There are over one hundred thousand road casualties reported annually in Australia and approximately 3 people die every day in a motor vehicle accident. Most of those who are injured are drivers and their passengers however pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are physically vulnerable and are over represented particularly regarding severity of injuries, compared to the occupants of cars. Our Geraldton car accident solicitors offer legal advice at no cost and with no futher obligation - just call the helpline
If you are a victim of another driver's negligence in Geraldton, you can make a car accident compensation claim for any personal injury that you might have suffered. This means that you can take action against any negligent driver including the driver of the car in which you were travelling, even if the driver was a relative or friend.
If you have suffered personal injury in a motor vehicle collision, you should consult a Geraldton car accident solicitor as soon as possible. In order to make a compensation claim, the accident must have occurred within the last three years and have been caused as a result of negligence by another person.
Our specialist personal injury solicitors deal with compensation claims using the no win no fee scheme scheme : - 'win or lose, no charge - compensation paid in full'. If you use our Geraldton car accident solicitors, there is no financial risk whatsoever and you are paid 100% of your compensation with no deductions.
Negligence occurs when a person's acts or omissions cause another to suffer some loss or inconvenience and has been given numerous definitions. One of the most often quoted definitions is 'The failure to do something which a reasonable person, guided by ordinary considerations would do; or the doing of something which a reasonable and prudent person would not do.'
In order to take court action for a road accident compensation claim in Geraldton, it is necessary for the potential claimant to show that the following elements existed:-
The amount of compensation awarded following a Geraldton car accident falls into two main categories. These categories are as follows:
Overall the items that are covered in Geraldton car accident compensation claims include the following:-
There are time limits on almost all claims for damages. The general rule is that a car accident compensation claim must have either been settled or proceedings must have been issued in a court of law within three years of the incident that caused the injury, failing which the claim will be statute barred and the opportunity to claim compensation will generally have been lost forever.
There are some exceptions to the general 3 year rule. Time only starts to run when an injury is discovered or should have been discovered with reasonable diligence.
There are other exceptions to the three year rule including :-
If you have been involved in a collision in Geraldton, it is important for the purposes of a car accident compensation claim to ensure that you gather and preserve evidence.