There are over 100,000 casualties as a result of motor vehicle accidents on Australia's roads every year including over 20,000 serious injuries and 140 fatalities. Most of the innocent victims are drivers and passengers however the worst injuries are often reserved for cyclists, motorcycle riders and pedestrians who are relatively unprotected and vulnerable when in collision with a motor vehicle. A Melton car accident solicitor can start a personal injury compensation claim for anyone who becomes the victim of a negligent driver. A Victoria compensation claim can be made regardless of the relationship that exists between the negligent driver and the injured person. There are time limits for personal injury compensation claims and anyone who has been injured should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Our Melton car accident solicitors can assist you to claim compensation for personal injury on a no win no fee basis. Win or lose there is no charge and compensation is paid in full. For a solicitors advice at no cost just call our lawyers helpline or email our lawyers offices. A Melton car accident solicitor will advise you on liability and the likely value of your potential claim without further obligation.
An individual's actions or willful failure to act that results in damage or injury to another person may be called negligence. One of the most common definitions of negligence is as follows :-
'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 personal injury compensation claims, it is required that the claimant be able to sufficiently show the court the following circumstances that constitute negligence :-
Monetary compensation awarded to an individual who suffers personal injury in a Melton car accident is divided into two main categories being 'special damages' which refers to compensation that can be calculated without need for assessment and 'general damages' which refers to compensation that must be assessed by a judge.
An award of compensation in a Melton car accident claim may include :-
Personal injury compensation claims are governed by time limits. A Melton car accident solicitor must settle the claim or proceedings must have been issued in a court of law within three years of the accident failing which the opportunity to claim compensation may have been lost forever. There are some exceptions :-
The injured victim of a Melton road traffic accident should ensure that evidence in support of the claim is submitted to their solicitor. Contact details for all those involved in the accident and of witnesses should be written down at the accident scene. Photographs should be obtained of the location and damaged vehicles. A written note of the events before, during and after the accident can be useful to the solicitor dealing with the case. Any injuries need to be document by attendance before either a family doctor or a hospital within 24 hours of the accident. All estimates and invoices should be retained. A daily diary showing the recovery process can be useful especially for serious injuries.