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Car accident injury claim: Am I eligible for compensation?

April 15, 2019
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Car accident injury claim: Am I eligible for compensation?
Personal injury claims
Motor vehicle
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If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, this can be a distressing and potentially traumatising experience. Through no fault of your own, your life may have been changed forever.

If you have suffered injuries, lost money through being unable to work, or had to have someone care for you, you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver's insurance company to compensate you for any injuries and loss you have sustained. Even if you were partly at fault in the accident, there may be compensation avenues available to you.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident call our compensation lawyers in Melbourne today on [phone] for a confidential chat with one of our personal injury claims lawyers.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured as a pedestrian, as a driver, or while riding a bicycle or motorbike, you may be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation. As a resident of Victoria, you may also be able to make a claim through the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) which covers most motor vehicle accidents. The TAC compensates drivers and road users no matter who was at fault.

Whether you were at fault or not, it is important that you speak to a compensation lawyer as soon as possible. We can quickly and easily work out if you have a claim for compensation. It can be difficult living with the injuries sustained through a road accident as well as coping with any loss of income. While compensation doesn't fix everything, it can help relieve financial stress. AANDI Lawyers are here to support you throughout the claim process every step of the way.

What can I claim compensation for?

When you are in an accident and have been injured, the initial injuries will heal over time, but the lasting effects may not become apparent until months later. Often people find it hard to return to the same work they used to do, or they may need help around the home. Depending on their injuries, people may also have lost the ability to participate in sports or activities they once could.

You can make a claim not only for the costs of medical treatment and loss of earnings, but also for loss of enjoyment of life. Your claim for compensation will be calculated by looking at:

  • Hospital and medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Rehabilitation expenses and ongoing treatment
  • Loss of earnings (and potential future earnings)
  • Compensation for any shortening of life due to your injuries
  • Loss of ability to participate in culturally significant activities
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Everyone's experience will be different and you may have particular things to claim for. Our compensation lawyers can assist you in putting together your claim for the best possible outcome for you.

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How do I make a claim for personal injury compensation?

Making a claim for compensation can be difficult; there are strict time limits to lodge your claim and you need a lot of information to support your claim. At AANDI Lawyers, we are experts in managing claims for personal injury compensation, and we will be here to support you every step of the way.

  • It is important that you have notified police of your accident, and that you have reported the person who you believe was responsible for the accident.
  • Contact TAC with all the information about your accident, because they can help with compensation to get back on track with financial assistance straight away.
  • Visit a qualified medical practitioner. Your doctor can make an assessment of your injuries and will get you started on the road to recovery. They can make a record of your injuries which will likely be used in your claim as evidence.
  • Contact AANDI Lawyers for an assessment of your claim. We can advise you whether or not you have a case for personal injury compensation.

If you have a case where it is possible to seek compensation, we will begin this process with you. The process for lodging a claim includes gathering evidence about your accident and resulting injuries, submitting this information to the at-fault driver's insurance company, and then engaging in potential negotiations over the claim amount.

Will I go to court for my personal injury claims?

In most cases, claims for compensation do not end up in court. It is usually the case that an insurer will settle out of court for an agreed amount. If for whatever reason the amount provided is not sufficient, or if they reject your claim unfairly, we are fully prepared to proceed to litigation and will advocate on your behalf in court.

Contact our compensation lawyers today

Contact AANDI Lawyers today for a comprehensive assessment of your personal injury claim and find out if you should take further action for your injuries.

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