On March 30 this year, the Motor Accidents Injuries Bill 2017 NSW was passed by parliament. This bill is significant as it replaces the current compulsory third party motor accidents scheme under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999, therefore changing the ways in which injured parties are compensated for motor accidents.
Reviewing the processes and legislation that cover you in the event of an accident is usually only a priority once you’ve actually been involved in an accident. However, understanding what to do when an accident happens, and how you’re covered financially and medically, can ease your mind during a stressful and difficult time.
In this comprehensive guide we’ll cover exactly what’s changing in the new laws, how the changes may affect you and what you need to do in the event of an accident.