It is a sad fact of our modern life that many people will suffer injury in a car or motor vehicle accident at sometime in their lives, often completely innocent of fault.

At Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers we understand the devastating impact an accident can have on your livelihood and your quality of life, particularly when it results in partial, total or permanent disability.

Our expert Compensation Lawyers can help if you’ve been involved in any type of car or road accident or suffered any type of injury including whiplash, brain, spinal, neck, chest, limb, or mental heath effects including trauma.

We can quickly determine whether you have a claim and start immediately protecting your rights and managing your claim in relation to any type of car or road accident including cyclists.

When it matters to have the best advice on Motor Vehicle Accidents, talk to Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers.

Did you know...

That you might be eligible for compensation regardless of who was at fault, however strict time limits for lodging applications do apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our most commonly asked questions about Motor Vehicle Accidents

At the scene of the accident, if possible, exchange details with the other driver of the vehicle. Information to gather includes:

  • Manufacturer, make, model and colour of the vehicle.
  • The registration number for the vehicle.

If the police did not attend the scene, you must report the accident within 28 days and request an Event Number.

Ensure you attend an medical examination from a trusted medical professional who will note your injures in their clinical records.

From there you can start filling out the relevant paperwork from the State Insurance Regulatory Authority and the CTP insurer. Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers will be by you side to help you with this.

Remember strict time limits apply for a Motor Vehicle Accident claims. It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to help advise and navigate you through this process. The Motor Accidents Act is a minefield of limitations which will have an impact on your claim if one is missed.

If you’ve suffered an injury in a car accident it’s a good idea to seek legal advice as soon as you can. Sometimes it’s not always obvious if you do have a claim.

We understand that being injured in a motor vehicle accident can be a stressful time.

However, in most cases the injury needs to stabilise before the claim can be fully resolved.

It can be a lengthy process measured in years, however at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers we we work as quickly as we can to progress the matter.

Compensation Lawyers

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Howard Harrison

Partner | Sydney

One of the most experienced litigators in Australia, Howard Harrison is a Partner of Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers. With 40 years of experience in litigation, compensation law and church law, he represents

Hanaan Indari

Managing Partner | Sydney, Wollongong

As an expert litigation partner, Hanaan Indari has successfully conducted many thousands of cases since joining Carroll and O'Dea Lawyers in 1997.

Robert Algie

Partner | Campbelltown

As partner in the Compensation Law Team at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, Robert has a significant interest in medico-legal law.

Michael Barnes

Partner | Sydney

Michael’s depth of experience, ability to get to the heart of an issue and communication skills put him at the top of employment & industrial law and personal injury.

Tim Concannon

Partner | Sydney

Tim Concannon is one of Australia’s leading experts in personal injury law.

Scott Dougall

Partner | Parramatta

Scott Dougall is the partner in charge of the Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers Parramatta office, servicing Western Sydney and beyond.

Diana Farah

Partner | Canberra, Sydney

Diana is one of Australia’s most highly respected practitioners in the areas of compensation law.

Julia Harrison

Partner | Sydney

Julia is a leading compensation and personal injury lawyer. A partner in the firm's compensation division, Julia appears regularly for both plaintiffs and defendants.

David Jones

Partner | Newcastle, Port Stephens, Tuggerah

One of NSW’s most experienced personal injury lawyers, David is the Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers partner responsible for the Port Stephens office.

Peter Lleonart

Partner | Parramatta

Peter has a strong personal injury practice because he knows what clients need and he prioritises delivering outcomes for clients when it matters.

Olivia Mailian

Partner | Sydney

Olivia’s early professional work in journalism and public relations has set the foundation for her legal practice, which focus on practical and cost effective strategies.

Maithri Panagoda AM

Partner | Sydney

Educated in both Sydney and Sri Lanka, Maithri has over 40 years experience in litigation and dispute resolution. Maithri is regularly invited to present seminars to lawyers and university students.

Martin Slattery

Partner | Melbourne, Sydney

Martin’s diverse career – journalist, guitarist, lawyer – means he has the life experience and the professional expertise to provide what his clients want when it matters.

David Tarrant

Partner | Sydney

As a Partner in the compensation law team with a background as a clinical nurse specialist. David has a solid understanding of his clients injuries and the healthcare system.

Emily Katheklakis

Partner | Sydney

Emily Katheklakis has achieved successful outcomes for clients across the whole spectrum of personal injury matters.

Paul Ohm

Special Counsel | Parramatta, Sydney

Paul is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law with the NSW Law Society and has been since 2002.

Rebecca Tidswell

Special Counsel | Sydney

Rebecca Tidswell has over 20 years experience in litigation focusing specifically on complex medical law issues, as well as estate disputes.