Motor accident injury claims must be commenced within three years from the date of the accident. The exceptions are if the victim is a minor or a person with a disability. All you have to do is bring along your accident report or police report together with your receipts from the hospital or clinic. We will make all the necessary applications to the relevant departments like the LTA, Traffic Police, Hospital, Clinic, GIA, etc. Once a settlement of above $5,000 is awarded for general damages, damages and costs will have to be approved by the Public Trustee. The legal fees will be paid separately by the insurers.
A claim involving a relatively minor injury may take about one to three months to settle after all the necessary documents have been obtained. For more complicated matters, the process may last about six months to one and a half years.