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.
You are injured by a motor vehicle which fails to stop. You don’t have the other driver’s details. You don’t know if he/she is licensed or unlicensed. You don’t know if the vehicle they were driving has greenslip insurance. What should you do?
The first thing you should do is contact the expert lawyers here at Taylor & Scott who are ready and willing to assist you every step of the way to ensure you obtain maximum damages for your injuries, even if the identity of the driver or the motor vehicle isn’t known.
If you can remember anything at all about the vehicle, this will help. For example, the type, the make, the colour, the age or any other distinguishing features such as a bull bar on the front, racing stripes or other unusual markings on the vehicle. All of this information will help our legal team in trying to identify the vehicle that injured you.
The accident must be reported to the Police as soon as possible. Give them every scrap of information you can remember. If there are any independent witnesses, try and get their names and addresses so they may be interviewed. The exact date, time and place of the accident is also very important.
By contacting the legal team here at Taylor & Scott on 1800 600 664, our expert lawyers will come to you if you are physically unable to visit one of our offices. We often attend injured clients in hospitals, rehab centres or at their home. If we accept your claim, we will act for you on a no-win/no-pay basis which means we will not be paid unless you are successful with your claim.
In claims where the identity of the motor vehicle or its driver is unknown, it is imperative that due search and enquiry be undertaken to establish the identity of the driver and/or the motor vehicle as soon as possible after the accident.
If and when you instruct our senior lawyers here at Taylor & Scott, we will retain the services of a private investigator to commence a canvass of the area where you were injured to interview any potential witnesses. By doing this, you satisfy the need for due search and enquiry.
We will also assist you in lodging all the required forms that are needed in such a case. It is vital to take these steps as soon as possible after your accident, so don’t delay. We are here to help you every step of the way.
So if you were injured anywhere here in NSW, please contact us for confidential free advice on 1800 600 664 or complete the Contact Form on this page.