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You may have viewed this frightening footage of a near-miss between a school bus and semi-trailer on Sydney M5 motorway recently. Considering what might have happened, it’s enough to make you look twice next time you’re on the roads.

Unfortunately, not all Sydney drivers and their passengers are so lucky. During 2016, there were 384 road fatalities in NSW alone and many more seriously or otherwise injured in motor accidents.

If you are injured in a motor accident, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

While a limited amount of compensation is often available for at-fault drivers, third party compensation claims for passengers or drivers who were not at fault can be significant.

Initally, an Accident Notification Form lodged within 28 days of the accident can provide treatment expenses up to $5,000 regardless of fault.

Further injury compensation can be claimed by lodging a Personal Injury Claim Form against the insurer of the at-fault driver within 6 months of the accident.

You should provide accurate and detailed accounts of the incident and your injuries to your doctor. GP or hospital notes may become important in the later stages of your claim.

It is recommended that advice from an expert personal injury lawyer is obtained as soon as possible following the accident. This will ensure your rights are protected and evidence is obtained as early as possible to enable the success of your claim.

Our Personal Injury Lawyers can provide practical solutions and exceptional results in relation to your compensation claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.  Call 1300 773 529 or email a personal injury lawyer at info@matthewsfolbigg.com.au. We can then arrange an initial telephone conference to discuss.

Matthews Folbigg has over 50 years’ experience protecting personal injury and compensation rights of people living in Parramatta and the Hills.