4 Ways Your Car Accident Compensation Lawyer Can Help
Accidents happen. It’s obviously the last thing we want to happen to us or our families. Unfortunately, we can only control our own actions – our driving or our work. The rest is up to our fellow driver or colleague. When a car accident happens, how prepared are you? Have you considered talking to car accident lawyers just to understand the process or your rights? PK Simpson Injury Compensation Lawyers can assess your claim and assist you in getting the best possible result.
Here’s how a compensation lawyer like us could help:
1. We have over 37 years of experience. In Australia, we’re considered one of the most longest standing personal injury law firms. Our expertise ranges from contesting wills, insurance disputes, medical malpractice, public or private injury, illness, work injuries, car accidents to slip ‘n fall disputes. We work on a variety of liability claims and treat every client with utmost understanding, respect and compassion. Our experience can give you the most favorable outcome, while central aim is to save you from stress and maximize your time and money.
2. We operate on a “No win, no fee” basis. We ensure that should an unexpected road accident happen to you would not have to pay any fees upfront. We seek to give every Australian a fair access to legal representation, especially in the event of injury. This is the reason we only collect a fee if we are successful in winning your case. You have no need to worry, PK Simpson has more than enough credentials to guide you in making a solid claim.
3. We inform, communicate, and update. We keep our clients up-to-date and communicate as necessary through to the conclusion of your case. Making car accident claims involves several steps, where we guide our clients. Here is an overview of the process experts in the team.
Firstly, you must file an incident report with the police. Some exceptions to this general rule would be the absence of injured persons and the vehicle didn’t need towing.
Be sure to get the registration details of the other vehicle involved. In cases, such as hit and run or perhaps an unregistered car, you need to file against the Nominal Defendant.
Ask a professional to fill in the appropriate sections of the claim document. For instance, the medical certificate section need to be filled out by a doctor and so on.
Complete all parts of the claim form and ensure they’re answered as accurately as possible.
Contact the insurer of the other vehicle so they are aware a claim will arise. If are at fault, be prepared that the other party will be making a claim as well.
4. We have dealt with a variety if claim concerns. As car accident lawyers, we have had our fair share of experiences. If you’re in New South Wales, all registered vehicles need to have a third-party insurance, as this is the law. Since there are strict limitations and procedural requirements when making a third-party claim in New South Wales, our experts at PK Simpson is here to assist you in going through the entire process with ease.
We usually start our assessment with the following questions:
Have you been involved with any vehicular accidents, which are essentially not your fault?
Were you injured at all in the said accident?
Once these questions are established, we can further asses if you are eligible for a compensation. We understand that clients already have a lot of stress and perhaps, pain from accident. That’s why we’ll see to it that your case is handled with sensitivity and care. As your personal injury lawyer, PK Simpson will be there every step of the way – updating you with regards to the progress of your case.
For more information on car accident claims and PK Simpson, get in touch with us at 02 9299 1424 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be glad to speak with you today.
A: If you’ve had a motor car accident, stop your vehicle and turn on your hazard lights. Make sure nobody is injured, and if so, call emergency 000 and remain at the scene of the accident. If it’s a minor incident you don’t need to call the police, but move the damaged cars if possible. Never admit responsibility even if you think you were at fault. Collect name, address, registration number and insurance details from the other parties and get witness details if possible.
A: Motor accident compensation claims are normally finalised after you’ve recovered, or your injuries have stabilised. It can take some people longer to recover than others – from days to years – which determines the length of time it can take to finalise a claim. Also, your injuries may not always appear immediately after the accident and can take some time to appear, in some cases, years.
A: In a carpark, anyone driving in the lanes has the right of way, so if you’re the one pulling out of the car space and hit another motor vehicle, you are likely to be the majority at fault in the accident. However, since both cars are moving, both drivers might hold some responsibility. But if you hit a parked car, you are likely at fault.
A: When lodging a claim for compensation after a motor vehicle accident it’s best to do it as soon as possible. However, it isn’t always feasible if you were severely injured and couldn’t file a claim straight away. There are time limits, however, so get someone to call a lawyer at PK Simpson for you to lodge a claim at least within six months of the crash.
A: The length of time you have to make your claim depends on the jurisdiction.
TPD claims – these may be commenced up to 10 years after you’ve stopped work. TPD claims are very technical and you may have more than one TPD claim.
Car accident claims – A personal injury claim form should be filled in and sent to your CTP insurer as early as possible, but must be no later than six months from the date of your accident. HOWEVER, out of time claims may be made. New NSW CTP laws have made it difficult for injured people and many law firms still do not understand how to run new claims under these laws – so call us at PK Simpson Sydney as soon as possible.
Workers compensation claims – You should contact a lawyer within six months of the accident. But remember, out of time claims can be handled by PK Simpson Sydney. We can help you get the treatment required to build your claim.
Slip ‘n’ fall/occupiers liability claims – Your claim must be lodged usually within three years of the date of your accident.
Medical Negligence – within three years of the date of when the cause of action was discoverable to our client OR 12 years from the time of the act or omission which caused the injury through negligence.
A: At PK Simpson compensation lawyers we operate on a no-win, no-fee basis. However, for detailed information on the legal costs that can be charged for statutory benefits CTP Insurance car accident claims in NSW click on this link.