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Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation

Motor vehicle accidents come in all shapes and sizes. Personal Injury Helpline provides obligation-free legal advice concerning accidents involving all kinds of vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks, watercraft, and pedestrians.

Do I Have A Motor Vehicle Accident Claim?

Our personal injury lawyers and consultants will advise you of the types of damages you might recover based on your individual circumstances and location.

Should you wish to proceed with legal action, we will arrange for your claim to be lodged. We can also organise assessments to be undertaken by medical specialists and an evaluation to be made of your entitlement to damages.

What Can I Claim?

Every state and territory in Australia has different laws relating to motor vehicle accident compensation. For instance, Queensland and New South Wales each have a compulsory third party system under which claimants can recover damages for:

  1. General damages*
  2. Medical expenses
  3. Care and assistance (again limited by legislation)
  4. Economic loss (both past and future).

*This refers to any pain and suffering related to the accident. In New South Wales the amount of general damages is limited to claims involving greater than 10% of whole person impairment.

How Much Compensation Can I Expect From A Motor Vehicle Accident Claim?

The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on a range of factors, including:

  • • The cause of the accident
  • • The extent of your injuries and financial losses
  • • Your role in the accident (even if you were partially at fault, you may still be eligible for compensation).

By calling us or arranging for us to contact you, we will explain the process that needs to be undertaken to recover those damages and the likelihood of your success.

How Long Does A Motor Vehicle Accident Claim Take?

Every motor vehicle accident claim is different, making it impossible to put a definite timeline on legal proceedings. Keep in mind that some cases can take up to several months, especially if the matter cannot be settled out of court.

Once the Personal Injury Helpline are more familiar with your situation, we can provide you with an idea of how long you may have to wait before receiving compensation.

Are There Time Limits When It Comes To Making A Motor Vehicle Accident Claim?

Strict limitation periods apply to all personal injury claims. Your rights can be lost if action is not taken within the specific time periods relevant to your location – this is why it’s important to seek legal advice immediately after being involved in a motor vehicle accident.

What Costs Are Involved In Making A Motor Vehicle Accident Claim?

If you are worried about the cost of pursuing compensation, we can provide you with No Win No Fee advice. In the unlikely event that our specialist personal injury lawyers are not successful in achieving any compensation for your claim, you won’t have to pay for any of the legal costs associated with your case.

For more advice on motor vehicle accident claims, please contact us on either 1800 HELPLINE (1800 435 754) or complete the attached form and we will contact you.