Have you been injured in a private or public place? Was the owner or occupier negligent?
You are able to claim for the injury and the loss which has been caused by the injury. To discover what your rights and entitlements are, call Peninsula Personal Injury Lawyers on 9581 4339.
I have been injured in a private or public place, what should I do?
It is important that you immediately report the incident to the owner or occupier of the premises. If you have verbally reported it, follow it up in writing. Make sure you attend your doctor or at hospital to seek medical attention.
What can I claim for?
If the owner or occupier was negligent in causing your injury, 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.
Will my case go to court?
The majority of cases settle before trial. In fact most cases settle either before legal proceedings are commenced, or at pre-trial conference.
When is the right time to settle my claim?
It is recommended that your claim is settled when your medical condition has stabilised and an assessment of your impairment or disability, your work capacity and future treatment needs has been made. This could be at least 12 months from the date you suffered your injury. You should have all medical and other evidence available prior to settling your claim and you should seek legal advice from a specialist personal injury lawyer to help you maximise your financial entitlement.