Put simply yes, there are some strict time limits which apply to your claim.
In an ordinary case, you are required to lodge a claim form with the CTP insurer within six months of the car accident. It is still possible to pursue a claim after that, but an explanation for the late claim needs to be given (and usually there are good reasons for making a claim late). But if your Application to the Claims Assessment Resolution Service (CARS) is not made within 3 years you may lose your right to appeal to the District Court any decision made by CARS that you are unhappy with. As a general rule, any legal proceedings in a court arising from a personal injury must be made within three years of the date of the accident or injury. It is important to consult a lawyer to make sure your interests are protected in this regard.
Bearing in mind all of these requirements, and in order to progress your claim quickly and efficiently, it is important that you seek advice about bringing a claim as quickly as possible.
If you have more specific questions relating to your situation, please contact us. One of our specialist lawyers will call you back within one business day to clarify your concerns.
By Chandelle Whitney.