CAR ACCIDENT INJURY – tips to help you get the maximum compensation

Car accidents are really common throughout NSW. But, if you have been involved in a car accident injury, then you might be entitled to some form of financial compensation. Following are some important tips you can use to maximise any compensation claims arising out of a car accident.

You have to ask the following questions:

  1. have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident recently?
  2. have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident recently?
  3. as a result of these car accident injuries have you or a loved one suffered pain or have been unable to work?
  4. are you a worker who has been injured in a road or public transport accident while travelling for work, or commuting to & from work, including on the road or off-road?

If any of the above questions sound familiar, then you might be entitled to some form of compensation and you should be speaking to a car accident lawyer.

Many people are not aware of what they must do once they have had a car accident nor are they aware of what they are entitled to claim.

What can you claim after a car accident?

Every car accident compensation claim is different but it’s important that you understand what you can claim.

Loss of income: If the car accident has meant that you are unable to work then you may be entitled to compensation.

Home Assistance: A car accident compensation claim may help you pay for any home assistance whether it’s a cleaner or an in house nurse to look after your injuries.

Hospital expenses & medical bills: Your compensation claim can pay for all hospital expenses and subsequent medical bills arising out of the car accident.

Pain & suffering: Compensation may be awarded to help you through any pain and suffering caused by your car accident injuries.

Rehabilitation costs: Compensation may help you pay for any rehabilitation expenses incurred as a result of your car accident.

What you have to do after a car accident!

In some cases strict time limits apply when it comes to making a compensation claim. So, the most important thing you can do is get some legal advice ASAP! You have to know your rights and the best people to help you wit this are the team at NSW Compensation Lawyers.

How do Compensation Claims work?

All motor vehicles in Australia must have compulsory third party insurance with their registration. So, in the event of an accident the compensation is paid by the insurance company that issued the green slip.

Steps involved in your compensation claim

Every compensation claim is different. No two cases are the same but one thing in common is the necessary steps involved in making the car accident claim. Our team of expert compensation lawyers will guide you through out the whole process to make sure that you get the best possible outcome.

1) Make your compensation claim: You have to contact your insurance company to make the initial claim.

2) Speak to us at NSW Compensation Lawyers ASAP: If you have had a car accident make sure you get in touch with us immediately on (02) 9601 0088. The important point to note here is that we work on a ‘no win no fee‘ basis. This means that you do not have to pay us a cent upfront. So if your worried about the costs involved in paying us, don’t stress. There are no fees payable to us upfront at all. We really want to emphasise this.

3) Meet with one of our expert compensation lawyers for a free initial consultation. We can then ascertain whether you have a viable claim and assess your chances of winning. Plus, we can get a better idea about the amount of compensation yo are likely to receive.

4) Time to recover: Depending on your injury you may need to wait till it gets better.

5) We start to gather evidence: We begin the process of gathering evidence after our first meeting. We do need your help in this and we will tell you exactly what you have to do.

6) You will have to see doctors: They will examine you to determine the extent of your injuries caused by the car accident.

7) Arrange to meet with insurers at an informal meeting: Once we have all the evidence and medical records we can meet with the insurers to negotiate a settlement of your claim at an informal meeting.

8) If this is successful you get compensation: If your case resolves when we meet the insurers informally, you will get compensation. However, if the claim is not resolved at this stage we will take the necessary steps to get you the compensation your entitled to. This is what we do best!

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