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Motor Vehicle Accidents – Child Injury

Anyone injured in a motor vehicle accident in New South Wales is eligible to claim compensation to help get life back on track. Compensation isn’t only applicable to drivers or owners of the car, but also extends to passengers, pedestrians and other road users. This includes children who have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Engaging the services of highly qualified Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers at Taylor & Scott will help you secure the maximum compensation potential to assist your child’s recovery from the accident and provide a brighter future.

With more than 110 years compensation law experience, Taylor & Scott Lawyers are the Sydney and NSW specialists who know how to get the results you deserve. If you or your loved ones have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, our dedicated team are on hand to provide a compassionate and caring approach you require during your time of need. If money is tight but your child’s welfare is at stake, don’t fret, as we offer a free case assessment and a ‘no-win no-fee’ guarantee that means you don’t pay a cent until your case is won and compensation is paid into your account.

How do I make a child injury compensation claim?

All motor vehicle owners in NSW are obligated to hold Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance that covers victims of motor accidents. The amount of compensation paid is determined by assessors who take a number of factors into consideration, including the cause of the accident, driver negligence, and injuries suffered as a result of the accident. Although presenting a claim can be straight-forward, it’s not unusual to have a claim disputed and proceedings can become drawn-out and complex.

Although insurance companies aren’t heartless, it’s their business to maximise profits and minimise expenses, so legal wrangling can ensue after a motor vehicle accident. The pressure of a legal battle on top of grief for a suffering child is totally unwanted, so choosing an experienced Taylor & Scott Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyer is often the best way of maximising payouts while also dedicating appropriate time to assisting your child recover from injuries. Taylor & Scott Lawyers will help you in a number of ways, including:

  • Compiling all claim documentation into a winnable case
  • Undertaking medical, police and government searches
  • Procuring evidence relevant to your child’s compensation case
  • Negotiating the best possible settlement with insurance companies
  • Negotiating with opposing legal teams or individuals
  • Representing your child in court if required
  • A compassionate, caring approach every step of the way

What compensation claim entitlements are children eligible for?

Our vulnerable young Australians have a right to be protected while on our roads. Care extends to special benefits for children as governed by the Motor Vehicles Compensation Act 1999. Special benefit for children provides compensation even in accidents that are caused by the child. The benefits are for children who were under the age of 16 when the accident occurred, with entitlements covering a range of assistance, including:

  • Hospital, medical, ambulance and pharmaceutical costs
  • Rehabilitation and respite services
  • Nursing and home-care services
  • Funeral or cremation expenses

Who else is covered by motor vehicle accident compensation?

Many people are unaware that compensation law covers other people apart from the driver of a motor vehicle. Eligibility for compensation extends to passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycle pillion passengers. There are various compensation avenues available for at-fault drivers, victims of an accident with an uninsured or unregistered vehicle, hit and run victims, and persons injured in a blameless accident. Compensation law in NSW provides extensive cover, although it can also be a minefield of complexity beyond the scope of most people to fully understand.

It’s also common for claims to be disputed by opposing parties, or rejected due to insufficient evidence. For these reasons and more, it’s important to make a strong compensation claim case using the services of experienced compensation lawyers at Taylor & Scott. We take the stress out of the claim process and dedicate our time to ensuring you receive timely compensation.

How do I report a child injury accident?

Although Taylor & Scott can take care of everything on your behalf, we also believe in working as a team, and your assistance can make a difference for maximising compensation. There are quite a few ways you can assist if possible.

  • Retain copies of police reports and event number
  • Retain all treating doctor and medical reports
  • Obtain details of any other people involved in the accident
  • Take photos of anything related to the accident if possible
  • Contact Taylor & Scott Lawyers for a free case assessment

We will work with you to build a strong compensation claim case on behalf of a child victim of a motor vehicle accident. When you give us the go-ahead, we will commence working on your claim immediately with determination and expertise that only the most capable legal firms can provide. Our role is to provide the best service possible for attaining outcomes that satisfy the needs of yourself and the children under your care.

At Taylor & Scott, ‘We Care For You’.