Multiple Vehicle Accidents (Success Story)

Involved in a car accident? You may be entitled to compensation.

I just wanted to say a quick thank you for all your hard work. I appreciate the time taken to explain the process of making a claim from the start. I wasn’t sure if I was entitled to anything but you explained my rights and my claims value clearly. My sincere gratitude and warmest thanks.. Kim, Frenchs Forest

Multiple Vehicle Accident.

On 21 October 2014, an out-of-control truck rolled onto its side at the intersection of Pittwater and Warringah roads in Dee Why, crashing over the median strip and colliding with eight cars, ultimately coming to rest on top of a vehicle with the occupants injured and trapped inside.

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In all, six people had to be freed from their vehicles by the Fire Department and five were rushed to hospital, one by helicopter

While in this situation it is evident which vehicle caused the accident, this is not always the case.

There is often great difficulty involved in identifying the vehicle at fault, particularly in circumstances where numerous vehicles are involved and vehicle occupants are, due to their injuries, not in a position to remain at the accident scene. Ultimately, it is often the case that injured people need to instruct lawyers who are able to conduct the requisite searches and obtain, pursuant to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, police reports, thus allowing an injured person to seek compensation from the relevant insurer.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is vital you correctly identify the vehicle that caused the accident. It is not always the case that the vehicle that hit you is at fault.

At BPC Lawyers, our specialist motor vehicle accident lawyers can help you correctly identify the vehicle at fault and ensure you receive the maximum compensation required to recover. Contact us on 02 8280 6900 to speak to one of our senior lawyers about your case.

Who can make a claim for damages under the motor accidents compensation act?

To make a claim under the Act you must have sustained an injury arising out of a MVA (Motor Vehicle Accident).

“Motor accident” means an accident involving the use or operation of a motor vehicle that causes death of or injury to a person and is caused (whether or not as a result of a defect in the vehicle) during:

  • The driving of the vehicle; or
  • A collision, or accident taken to avoid a collision, with a vehicle; or
  • A vehicle running out of control.

You also must be able to demonstrate “fault” of the owner and/or driver of a motor vehicle. In most cases the vehicle which caused the accident is considered to be “at fault”. You must be able to prove that your injuries were as a result of the fault of the owner or driver of the other motor vehicle.

Pedestrians can also claim where they are injured by the fault of the driver of a motor vehicle.


Beilby Poulden Costello Lawyers act on behalf of people suffering from whiplash as a result of motor vehicle accidents everyday.

There has been a lot of change in this area of motor vehicle claims over the years however monetary compensation still exists to assist people to put their lives back together after an accident.

Beilby Poulden Costello recently acted on behalf of a client who sustained whiplash type injuries to the neck and back as a result of a rear end motor vehicle accident. This is a very common injury and one where substantial compensation can still be obtained.

At the time of the whiplash injury, our client was employed as a personal assistant on a full time basis and also undertook an active roll in the care of her disabled son.


This case took over 14 days to hear. We argued on our client’s behalf that there was inadequate and misleading road signage on the Monaro Highway, near Bombala. 

At the time a new road was being built and our client was diverted down a dirt section of road which acted as detour.


We were recently successful in proceedings before the NSW Court of Appeal acting for the father of a young person who suffered a severe brain injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Our client, the young boy’s father, had parked his car with a boat attached outside his home with the intention of opening the gate and backing it into the driveway. He asked his son to get out of the car to open the gate.