Motor Vehicle & Car Accident Lawyers Perth
Australians’ love of cars and driving means car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life.
The impact of a car accident is not only the inconvenience of finding alternative transport and the money for repairs, or even a new car. In many cases, people need to deal with the serious after-effects of injury resulting from the accident, impacting their lives and livelihoods.
Perhaps you believe the accident that resulted in your injury was caused by the negligence of someone else and you have the basis for a compensation claim.
Car Accident Lawyers Perth are specialists in this area of compensation and can provide expert guidance on the best way to go about making a claim.
If you’re involved in a car accident, there are several steps you should take which will later help you with your compensation claim, which we’ll outline below.
Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Lawyers Perth
Suppose you were hurt in a car accident — whether you were the driver, a passenger, a pedestrian, a motorcyclist, or a cyclist. In that case, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries, even if you were partially to blame. If the negligent party were driving a vehicle registered in Perth, the Insurance Commission of Western Australia would provide compensation (or an unknown car). Our Perth Car Accident Lawyers have a lot of experience with compensation claims in car accidents. Our staff will assist you in ensuring that you obtain the best positive outcomes possible.
Car Accident Injury Claims in Perth
Being involved in a car accident can take an emotional and physical toll on the driver and passengers. After possibly sustaining injuries, you have to worry about seeking medical care for any injuries sustained, informing different organisations, past and future loss of earnings, and documenting the damage to cars and/or property.
Gajic Lawyers’ team of compensation lawyers in Perth can help you get the personal injury compensation you deserve as quickly as possible following your car accident while minimising any worry and inconvenience.
Correctly determining who is to blame is a crucial stage in your accident compensation claim, and you should obtain legal assistance for this. Gajic Lawyers has trusted Perth car accident injury lawyers that can handle and advise on the legal proceedings when you file a claim, allowing you to focus on your recovery with the least amount of pain, worry, and inconvenience possible. After filing a claim in Perth, our experienced team of car accident injury lawyers ensures that all of our clients follow the car accident injury claim procedure.
The priority when you’re involved in a car accident is to seek medical attention as soon as possible. This is the case even if you feel you’ve escaped the incident unscathed.
While cuts and bruises may be obvious signs requiring attention, many injuries sustained in car accidents – such as whiplash, concussion, spinal and neck injuries – only emerge in the days and week after the accident. Some of these injuries can be chronic, impairing your quality of life and ability to work.
Examination by a doctor, therefore, as soon as possible after the accident is essential. Not only does the assessment help protect your health and welfare, but your medical record will also later become an important component of any claim for damages arising from the accident.
If you have the presence of mind or have a family member or friend with you, another thing to always try and do is take notes and/or photos at the scene of the accident – your injuries, the damage to your car, the location, what the weather was like the time of day, and the contact details of any witnesses.
All of these details will later be helpful to Car Accident Lawyers Perth is pursuing your compensation claim.
Making the claim can be a complex and time-consuming process but one that Car Accident Lawyers Perth will guide you through to completion.
It begins with submitting the relevant claim form to the appropriate insurer. The insurer then makes its own assessment of the claim and decides to either accept or refuse it.
If accepted, negotiations will begin with the insurer to decide on the claim’s value and reach a settlement figure. The experience of Car Accident Lawyers Perth is essential during this process.
If the claim is rejected, your lawyer will still negotiate with the insurer, perhaps through a dispute resolution process such as mediation, to have your claim recognised. Commonly, the insurer may claim that you were wholly or partially responsible for the accident, or dispute the severity of the injury for which you’re claiming.
During this process, the claimant needs to be keeping records of all medical appointments and all costs associated with treatment and rehabilitation of his injury. It’s wise to also keep accurate records of the financial impact of the accident in terms of lost wages or other costs associated with not being able to work.
If the injury you’ve sustained in the accident prevents you from working and earning money, you can claim lost earnings both now and in the future. This will include amounts for the loss of past and future superannuation benefits.
The costs of medical treatment, rehabilitation and support services such as domestic care can also be compensated as part of the claim.
The more severe the nature of the injury and its impact, the larger the amount of compensation you may be entitled to.
A compensation claim can also be made for what was known as ‘general damages’. In a successful claim, this amount will reflect the ‘pain and suffering’, both physical and psychological, that you’ve experienced as a result of the injury. Other non-economic losses related to your loss of quality of life may also be part of this damages amount.
In any compensation matter, there are strict time limits to be observed in making a claim. Car Accident Lawyers Perth will ensure your claim is filed within the relevant period because, if you fail to meet the applicable deadline, your claim could then be barred.
Car Accident Lawyers Perth has years of expertise and experience in bringing compensation claims in motor vehicle accidents and will give your claim the best chance of success.
Our car and motor vehicle accident lawyers at Gajic Lawyers in Perth are experts in road accident compensation claims. They can assist you in understanding the nature of your claim and ensuring you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
When claiming compensation for a car accident, strict time restrictions and requirements apply. You must consult with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible after being injured in a car accident. This will safeguard your claim and will help you receive the compensation you are due.
Call us now on 1800 431 551 or send us a message to begin a car accident claim.
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Lawyers cost money, so the less you see them is a good thing. At Gajic, we’ve literally handled thousands of compensation claims, from the most simple to the most complex. We’ve got proven processes and technology to fast-track your compensation without burning money with legal appointments just for the sake of them. That’s not to say you won’t be kept up to speed, you will and if you like, we’re always available.
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