Road accidents and injuries can be embarrassing and many of us don’t want to talk about them. This is a huge problem because injury compensation can be claimed in regards to most road accidents.
Who can make a claim?
Have you, a friend, family member or colleague been injured on the road? Many of us are unaware that claims for compensation can be made if:
- you were a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist and were injured in a motor vehicle accident;
- you were financially dependent on a close relative or de-facto killed in a motor vehicle accident; or
- the other vehicle involved in the accident could not be identified or if it was unlicensed.
What if you were partly at fault?
It is natural to feel uncomfortable if you were partly at fault in causing an accident. It is very important to know that you can claim for compensation even if you:
- contributed to the accident;
- were under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- did not follow road rules;
- were not wearing a seatbelt;
- were not wearing a helmet while riding a motorbike, scooter or bicycle; or
- were riding unrestrained in an open-top vehicle.
It does, however, need to be established that a driver or owner of a motor vehicle (other than yours) was at least partly at fault in order to make a claim for compensation.
What if you were totally at fault or another party was not negligent?
It is uncommon for us not to feel guilty or ashamed if we have made a mistake and caused a motor vehicle accident. In these cases, the impact of shock and trauma often goes un-diagnosed and the negligent parties do not seek out assistance. Even if you were completely at fault or unable to establish the negligence of another party and you were catastrophically injured, you are still able to claim for compensation.
Compensation is provided to pay for medical and psychological treatment and support services, rehabilitation and therapy, economic loss and pain and suffering.
Road injury compensation? Do you need any further information or assistance?
If you or someone you know has been injured in any of these circumstances, Separovic Injury Lawyers can assist you. We are motor vehicle injury specialists, pride ourselves on our tough negotiation skills and will not give up until you get the best possible compensation payout.
Personal injury claims must be made within three years from the date of the accident or from when an admission of liability in the matter is made. These rules are strictly observed, so please don’t delay and call us now.