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Property Damage

Please note that new Uniform Civil Court Rules 2020 for most civil legal proceedings in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts of South Australia are scheduled to commence on 18 May 2020. The information in this chapter will be updated to reflect the new rules and applies to matters commenced after 18 May 2020. In the meantime, please see COURT-Suing or Being Sued, or get Legal Help.

This section provides details on what to do if you have been involved in an accident and how to recover the cost of repairs to a motor vehicle. For a complete guide to handling your own motor vehicle claim see our Motor Vehicle Accident Kit.*

*Please note, as an amendment to the Motor Vehicle Accident Kit, the increase in the limit for minor civil claims in the Magistrates Court of South Australia, which is now for claims under $12 000.

Property Damage  :  Last Revised: Fri May 15th 2020
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