Essential things to know about pedestrian accidents

Pedestrians accidents are more common than we realise. The Roads and Maritime Services show an increasing trend in pedestrian fatalities from 2014 to present.  Pedestrian fatalities represent 16% of all fatalities in Australia. There is also a high count of serious injuries suffered by pedestrians in a 3-year period, which is currently at 3,447 people….

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Managing medical costs after a motor vehicle accident

Managing medical costs after a motor vehicle accident

A motor vehicle accident can result in significant injuries requiring immediate and ongoing medical support. Medical expenses after a motor vehicle accident can be costly and knowing what can be claimed, from who, and for how long is often complicated.  What medical expenses can be claimed after a motor vehicle accident? Reasonable and necessary medical…

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Compensation for a Hit and Run Accident

Can You Claim Compensation for a Hit and Run Accident?

A motor vehicle accident is a traumatic experience for anyone involved, but when an accident occurs and one party flees the scene before they can be identified, it is particularly stressful for the remaining party. What is a hit and run accident? A hit and run accident occurs when the driver of a vehicle collides…

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What can you Claim if you are injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident ?

What can you Claim if you are injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

In NSW, compensation for motor vehicle accidents is covered under the Motor Accidents Injuries Act 2017. The no-fault scheme allows all injured road users, regardless of fault, to make a claim. Statutory benefits and damages are available to injured road users depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident and their injuries. So, what can you…

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What is Classed Under a Minor Injury

What is classed as a minor injury under the new Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017?

Last year, the new Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 replaced the Motor Accident Compensation Act 1999. There are various updates to the Act which you should be aware of if you need to make a claim from an injury in a motor vehicle accident. These include the determination of a minor injury and changes to…

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Accident with an Uninsured Driver

What Happens if I’m Involved in an Accident with an Uninsured Driver?

It is a prerequisite for motorists living here in NSW to get third party greenslip insurance before getting their car registered and driving legally on the roads. Yet it’s not uncommon for victims caught in an accident to find out that the other driver at fault is driving an unregistered vehicle without any third party…

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What Steps Should I Take as a Pedestrian Involved in a Traffic Accident?

Taking on a motor vehicle is no mean feat so it’s not surprising that serious injury can often follow. Despite pedestrians injured in traffic accidents being a fairly common occurrence, it can often leave victims confused as to what to do next. Should you go through the same process as if you were in a…

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Am I Eligible for Compensation Even if the Motor Accident Was My Fault?

A common misconception is that the party at fault in a motor accident is not eligible for any compensation. This is untrue. . A motor vehicle accident includes accidents in or resulting from cars, motorbikes, buses and trucks. It can happen to those in the motor vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists. Changes to the Motor Accident…

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What to do if You’re in a Bicycle Accident: Top Safety Tips

Cycling is excellent for recreation. But riding on the bicycle path in a park is different to riding on the road, sharing the space with other motorists. With just a helmet for physical protection, cyclists and bikers have to be ever vigilant of the traffic around them while maintaining a safe distance from surrounding traffic….

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Motor Vehicle Accidents and Psychological Injuries

It may be a lesser known fact but a psychological injury in some form or another, is common after motor vehicle accidents. Those involved in the crash may suffer physical injuries but also mental trauma as a result which could manifest in the form of anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress. Psychological injury can also occur…

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Substantial Changes to Minor Injury Claims in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Substantial Changes to Minor Injury Claims in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Whether you depend on your car daily to take you to and from work or use it occasionally, the thought of anticipating an accident rarely crosses your mind. Only when you’re caught in an unforeseen accident which may or may not be your fault, do we realise what’s involved with making a motor vehicle accident…

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What Is A Motor Vehicle?

In NSW a motor vehicle is defined as “a vehicle that is built to be propelled by a motor that forms part of the vehicle”. At the workplace, there are many examples of what may fall into the category of a motor vehicle e.g. a mobile crane, a motorised forklift, a Manitou, bulldozers, tractors, ride-on…

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What If I Was Intoxicated?

If the other party was at fault, you can still claim although your compensation may be reduced. At Taylor & Scott, We Care For You.

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How Long Do I Have To Do Something?

You must complete notification to the third party (green slip) insurer within six (6) months of the date of the injury. At Taylor & Scott, We Care For You.

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What If I Was Unlicensed?

Driving without a licence does not preclude you from a claim as long as the accident was not your fault. At Taylor & Scott, We Care For You.

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What If I Was The Party To Blame?

You can still claim, but the insurance company will try to reduce the amount of compensation you receive. At Taylor & Scott, We Care For You.

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Uber passengers

What to Do If Injured While Riding in an Uber

The ride-sharing service, Uber, links passengers with private drivers through a smartphone app. Since its arrival in Australia Uber has grown in popularity, embraced by Australians. When you take an Uber, you’re riding as a passenger in someone’s privately owned vehicle, as opposed to a commercially registered and insured taxi for example. You may now…

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Who is Liable in a Multi-Car Pile Up?

With more vehicles on the road every day it’s no surprise that incidents involving multiple cars are on the rise. You may be driving with the utmost care, but sometimes you may be rear-ended merely because the car behind you was hit. In one moment, a chain reaction could escalate into a life-threatening and dangerous…

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Motor Vehicle Accidents During the Holidays

Stay Safe: Increased Risk of Motor Vehicle Accidents During the Holidays

Christmas is a joyful time bringing with it the party season. Whether you’re rushing from shopping centre to shopping centre doing last minute gift shopping, juggling various office Christmas parties and social commitments or planning long road trips with the family during the break – it’s better to prepare yourself for the risks on the…

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New CTP Scheme affects Motor Accident Compensation Claims

How the New CTP Scheme Commencing in December 2017 Will Affect Motor Accident Compensation Claims

All drivers on NSW roads should be concerned and here’s why. The proposed new changes to the NSW Motor Accident laws will commence in December 2017. This will mean significant changes to the compulsory third party (CTP) scheme which will reduce benefits for up to 90% of people injured in motor vehicle accidents. This will…

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Can I Get Compensation If I Was Injured In An Accident a Long Time Ago?

Whether you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, while at the gym or at work, you should be aware of the time limits for making a compensation claim. Compensation law covers a wide range of personal injury matters. The law categorises personal injuries occurring under different circumstances. For example: Motor vehicle accident claims Workers…

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What Can be Claimed With a Whiplash Injury?

The most common injury suffered in motor vehicle accidents is whiplash. It may result from a rear-end crash, side or frontal vehicle collision – the force of the impact causes a severe jerk of the head in a forward and backward movement like a whip. The result is painful, strained or damaged neck muscles causing…

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New CTP Scheme affects Motor Accident Compensation Claims

Car Accidents Overseas Tourists Beware NSW Roads Are Deadly

You’re on the trip of a lifetime “Down Under”. Friendly people, open roads, plenty of sunshine, great scenery. “Look out!”. Serious car accidents on our roads happen every day of the week and can have catastrophic consequences. Driving a car here in NSW is open to all licensed drivers. It is very easy to turn…

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Early Morning Drive To Work Ends In “U Turn” Crash

Recently, Ivan Simic, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, acted for a worker who had set off for work very early one morning. Whilst driving his motor vehicle, another vehicle made a “U Turn” across his path resulting in a T-bone crash. Ivan’s client was injured and his car was a write off. The…

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Car Runs Red Light: Major Injuries To Other Driver – A Personal Injury Case

Here at Taylor & Scott we have many motor accident claims.  This report highlights what devastating effect a failure to stop at a red light can have. Our client is a middle aged housewife, married, bringing up young children and also running a business from home as well as being very active with a love…

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