Substantial changes have been brought into law in New South Wales on and from 1st December 2017, that affects compensation claims.
You can still get your personal injury claims in. Old laws apply to people injured before the new CTP Scheme kicked in on 1st December 2017, so don’t miss out on compensation.
Many people assume that pedestrian accidents and injuries are only caused by people not looking while crossing the road. Although this does happen far too often, it’s not the only type of accident involving pedestrians. In a lot of cases a pedestrian injury is caused by negligence of a motor vehicle driver, with situations including distracted driving, drunk driving, aggressive driving, and violation of road safety rules and guidelines. A ‘Pedestrian Injury’ claim can also be made by victims of ‘blameless accidents’, for example, a driver suffering a medical event or losing consciousness, resulting in a pedestrian injury.
Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable on or beside busy roads where a moment’s inattention can result in carnage, catastrophe, and extremely severe injuries. It’s not unusual for a pedestrian to die after being struck by a car, bus or truck, and adequate compensation for victims and their families is justified. As with all compensation claims, it’s important to establish negligence of another person or persons, and engaging the services of a professional and proficient lawyer is often the best way of establishing guilt or innocence. Taylor & Scott Compensation Lawyers are Sydney and NSW compensation lawyers with more than 110 years of experience serving the people of NSW and visitors to our state.
If you are injured as a pedestrian there are a few different ways a compensation claim can proceed. It’s important from the outset to understand what type of claim to make, as an incorrectly compiled claim may be dismissed altogether with zero compensation paid to you. If there is any uncertainty, Taylor & Scott Lawyers will have you heading in the right direction. Here are a couple of claims scenarios.
Motor Accident Claim: In situations where a pedestrian accident results in permanent impairment, a ‘Common Law Claim’ can be made. Compensation, in this case, can also cover medical expenses, lost earnings, and out of pocket expenses, plus compensation for pain and suffering paid as a lump sum.
Every compensation claim is considered on its merits. New South Wales Motor Accident Compensation Law has established protocol for assessing all compensation claims, and attaining maximum claim payout is reliant on an accurate and thorough presentation. Taylor & Scott Compensation Lawyers can assist during every stage of the claim process, in ways that include:
If you are injured in a pedestrian accident and suffer permanent injuries deemed to be more than 10% of normal physical or mental function, you are eligible to claim a lump sum payment to cover pain and suffering. The degree of injury will be ascertained by medical specialists appointed by the government. Compensation can also be claimed if the injury is deemed to be caused by your own negligence, although the payout will probably be reduced. You should contact Taylor & Scott Lawyers as soon as possible, and we will get your claim process started immediately.
Pedestrian injury compensation is designed to cover past, present and future expenses, allowing you and your family to get on with life without additional financial stress. Recovering from injuries can leave you with little energy or enthusiasm to fight a legal battle, so Taylor & Scott Lawyers will act on your behalf to secure funds required for a range of purposes, including:
At Taylor & Scott, our aim is to secure the maximum potential compensation to assist you moving forward, and we will do everything legally possible to ensure you get the results you hope for.
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