Motor accident

Persons injured in a motor vehicle accident in South Australia are entitled to claim compensation under the CTP insurance policy for vehicles registered in South Australia.

The right to compensation is dependent upon the person other than yourself being at fault, either wholly or partially, causing the accident and injuries.

Subject to proof of fault, a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian is entitled to make a clam for damages as a consequence of personal injury suffered.

There is no requirement to prove negligence as a cause of your injury.

If you think you may have entitlement to make a claim, you should consult a lawyer straight away. Even if you are partially at fault for the occurrence of the motor vehicle accident, but another party also contributed to the accident, then liability for the accident can be apportioned such that you would receive a proportion or reduction in the damages awarded to you having regard to the extent to which you contributed to the accident.

Hugh Rischbieth

Nic Kernahan

Andrew Mitchard

Commercial Lawyers Adelaide

Caitlin Walkington