Director / CEO / Principal Lawyer and Accredited Specialist
Motor Accident Lawyers With Offices In Wollongong, Campbelltown, Dubbo & Parramatta
At Melinda Griffiths Lawyers, we understand how to get the best possible outcomes for motor accident claims.
Car accident claims can be distressing and overwhelming, and we are committed to providing empathetic and effective legal support.
We have extensive knowledge and experience in handling motor accident claims under the Motor Accident Compensation Act. Our team of car accident lawyers and insurance lawyers can guide you through the process of lodging a claim and seeking compensation for loss of wages, medical expenses, and care expenses.
Changes To Motor Accident Compensation Since 2017
There has been a significant change in the rights to claim compensation for motor accidents since 2017. The Motor Accidents Injury Act 2017 contains specific time limits to lodge a personal injury claim.
The personal injury claim allows you to claim loss of wages, medical and care expenses. Previously, claimants had a period of six months in which to lodge a claim. This has been reduced to three months from the date of the accident.
If you are claiming for loss of wages, the claim for past loss of statutory wages must be made within 28 days. If you do not lodge the claim form within 28 days you are not entitled to have your wage loss backdated to the date of the accident.
The legislation empowers insurers to make decisions as to your entitlements, including your entitlements to claim:
• Travel expenses;
• Degree of impairment;
• Earning capacity;
• Minor injury assessments;
• Damages claims;
• Exemptions from assessment;
• Lump sum approvals.
Seek Legal Advice
It is imperative to seek legal advice if the insurer has made a determination you do not agree with. If you do not agree with the decision, an application for review must be made within 28 days.
In the majority of claims, your legal costs will be capped and paid by the insurer.
Free Initial Consultation
We offer a no-obligation initial consultation to all motor vehicle accident claimants so you can discuss your case with an experienced compensation lawyer. Your story matters to us, and we will make sure we understand your situation before offering advice.
Personalised Legal Advice
We provide personalised legal advice based on the specific circumstances of your case. This can include advice about the strength of your claim, the types of compensation you may be entitled to, and the best course of action for pursuing your claim.
Investigation And Evidence Gathering
We will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the motor vehicle accident, including gathering evidence such as police reports, medical records, and witness statements, to support your case.
Negotiation And Settlement
We will negotiate with the other party or their insurance company to try to reach a fair settlement.
If a settlement cannot be reached, we will represent you in court to pursue your claim and seek the compensation you deserve.
How Our Process Works
- WE LISTEN
- WE BUILD YOUR CASE
- WE PUT YOUR CASE FORWARD
- WE REPRESENT YOU, IF NEEDED
- YOU WIN
How We Can Help
At Melinda Griffiths Lawyers, we help clients navigate the process of submitting a vehicle accident claim under the Motor Accident Compensation Act.
We know that every car accident claim is unique, and we are dedicated to working closely with you to ensure that your story is heard and your needs are met. Our team of experienced insurance lawyers will provide you with the guidance and support needed to pursue the compensation you deserve.
Our Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Melinda and staff, thank you for your efforts in bringing my case to a happy ending!
Melinda and her team were excellent, very supportive and professional.
Melinda Griffiths and her team will strive to achieve the maximum compensation you are entitled to. The care and attention to detail are second to none.
Picked up the pieces and reconstructed an old case I had almost lost hope for, and settled the matter. It was not easy, but MGL managed everything.
We have had the best out come possible. Thanks again for an exceptional job both of you. I would recommend this practice to anyone.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers*
We understand pursuing a legal claim can be a daunting prospect. That’s why we operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
When you trust us to represent your case, you won’t pay any upfront fees for our legal services. We receive payment if and when we are successful in obtaining compensation on your behalf.
We choose to work this way to provide you with peace of mind and the confidence to pursue your legal claim.
Our no win, no fee policy is our way of ensuring you know we have your best interests in mind and are committed to achieving a successful outcome for you.
We’re Here To Help
Reach out to schedule a confidential consultation about your legal situation. We will explain the stages of the relevant legal process and develop a plan to achieve the outcome you want.