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Hundreds of people are injured in motor vehicle
accidents every year. If you or a family member has
been involved in an accident, compensation can
help you get your life back together.
If you have been badly injured as the result of a
motor vehicle accident in Victoria you may be
entitled to substantial compensation under the
Transport Accident Act.
The Act also covers Victorian residents who have an
accident in another state or territory, provided that
the vehicle was registered in Victoria and you were
the driver of, or a passenger in, the vehicle.
If you were injured on a train or tram, or you collided
with the opening door of a motor vehicle while riding
a bicycle, you can also claim for compensation.
So if you are injured, you are almost certainly entitled
to some level of compensation under the Transport
Accident Act, such as weekly payments, medical
expenses, lump sum payments and possibly
common law damages.
This brochure explains your rights under the TAC
system. If you decide to apply for compensation, a
good lawyer can make lodging a TAC claim relatively
quick and inexpensive.
Our lawyers are happy to offer you a free,
no obligation initial consultation as part of the
Stringer Clark service.
02 Car accidents
1.	 Report	the	accident
A simple rule: you must report your accident to
the police. The TAC cannot accept your claim
unless the accident has been reported. If you do
not report the accident at the time it occurred, you
should attend your local police station as soon
2.	 Lodge	a	TAC	claim
Call the Transport Accident Commission on
1300 654 329 to lodge your claim over the phone.
The TAC will mail you a hard copy of the claim form
to check and complete. Time limits apply on
lodging a claim, so call as soon as possible after
3.	 What	if	my	claim	is	unsuccessful?
If the TAC rejects your claim, you are entitled t