Adelaide Car Accident Solicitors - Injury Compensation lawyer

LAWYER HELPLINE: 1800 339 958

If you have been involved in a car accident in Adelaide SA where you have suffered physically, mentally or financially you may be entitled to claim compensation. Our Adelaide car accident solicitors, who specialise in personal injury claims, can provide advice at no cost to you.

Our car accident solicitors are based in Adelaide and deal with personal injury claims throughout South Australia. If you have suffered personal injury in a motor vehicle accident as a result of negligence by as 3rd party as a driver, passenger, rider or pedestrian you should take urgent legal advice in order to preserve your right to receive damages for psychological trauma or personal injury. Our Adelaide lawyers deal exclusively in motor accident compensation claims and are able to offer free advice in conjunction with the no win no fee scheme which ensures a risk free settlement. Just enter your details in the on-line form or email our solicitors offices and you will be contacted by an Adelaide solicitor who will asses the strength of your claim and calculate the approximate amount of compensation that you are likely to receive. If you decide to move forward with your claim, we will contact the opponent’s insurers and outline full details including the amount being claimed. Should liability be accepted, the claim can be resolved otherwise a court case will be pursued to obtain compensation.

Damages Awards

Most personal injury claims in Adelaide & SA are the result of a motor vehicle accident. Anyone who is injured in a vehicle collision is entitled to bring a car accident compensation claim for damages. In the case of fatal injury, dependents can also make a claim. Damages are still available in cases where the injured party was partly to blame for the accident. Although a financial award cannot ever fully compensate for the suffering and trauma caused by an injury, it can offset any actual losses and make life a little more comfortable. It also means that victims can concentrate on rehabilitation without financial worries. Claims for compensation fall into two main categories, general damages and special damages, which are assessed separately in order to calculate the total amount that is due :-
  • General Damages

    • General damages are intended to compensate for losses that need to be assessed including pain, suffering and mental trauma caused by injury. Also taken into account is any loss of function resulting from the accident, such as loss of sight or the use of a limb. Compensation for general damages is a difficult item to calculate since it involves an assessment of the victim’s physical and mental trauma. Awards of general damages are normally based on precedents set by previous cases.
  • Special Damages

    • Special damages are easier to calculate since they reflect the victim’s financial loss and additional expenditure as a result of the accident which includes loss of earnings, both to-date and in the future, in the event that the victim cannot properly carry out their previous job. Special damages also cover the cost of medical treatment plus any other expenses and losses.

Injury Compensation Time Limits

There are time limits in South Australia and a claim for compensation for personal injury must normally be settled or legal proceeding must have been issued in a court of law within three years of the incident giving rise to the injury. There are exceptions to this general rule for minors and the mentally disabled. If you are in any doubt about time limits our Adelaide motor accident lawyers will give you clear unequivocal advice in plain English on time limits, liability issues, the chances of making a successful claim and the potential value of a compensation award.

Adelaide Car Accident Solictors and personal injury compensation lawyers in Australia

Contributory Negligence

Our Adelaide car accident solicitors are able to represent passengers, drivers, riders and pedestrians in compensation claims for personal injury. The doctrine of ‘Contributory Negligence’ means that if you were partly to blame for causing an accident you can still claim partial damages for injury against the 3rd party driver who was also partly to blame.

Evidence Preservation

The success of a personal injury compensation claim will largely depend on the evidence you can put forward. It is vital, therefore, that you record in detail every relevant fact relating to the incident. You should do this without delay so that all of the information is fresh in your mind. Also, be sure you record the registration numbers of all vehicles involved in the accident and get contact details for every witness.

Adelaide Car Accident Solicitors

You may be able to claim compensation if you have suffered injury or financial loss as a result of a road traffic accident in Adelaide. Our Adelaide car accident solicitors deal exclusively with personal injury claims and their focus is on ensuring that accident victims receive the compensation to which they are entitled. To get legal advice at no cost from one of our Adelaide solicitors just complete the on-line contact form or email our offices. You will then be contacted at the earliest opportunity by a specialist personal injury solicitor who will advise you on the strength of your case. All potential claims are taken on a no win no fee basis and you will not be required to pay any charges as your claim progresses.

LAWYER HELPLINE: 1800 339 958