Category Motor Vehicle Accident & Injuries

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....


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....


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 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....


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....


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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14:20 15 Jan 22
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mark S.
06:30 23 Dec 21
I found from my very first meeting With Matthew that he was upfront honest and to the point . He thoroughly investigated my claim and we agreed too proceed.The staff at Garling and Co are wonderful... and helpful and I was kept informed and upto date from day one till the end .They made me feel confident and secure and I know I had the best team possible for my best outcome .I can’t thank Matthew and the team for their wonderful serviceread more
Daniel F.
08:48 10 Nov 21
My wife suffered psychological injury.Never having similar experience she had to get legal advice.Workers compensation law is complex and she needed someone to help her navigate her way through.... There are many compensation lawyers but not all with enough experience and strong reputation . We have finally decided to go with Matthew and his team based on the independent website reviews .Looking back now we have made the right choice .There is lot of hurdles and having trustworthy lawyer with great communication skills on your side can make huge difference .My wife can now try to move on with the compensation she deserved.Thanks to Matthew ,Allison ,Emma,Rebecca and rest of the team. Thank you again.Daniel and Veerayaread more
K B.
07:35 28 Oct 21
When you work for an employer for a number of decades and suffer a debilitating injury, you expect compassion, support and belief that you are genuine. When you don’t get that and then also have to... deal with Workers Compensation Insurers it slowly breaks you.That's when you need amazing support like Matthew Garling and his team. From my first meeting with Matthew I was confident I was referred to the right guy. I couldn’t be more pleased with my outcome. Matthew is the Guru of workers compensation, he is professional, easy to work with, nothings a bother and most importantly he gets great results. Do not think twice about using Garling and Co Lawyers.Thank you Matthew, Renee, Allison and Kelli for your invaluable more
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14:23 20 Sep 21
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Dulce L.
08:48 23 Aug 21
Garling & Co have been exceptional. Matthew was always professional attentive clear and concise, I felt up most confidence in his management dealing with my matter always had my best interest. i... highly recommend Garling & Co Lawyersread more
Melissa H
11:53 10 Aug 21
I am grateful to have had Matthew represent me on my motor vehicle compensation claim.After meeting with two lawyers previous to deciding on Garling and co, I was left unsure and confused as to... where I stood regarding my claim. Matthew and Allison were incredibly helpful, put my mind at ease, and took the worry and stress out of an already difficult situation.Through the settlement process they would always keep me informed and made time to answer all of my questions. I am really pleased with the outcome of the settlement.Thank you to the team at Garling and Coread more
Violeta C.
07:30 05 Aug 21
My experience with Garling & Co was great. Matthew was always professional, attentive and communicated in a clear manner. I felt confident in his management of my matter & always had my best interest... in mind.I have no reservation in recommending Matthew & the Garling & Co more
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03:04 05 Aug 21
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04:11 04 Aug 21
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