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.