There are different rules depending on the date of your motor vehicle accident.

Injuries from a road accident can be either physical injuries or psychological injuries or a combination of both and can occur in a number of different ways including:

  • While a driver or passenger in car, truck, tractor, forklift etc.
  • As a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle.
  • As a cyclisthit by a motor vehicle.
  • As a motorcyclist and a pillion passenger.
  • Due to a blameless accident while driving a car – e.g., being hit by a falling tree.

What law and the rules that apply to your claim for injuries sustained in a road accident depend on the date of the road accident – that is whether it happened before or after 1 December 2017.

The Accident Happened Before 1 December 2017

The Accident Happened On/after 1 December 2017

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