What to do if injured by a car as a cyclist

Riding a bicycle in Sydney can be dangerous....


What to do if you are injured in a motorcycle accident

It is not something that anyone of us thinks will happen but people are injured everyday in motorcycle accidents due to the fault of another driver....


What happens after I complete a MVA claim form?

This information is for accidents before 1 December 2017....


How to make a claim under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act NSW

This information is for accidents before 1 December 2017....


Pedestrian accidents and blameless accidents

Amendments to the Motor Accident Compensation Act 1999 includes compensation for "blameless accidents"....


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06:30 23 Dec 21
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08:48 10 Nov 21
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07:35 28 Oct 21
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