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Duncan Basheer Hannon

- 16 Aug 2017
  • Personal Injury

I have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in South Australia. Are there any time frames that I should be aware of?

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in South Australia you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and the effects of those.

However, time limits apply to lodging claim forms and finalising your claim through the compulsory third party system.

An injured person has six months from the date of the accident to file an Injury Claim form with the CTP regulator.

There are also time limits in relation to finalising any compulsory third party claim.  An individual who is a minor at the date of the accident has three years from the date that they turn 18 (i.e. their 21st birthday) to finalise their claim.  Anyone who is over the age of 18 years at the date of the accident only has three years from the date the accident occurred to finalise their claim. It is extremely important that these timeframes are complied with.

If you are uncertain as to your entitlements or what action you should be taking, contact one of our personal injury solicitors on 1800 324 324 or send us a message to arrange an obligation free appointment.