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Claim Time Limits

NSW Road Traffic Accident Claims Time Limits

The law in NSW governing compensation claims sustained in a motor vehicle accident is very complex and difficult to navigate without legal assistance.

More importantly the legislation imposes strict time limits by which injured persons must attend to things or risk their claim being rejected.

Some crucial time limits to be mindful of include the following:

• You must report a motor vehicle accident and injuries sustained within 48 hours of the accident occurring.
• You must lodge a claim form with the CTP Insurer within 6 months from the date of accident.
• You must commence Court Proceedings within 3 years from the date of the accident.

For accidents occurring after October 1999, if a CTP claim has been lodged with the insurer within 6 months from the date of accident and the insurer has accepted liability for the accident on behalf of their insured driver, their claim will generally proceed through the Claims Assessment Resolution Service, even if outside of the 3 year time limit!

Please note that the time limits above may change and we recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as possible after you have been involved in an accident and while the events are fresh in your mind.

Contact Bannister Law

To make claim for your motorbike accident, call Bannister Law today on 1300 226 647. We help the victims of road accidents obtain the compensation they deserve, and we are ready to help you.