Motor vehicle accidents can result in serious injuries and financial hardship. It’s essential to be aware of your compensation rights, if you are involved in an accident that was not your fault. The claim process for motor vehicle accidents can be frustrating and confusing.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the various complexities involved in the entire claim process and ensure your rights are protected.
What Can You Claim For?
If you were a driver, passenger or pedestrian involved in an accident, you may be able to claim compensation for:
- Physical and psychological injuries
- Medical costs, including ongoing treatment and rehabilitation
- Permanent or temporary disability
- Loss of income
- Additional matters
A claim is generally pursued through a negotiated settlement between the parties with assistance from legal representatives. If disputes cannot be resolved, you have the option to pursue the matter in court.
How Much Compensation Are You Entitled To?
The amount of money you can claim is dependent on a wide range of factors, such as your age, the seriousness of your injuries, what you do for work, whether you own a business and the wages you may have lost or will continue to lose.
Other important considerations are how much treatment and other medical expenses cost and will cost and the level of care you now need. This usually requires arranging an appointment with a doctor who specialises in assessing the injuries you have and then providing a medico-legal report to support your claim.
How Compensation Lawyers Help
Insurance companies will require a large amount of information from you. An experienced compensation lawyer can help you collect necessary documentation, offer advice and negotiate on your behalf. This is the best way to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Keep in mind that insurance companies are looking out for their own financial gain, meaning they want to minimise the cost of your claim.
If you’ve recently had a motor vehicle accident and want to discuss your legal options please call our office and make an appointment with Peter Walker.