HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED AS A DRIVER, PASSENGER OR PEDESTRIAN?
If the accident was not your fault you are entitled to claim for the injury and loss which has been caused by the injury. If you were partly at fault you may also be entitled to make a claim. To discover what your rights and entitlements are, call Peninsula Personal Injury Lawyers on 9581 4339.
We have assisted many individuals to access their entitlements after a motor vehicle accident. Natasha and Justin can answer all your questions surrounding your individual situation including economic loss and medical treatment costs.
Regardless of whether you are partially or not at fault you are entitled to claim for injury and loss caused by the injury.
What to do first
Your first step is to notify both the police and the Insurance Commission of Western Australia online at www.crashreport.com.au.
What you can claim for?
If the other driver was negligent, you are able to claim for the injury, it’s effect on your life and any loss which has been caused by the injury including economic loss and medical treatment costs. There are other claims that you may be able to make and you should seek legal advice from an expert personal injury lawyer to make sure you have claimed everything you are entitled to.
What if the other vehicle was registered in another state?
You must notify the relevant compulsory third party insurer for that state. There may be time limits for doing this so you should seek legal advice from an expert personal injury lawyer.
What if the accident was my fault, or partially my fault?
If you caused the accident in full, you are not able to claim. But if you were partially at fault and so was the other driver, you may still be able to claim. The effect is that your compensation will be reduced by the proportion you are found to have been at fault.
What if I need time off work and I don’t get paid?
You are able to make a claim for an advance payment against your claim for past economic loss. However you will need medical and other evidence to support the loss which needs to be submitted to the insurer.
What is the time limit for claiming?
You must notify the Insurance Commission of Western Australia as soon as practicable following the accident. The statute of limitation expiry date is 3 years from the date of the accident (or in some instances, when you first became aware of your injuries) in which either to settle your claim or commence legal proceedings.
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