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Motor Vehicle Compensation

With a success rate of over 99%, you can be sure of our commitment to winning your claim.

Using a specialist law firm with over 90 years combined experience could make the difference between winning and losing your case. At Sanford Legal, our sole purpose is to get you MAXIMUM compensation against insurance companies – it’s what we do best and stand out amongst our competitors.

With our NO WIN NO FEE GUARANTEE*, it’s our guarantee to you that we will provide you with the best legal service without any compromise.


Who can make a claim
Our experienced lawyers can help you with a wide range of traffic-related injury claims including:

  • Injury claims by drivers or passengers in a car
  • Injury claims by drivers or passengers in a truck
  • Injury claims by drivers or passengers on a bicycle, motorcycle or motorbike
  • Injury claims by passengers on a bus, taxi or other public transport
  • Injury claims by riders or passengers of bicycles
  • Injury claims by pedestrians
  • Injury claims as a result of a “hit and run”
  • Injury claims to children
  • All other injury claims caused by the negligence of another party


Eligibility Test
To see if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation, ask yourself:

  1. Was I involved in a motor vehicle accident that was not my fault?
  2. Was I injured?
  3. Have I suffered loss or damage as a result of my injuries?

If you have answered YES to ALL the questions above, then you may be entitled to compensation.


Benefits Paid
Under the motor accidents legislation, the following benefits are claimable:

Description Claimable Limit
Pain and Suffering (upon attaining a threshold) Yes Up to $492,000.00 maximum per claim (as at October 2014)
Loss of Income Yes Lost income payments are capped at a maximum of $4,512.00 net per week (as at 1 October 2014), and adjusted annually
Medical Expenses Yes Unlimited as long as they are considered reasonable and necessary
Domestic Assistance Yes $27.96 per hour (as of October 2014)


How long will my claim take?
This will depend on the severity of the injuries suffered in the motor accident. The table below sets out the average claim duration. Despite this, we try and resolve cases quickly and achieve the best outcomes for our clients.

Severity of Injury Length of Claim
Minor Injuries 6-12 months
Moderate Injuries 9-15 months
Major Injuries 12-24 months*

* This is subject to the injuries stabilising.


Claims Process
At Sanford Legal, we remove the stress associated with dealing with insurance companies so that you can get on with your life. Our expert lawyers have successfully claimed millions of dollars in compensation from a variety of high profile insurance companies. The table below is a simplified flowchart of the usual claims process:

Claims Assessment 

We will provide you with a free, no-obligation assessment of your claim. We will also tell you if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation and explain to our NO WIN NO FEE GUARANTEE* agreement as well as the process involved in claiming.

Lodgement of Claim 

We will identify the CTP insurer at fault, complete your claim form and serve it on the insurance company. The insurance company will then issue you with a claim number and then will proceed to preparation of your claim.

Preparation of Claim 

We will obtain all the medical evidence we need on your behalf and arrange for you to be examined by doctor(s) to prepare your claim. We will also obtain any other information we need that will assist your claim and progress the matter to a settlement conference with the insurance company.

Resolution of Claim 

We will attempt to settle your claim with the insurance company. If the matter does not settle, we will progress your matter to assessment at CARS (Claims Assessment Resolution Service).

Compensation Payout  

You will receive your lump sum cheque after the matter has been resolved and only after you have been advised of the total amount you will receive and you agree to this. With over 90 years of combined experience, Sanford Legal will get you the maximum compensation you deserve.


Contact Sanford Legal today for a free case assessment.

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