Motor Accident Solicitor - Personal Injury Compensation Claims - Australia

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When you suffer an injury – whether it occurs at home, on your daily commute, in your workplace or even when you are out having fun with friends – it’s useful to know if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation. The truth of the matter is that without the help of a qualified motor accident solicitor it can be quite difficult to find out if you can pursue this particular legal action and if in the long term, it will be worth the time and effort for you to go through the whole legal process.

Liability Assessment

An experienced motor accident solicitor will be able to give you the information, advice and assistance that you need. You will receive an assessment with regards to your chances of winning a potential personal injury case and will be given an approximation of the value of your potential claim. It must however be remembered that the accuracy of the assessment will only be as good as the information that is provided.

Experienced Lawyer

Each particular incident possesses its own unique set of circumstances and facts. The issue of determining in advance whether or not a specific case will succeed is very subjective. The ability of a motor accident solicitor to swiftly and accurately determine if a claim for personal injury compensation will succeed depends on that particular solicitors ability and experience as much as the facts of the case. You should contact a solicitor who is best qualified to help you rather than the hit and miss method of dropping in on your local high street solicitor who may or may not have the requisite experience and expertise. There are many law firms that specialise in the field of personal injury compensation claims that do nothing else.

Specialist Skills

A specialist motor accident solicitor has the necessary skills and experience to deal with practically all kinds of personal injury claims that result from road traffic collisions. This can range from simple whiplash injuries to injuries that are particularly severe including spinal injuries, head injuries and brain damage.

Drivers Passengers & Pedestrians

A motor accident solicitor can help you to make a claim for compensation for personal injury regardless of whether you were the driver of the vehicle, a passenger or a pedestrian. If you have been injured and you were not to blame for the accident or only partially to blame then you are eligible to make a claim for compensation. It doesn’t matter if the person who caused the accident was your driver, is a close family member, is uninsured or you were the unfortunate victim of a hit and run accident you can still get compensation.

Losses

In addition to compensation for personal injury a motor accident solicitor can also help you to claim for any out of pocket expenses that you may have incurred due to the accident. These expenses can include repair costs, hire charges, travel expenses, earnings loss, the loss of your vehicle, medical expenses and any miscellaneous but accident related expenses. It is also possible for you to claim for care and assistance that was provided to you because of any injury that you suffered. It does not matter that the assistance was given free by a family member or a friend, it can still be valued and claimed as an expense.

Damages Award

The value of an award in a personal injury claim is assessed by a judge if agreement cannot be reached between the parties concerned or more usually by their lawyers or insurers. The amount of the award is estimated based on previously decided cases tempered by the judges own experience as a lawyer, guided by figures provided by the Judicial Studies Board which is an independent establishment set up by government charged with the ongoing training of judges.

Personal Injury Claims

One of the few things that we can all be sure of is that at sometime in our life we will be involved in a personal injury accident claim. It could be as minor as stubbing a toe on a piece of furniture, slipping on the highway or pavement, taking a minor fall or tripping on debris left on the floor however it can also be a major event including road traffic accidents which often endanger life and frequently involve serious injury or an accident at work due to hazards that can pose a risk of serious injury. Hazards at work do not necessarily involve machinery as the very nature of the job itself may be intrinsically dangerous (for example construction workers or window cleaners in high rise buildings).

Negligent Third Party

It is very clear that the potential for a personal injury accident claim can be found anywhere and at anytime and despite taking the precautions, the chances of meeting with an accident still remain. The only good thing to come out of it is that if you are the victim of an accident and you did not cause it, then there is a chance for you to bring a claim for compensation for personal injury against the negligent third party.

Definition of Negligence

In a personal injury accident claim it is necessary for negligence to be proved in order to establish liability to pay compensation. Negligence is defined as failing to act in a reasonable manner. It can involve doing what a reasonable man would not do or failing to do what a reasonable man would do. It is necessary to show that the third party owed you a duty of care that the duty was breached and that damage causing personal injury or loss ensued.

Compensation Categories

Compensation that may be awarded in a personal injury accident claim is divided into two categories for ease of assessment. The first category is ‘special damages’ which is compensation that can be calculated accurately on a mathematical basis and the second category is ‘general damages’ which is compensation that needs a degree of assessment. In addition there are sub-categories for ‘interest’ which can be claimed at different rates and for different periods dependent on which category applies to the matter in question. In addition there is ‘future losses’ which may be calculable or may need assessment.

Motor Accident Solicitors

Our motor accident solicitors provide a level of excellence in the specialist field of motor accident claims which takes a high level of commitment, substantial investment and constant training. Our lawyers offer the no win no fee scheme and will give free advice without any further obligation. If you would like to speak to a qualified solicitor just use the helpline or email our offices.

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