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Whiplash injury claims

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Motor vehicle accident

If you have been the victim of a car or road accident, either as a driver or passenger and suffered personal injuries or trauma such as whiplashback injuriesneck injuries or head injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. A whiplash injury claims lawyer can advise you on your rights and the legal options available to you following an accident on the road.

What can my whiplash injury claim recover compensation for?

our whiplash injury claim typically covers all of your physical and psychological injuries and losses, including past and future costs or expenses related to your injury.

Some examples of the things you might be able to claim include:

  • Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses

  • Loss of earnings

  • Pain and suffering

  • Loss of enjoyment of life

  • Home help and nursing provided by anyone, paid or unpaid, if it meets certain conditions.

For many people, the insurer will agree to pay some or all costs for your ongoing treatment, so that you’re not out of pocket while you’re waiting for the claim to be finalised.

How Shine can help

We have helped thousands of Australians right wrong and access more than $1 billion in entitlements and compensation through our expert services.

95% of the cases we represent are settled without the stress of going to court.

We offer access to affordable legal advice including on a No Win, No Fee* basis and an obligation-free initial consultation, so you can understand your rights and know where you stand.

*Conditions apply 

We are ready to take action to get you quick access to the help and compensation you need to right wrong. 

FAQs

Do I need a lawyer after a car accident?

You don’t need a lawyer after a car accident. However, there are many benefits to engaging an experienced car accident lawyer to help you with your claim. We have developed the following handy checklist to help you understand what you should do after a car accident. An experienced car accident lawyer can help you understand your entitlement to injury compensation and the steps you need to take after a car accident. Shine Lawyers’ motor vehicle accident team can help you secure the injury compensation you’re entitled to. 

What happens in a car accident without insurance?

Depending on the state the accident occurred in and the specific injuries or damage that occurred, Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTP) might be a possible course of action. Due to the complexity of each claim, we recommend speaking to one of our car accident experts to find out your options. 

Who pays me the car accident compensation?

In most situations, it’s the insurance company of the driver or entity at fault that will pay the compensation to you following your car accident. The insurance company deals with everything, so the driver or party at fault won’t have to pay out of their own pocket either.

How much does a car accident lawyer cost?

At Shine Lawyers we believe that legal fees shouldn’t be a barrier when you’re seeking injury compensation after a car accident. We offer our motor vehicle accident legal services on a No Win No Fee* basis. This means you won’t have to worry about legal fees unless we receive a successful outcome for you.

How much do lawyers charge for car accident cases?

Different lawyers charge different amounts for car accident cases. Shine Lawyers offer car accident legal services on a No Win No Fee* basis. You won’t have to worry about legal fees unless we receive a successful compensation outcome for you.

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