Motor Accident Compensation

Drivers the losers in new car insurance plan

The South Australian public has been misled about whether motor accident victims would be worse off under new compensation laws, lawyers say.

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The South Australian public has been misled about whether motor accident victims would be worse off under new compensation laws, lawyers say.

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“It is clear that the South Australian public has not been told the full story about the new motor accident insurance laws,” Partner Tim White said. 

“Since the laws were rolled out on 1 July 2013, our firm has been presenting on the new scheme to industry groups including physiotherapists, doctors and psychologists, whose clients are significantly affected. 

“We have also addressed community organisations, including a number cycling groups.  

“As we extracted the detail and showed the real impact of the changes, the common response was – “how could this be allowed to happen?” and “why didn’t we know about this?” 

“Already we have had to turn away injured people who have suffered genuine losses as a result of road accidents.  

“The unfortunate reality is that most people are unaware of how harsh these laws are until they are injured in an accident themselves.”

Author: Tim White

Links:

Join the fight to restore victims’ rights

Case studies – comparing the new laws with the old laws

The impact of the new laws on pain and suffering and future loss of income payments

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If you have been injured in an accident before or after 1 July 2013, it is now more important than ever to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Contact Partners Tim White or Barney Gask on (08) 8212 1077.

Tindall Gask Bentley is the largest personal injury law firm in South Australia. Why choose TGB for your motor accident claim?