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Motor Accident Lawyers Adelaide

How Much Compensation Can You Claim For Your Motor Accident Injury?

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What You Could Claim For Motor Accidents

+ Future Losses is an estimate of losses that are likely to continue for the foreseeable future. The court will calculate this figure and then apply a discount to allow for the fact that the money is received early rather than over a period of years.

+ General Damages is compensation for items that cannot be quantified precisely which must be assessed. The main item of general damages is usually damages for pain and suffering caused as a result of the injury.

+ Special Damages is compensation for losses that can be calculated accurately and includes loss of earnings, travelling expenses, the cost of medical treatment, personal property and other quantifiable losses.

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How To Claim Motor Accidents Compensation

To receive compensation for personal injury in a car accident claim it must be shown that someone else was negligent and was to blame for the car accident.

You can however recover a percentage of full damages even if you were partly responsible for the car accident. You can make a car accident insurance claim if it was a friend or relative, including a spouse, parent or child that caused the car accident.

Thousands of Australian’s are injured in car accidents every year however the majority do not realise that they are entitled to claim compensation.

It is the insurer who will pay the compensation.

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We’ll Fight For Your Accidents Compensation To Win 

We have more than 30 years of combined experience, in and out of court. We are dedicated to finding the best outcome to your case.

Car crashes, car accidents and motor accidents can occur in just about any situation and on any road within Australia.

You are entitled to make a motor accident claim if you are not at fault or not entirely at fault and if some else is at fault for causing the car accident. Passengers in particular have no difficulty in making a successful claim as they are almost never at fault for causing an accident.

There are situations where both drivers are partly to blame for causing an accident and liability is often divided between them on a percentage basis entitling both to claim against each other. Get in touch with us for a FREE assesment and we’ll tell you what you could get.

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MOTOR ACCIDENT LAWYERS – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHO PAYS THE MOST VEHICLE ACCIDENT COMPENSATION?

In South Australia, from 1 July 2016 the Compulsory Third Party scheme has been administered by four private CTP insurance companies – Allianz, AAMI, SGIC and QBE. When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident your compensation is paid by one of these insurance companies, not personally by the driver of the other vehicle.

WHAT ARE THE TIME LIMITS WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT CLAIMS?

You need to make a claim with the relevant insurance company within 6 months after the accident. If you want to bring court proceedings this must be done within 3 years after the date of the accident. Any time after this you need permission from the Court which is not guaranteed and is not often a straight forward exercise. Missing this time period can be fatal to your claim.

CAN I REPRESENT MYSELF WHEN MAKING A MOTOR VEHICLE COMPENSATION CLAIM?

Anyone can make a claim for compensation, however in a lot of cases your claim won’t be taken as seriously if you do not have legal representation. An experienced lawyer who has a background in motor vehicle claims can put a strong case on your behalf to make sure that you have the best chance of getting fairly compensated for your injuries. Since the scheme was recently amended, it has become much more complex and difficult for injured people to get compensation. This is where we can help. As car accident lawyers in Adelaide, C + F Lawyers are experts in vehicle claims and accident compensation.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING A MOTOR VEHICLE COMPENSATION CLAIM?

In order to make a claim for motor vehicle accident compensation you need to fill out a CTP Injury Claim Form which includes your personal details, details of the accident, your injuries and losses. It is very important the injury claim form is accurate and complete right from the start. You also need to sign a Prescribed Authority which gives the insurer permission to seek access to a wide range of information about you, including medical and employment records. This authority cannot be revoked for 6 months. Without legal representation, the insurer will usually continue to use the authority until the finalisation of the claim, meaning they have control over your claim.

WHAT INFORMATION MUST I PROVIDE TO THE OTHER INVOLVED PERSON/S IF I’M IN A TRAFFIC CRASH?

All parties involved in the crash need to exchange each other’s name and address, as well as the name and address of the owner of each vehicle in the event that they are driving someone else’s vehicle. In addition, the parties must exchange the registration number of the vehicles. The registration number of the other vehicle is very important as it identifies the relevant CTP insurer to whom the claim is to be directed. You should also exchange information that is needed to identify the vehicle, and any other information required by a police officer in relation to the collision.

WHAT IF AN INVOLVED DRIVER DOES NOT PROVIDE YOU WITH THEIR REQUIRED PARTICULARS AFTER A CRASH?

If the other driver does not supply their details, you will need to make further enquiries. This is where a legal representative might be able to help. In the event that you cannot ascertain the identity of the other vehicle, or the other vehicle was not registered, proceedings can be brought against the Nominal Defendant to compensate you for your injuries.

WHAT IF MY TRAFFIC CRASH IS NOT A ‘REPORTABLE’ CRASH, CAN I STILL REPORT IT?

Even if your road traffic collision is not strictly a ‘reportable’ collision you can still report it to the police. If you don’t report a collision you will not be able to get a Vehicle Collision Report from the police which might impact on your claim for compensation.

I’VE ALREADY RECORDED A NON-INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH BUT I NOW HAVE AN INJURY, WHAT DO I DO?

If you have a delayed onset of symptoms and don’t start to experience any pain or restricted range of movement until after the collision, you might want to contact the police to ask for an amendment in their records. Should you not do so, the CTP insurer may argue that you did not suffer any injury in the crash.

WHAT BENEFITS AM I ENTITLED TO RECEIVE FROM MY MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT CLAIM?

If it is found that the other driver’s negligence caused your injuries, then you might be entitled to past loss of earnings and future loss of earning capacity, which includes loss of superannuation benefits. You might also be entitled to compensation for non-economic loss, medical expenses, voluntary services, future care and in some cases loss of consortium. In the event that you or a close family member suffer mental harm because of the accident, then this is also something you can claim for. However, there are thresholds which you need to reach in order to access some of these entitlements which are very complex and require you to see an accredited medical practitioner. At C+F our lawyers are experienced in dealing with compensation claims like yours and can help.

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