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When you’ve been injured, lodging claims and paperwork only makes things worse. At Carbone Lawyers, we manage the whole process so you can just focus on your recovery.

No Win, No Fee

Our no win, no fee policy means that most personal injury claims have no upfront fees.

Every registered vehicle in Victoria has Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance included in the cost of registration through the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). The TAC covers public transport accidents including tram accidents, train accidents and bus accidents. If you have been injured or a family member was killed in a public transport accident, you may be able to claim compensation through the TAC. Below is information on making a transport accident claim and how our transport accident lawyers can help ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to.  

Types Of Compensation For Transport Accident Injuries

Transport accident claims can be made to the TAC by all road users, regardless of whether you are a driver, passenger or pedestrian. The compensation you may be entitled to includes:

  • Payment of all medical expenses related to your transport injuries
  • Income support benefits
  • Household and childcare services
  • Payment for rehabilitation services (at home and/or in the hospital)
  • Mental health counselling
  • Reimbursement for travel and accommodations for medical appointments
  • Vocational therapy (return to work support)


Additional compensation for transport accidents can include impairment benefits and Common Law Personal Injury Compensation (available if the transport accident caused serious injury and the accident was caused by negligence on the part of another party). 

What Are Common Types Of Injuries You Can Claim For? 

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Injuries to the head and face
  • Whiplash and other neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Bone fractures and orthopaedic injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Internal bleeding and haemorrhage
  • Nerve damage
  • Crush injuries
  • Impalement injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Amputation and loss of a limb
  • Psychological trauma

Steps To Take When Making A Transport Accident Claim 

These are the steps to take when making a transport accident claim as recommended by our transport accident lawyers

  1. Seek medical care
  2. Take photographs
  3. Speak with witnesses, take contact information and if possible take notes on their
  4. Report the accident. Passengers of public transport can report the accident to the police, and
    you should ensure the accident has been reported to assist your claim.
  5. Collect information about the accident including:
    • Where the accident took place
    • The date and approximate time of the accident
    • The name of the transport driver
    • The name of the public transport operator
    • The name of the individual at the transport operator to whom the accident was
    • Vehicle number and route of the bus, tram or train involved in the accident
    • The name(s) of the police officer(s) who responded to the crash, as well as the police station that responded to the accident
    • Eyewitness information

How Our Transport Accident Lawyers Can Help

We know it can be a difficult time coping with an injury and it can be overwhelming to navigate the claims process. Our transport accident lawyers will take care of everything for you so you can focus on your rest and recovery. 

You typically have just one year after a TAC accident to lodge a primary claim with the TAC. You have six years to lodge a Common Law claim. Our transport accident lawyers will advise you of your rights from the very start and will commence preparation of your Common Law claim from the moment you engage us to act for you. 

Utilising our decades of experience with personal injury claims, we will ensure your claim includes all compensation you may be entitled to and will help build a strong case on your behalf to ensure a strong position for the best outcome possible. And, with our No Win, No Fee policy most personal injury claims have no upfront fees – so there is no risk to you. 

Speak With A Transport Accident Lawyer

To see how our transport accident lawyers can help you, call 1800 369 888 or fill out our online enquiry form and we will arrange an appointment for you. 

For over 30 years Carbone Lawyers has been achieving successful outcomes for our clients. We are renowned for our Personal Injury Law expertise and have a team of highly experienced and skilled transport accident lawyers driven to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to. 

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