Motor Vehicle Accident And Personal Injury Claims in Perth
The long road ahead…
If you or a loved one have been hurt either whilst driving a vehicle, as a passenger, or even as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to a range of compensation benefits and it is recommended that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
The West Australian Government has a ‘Third-party Insurer Act’ in place to cover any personal injury compensation as a result of motor vehicle accidents.
Being injured in an unexpected motor vehicle accident can be a life-changing experience. Not only can they be terrifying in the moment, but motor vehicle accidents can also result in both physical and psychological/psychiatric injuries, as well as possible damage caused to your car as a result.
Car accidents are often classified by body part injuries. Some common injuries caused in a motor vehicle accident may include, but not limited to:
- Spine and neck injury
- Upper limb injury
- Lower limb injury
- Head and brain injury
- Burn injury
- Facial injury
- Soft tissue injury
- Nervous shock
- Psychological issues
- Catastrophic injuries often involving brain injury, loss of a limb or loss of sight
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Have You Been Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident? Our Experienced Lawyers can help!
Remember, symptoms may often not show up until later, so it’s advisable that you consult your General Practitioner and monitor your symptoms.
For example, a whiplash injury is one of the most common problems caused and can have long term implications for your health and quality of life if not diagnosed early on.
It would be our recommendation to seek a professional injury assessment from your doctor or a treating physician rather than assuming that just because you feel fine after an accident that you have not sustained any immediate or long-term injuries.
Car accident claims can often be a long and complicated process, which is why our team at CLP Legal dedicate the time to helping injured road accident victims with their legal needs, so you can focus on the road to recovery.
Our dedicated team of lawyers can help with the following claims:
- Car accident injuries;
- Truck or bus accident injuries;
- Motorcycle injuries;
- Cyclist accident injuries; and
- Pedestrians injured by motor vehicles.
Experienced Car Accident Injury Lawyers in Perth
In most cases, the first step to take is reporting the accident to the Police. However, if your accident did not result in a vehicle needing to be towed, or if there was no one hurt, then there is no need to report the incident.
If you have experienced physical injury, stress, or anxiety as a result of a motor vehicle accident, seek advice from CLP Legal immediately as there may be time limit restrictions and timeframes in which a claim must be made.
Our team of experienced lawyers have successfully managed countless motor accident claims, bringing victims the compensation they deserve.
From the initial consultation, our team will take full control of your case and will only involve you where necessary and when key information needs to be gathered. Even the attainment of any medical records, medical bills and any other relevant financial statements will be handled by us.
This considered approach allows you to focus on your personal recovery while CLP Legal carefully handles all negotiations with authorities, insurers and the other party’s lawyers (as required).
Receive The Compensation Benefits You Deserve
Regardless of whether another driver was completely at fault, or you share the partial responsibility, as long as your injury was caused in part or entirely by another careless driver, there are valid grounds for a claim.
When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, there are many things for which you can make a claim. These can include:
- Compensation for ongoing pain and suffering
- Loss of income – past and future
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future costs for a carer
- Out of pocket expenses, including travel-related expenses
The amount of compensation you receive from your car or motor vehicle accident claim will vary and is dependent on many factors specific to your situation.
Here are a couple of things that will be used to assess your case to determine your individual outcome:
- What is the extent and impact of your accident on your health?
- What is the amount of out-of-pocket expenses you’ve had to cover?
- How much of your income have you lost as a result of the accident or are likely to lose as a result of your injuries?
- What are the ongoing treatment costs to care for you, such as physiotherapy and rehabilitation?
- What care costs might be required where your injuries are serious enough to warrant engaging an independent carer.
Does no win, no fee apply to motor vehicle and personal injury claims?
At CLP Legal, we can offer you a no win, no fee arrangement to alleviate the financial stress often associated with engaging legal representation and to help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
To find out more about no win, no fee click the link below.
Car Accident Injury Claims in Perth: The Statistics
While our roads (and the drivers that use them) can sometimes be unpredictable, certain dates and times are safer than others.
There’s no surprise that in a study done by Youi Insurance, it revealed most car accidents occur on weekdays between 8am and 9am and increase again from 3pm through to 6pm, coinciding with school traffic and work commutes. Between the hours of 7pm to 6am, there are fewer collisions and this is likely due to less cars on the roads.
On average, Perth CBD workers spend 59 minutes per day commuting to work. That’s a lot of time on the road every week!
Most Common Car Accident Types in Perth
According to Youi Insurance, there were over 58 different types of collision claims from collision data collected from July 2016 to October 2016.
The following 6 car accident types account for 75% of all Youi collision claims.
- 23% of all collisions are rear-end
- 21% of all collisions occur when a car is parked (1.9% of this time, an object has caused the collision)
- 12.3% occur when someone is reverse parking
- 11.1% of collisions are a result of the car losing control & hitting an object other than a car
- 5.4% of all collisions are a result of hitting an animal
- 3.5% of collisions occur while changing lanes
Source: *Based on Youi Insurance collision data collected from July 2016 to October 2016
Looking for legal advice on your car accident injury?
It is crucial to speak to a motor vehicle accident lawyer as soon as possible after suffering an injury in an accident, as strict time limits and criteria need to be met. This also ensures your claim is protected and you receive any compensation you are entitled to.
Contact the expert team at CLP Legal today to determine the best course of action for your compensation claim on 08 9339 9600. We will be by your side every step of the legal process.
How A ‘No Win, No Fee’ Agreement Works
Some people assume that a no win, no fee agreement means that if you win your case, you incur no fees at all. Unfortunately this isn’t the case.
A conditional costs agreement is typically drafted up by a lawyer and outlines the conditions under which payments are required. Understanding the definition of what is deemed a successful outcome in the agreement is crucial as not all law firms define a successful outcome the same. It is important that you review your costs agreement and discuss with your lawyer the definition of a successful outcome to understand when you might be required to pay professional fees.
Your lawyer may agree to defer their billable hours until a successful outcome is achieved, and will usually deduct their fees from the settlement money you receive as compensation.
A no win, no fee arrangement of this kind is usually on the basis that you agree to meet certain conditions imposed by the law firm, such as you agreeing to follow the firm’s reasonable advice throughout the duration of your case.
However, in the event that the outcome of your case is not successful where court proceedings are involved, whilst it is uncommon, you may still be obligated to pay the lawyer’s fees depending on the conditions you and your law firm have agreed to. Additionally, you may have to pay the other party’s fees as well, particularly if legal proceedings are instigated.