Matt DeGregorio

Matt DeGregorio

Managing Partner
BA; LL.B (Hons); GDLP; Dip. Bus.

P: (08) 8216 3359


Nadine Harley

Matt DeGregorio

P: (08) 8216 3359

Matt started with DBH in 2004 as a work experience student and is now one of the owners of the firm. He has great empathy for clients in difficult positions and enjoys assisting them to achieve their best possible outcome.


Matt practices in all areas of personal injury. He has represented hundreds of survivors of child sexual abuse in claims against Government, churches and other organisations. He has also been integral in the running of several class actions including the collapse of the Spin Dragon ride at the Royal Adelaide Show, the flooding of homes caused by the overflowing of the Patawalonga, Nippy’s salmonella poisoning, Anglican Church sexual abuse and DePuy hip implants.


Matt also works on substantial medical negligence claims including strokes, amputations, birth injuries and brain damage. He does all areas of motor vehicle accident claims but in particular persons who are very seriously injured.


Member – Law Society of South Australia

Doyle's Guide to Lawyers – Leading Medical Negligence & Malpractice Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – South Australia, 2016

Doyle's Guide to Lawyers – Leading Work Injury Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – South Australia, 2016

Doyle's Guide to Lawyers – Leading Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – South Australia, 2017


What should I do straight after a car accident?

Following any accident, the safety of yourself and any other people in the vicinity is the top priority. If required, ensure that the relevant emergency response team is called and follow the directions of any police, ambulance or fire officers.

Once you are sure that you and any other people involved are safe, there are some things you should do at the collision site, including:

  • Ensure you make a note of the registration number of any other vehicles involved in the accident.
  • Ensure you get the name and contact details of the driver of any other vehicles involved in the accident.
  • If there are any witnesses to the accident, obtain their name and contact details.
  • If police are in attendance, ensure they give you a copy of the Vehicle Collision Report number.

If you are seriously injured and are taken straight to hospital by ambulance, the police will obtain the details of all other persons involved in the collision so you do not need to worry.

Once you have left the collision site, there are some other things that should be done as soon as possible including:

  • If you have not been taken to hospital, ensure you seek medical attention for any injuries associated with the accident. It is best to do this as soon as possible after the accident.
  • Whether you attend hospital or your GP, ensure they record all injuries that you have experienced, no matter how minor you may think they are.
  • If the police do not attend the scene of the accident, ensure that you report the accident to the police as soon as possible. All drivers are obligated to report any motor vehicle accidents where injuries occur. This obligation applies to each driver, whether or not they think they are at fault.
  • You should take photos of any damage to your vehicle before it is sent for any repairs and keep any invoices or quotes for repairs.
  • You should also take photos of your injuries including any bruising, cuts or abrasions or swelling.

There are important time limits that you need to be aware of to ensure your rights are not lost. You need to lodge a claim form with the CTP insurer within 6 months of the accident. Following this, there are other important deadlines that you cannot miss.

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, we recommend speaking to one of our personal injury lawyers to ensure you get the right advice early. Duncan Basheer Hannon offer an obligation free first interview for those who have suffered injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident.  Contact DBH today by free calling 1800 324 324 or send us a message.

Time limit on child abuse cases in South Australia ‘shameful’

Over the years, DBH represented many victims of child sex abuse.

Recently, we have been advocating for time limits to be removed on claims for compensation to allow survivors more time to heal and come to terms with their personal circumstances.


Click the link below to read what DBH Partner Matt De Gregorio had to say to The Australian.

‘Time limit on child abuse cases in South Australia ‘shameful’ – The Australian – 31.01.17

Families’ futures dashed by loss

The recent storms that have swept across South Australia have left a trail of destruction and the weather’s accompanying power outages have affected many lives.

Among those hardest hit are couples who had precious embryos stored at the Flinders Medical Centre’s fertility clinic.

DBH Partner, Matthew DeGregorio says there may be a case for compensation.

Click below to read what Matt told The Advertiser.


The Advertiser – Saturday 1 October – Families’ futures dashed by loss

Admit child abuse liability, South Australia told

The consequences from the child sex abuse case involving former Families SA carer, Shannon McCoole continues to reverberate in legal and political circles.

DBH Partner Matthew DeGreogrio has spoken to The Australian to explain why he has advised some of the parents of the victims that any civil proceedings should be delayed.

Click on the link below to read more.  If you need any advice or support in relation to this or other matters, please get in touch with Matthew today by calling 1800 324 324 or get in touch with us via our contact page.


The Australian – Wednesday 10 August, 2016 – Admit child abuse liability, South Australia told