If you've been injured in a motor vehicle accident – whether it was from a car accident, motorbike crash, bicycle accident, quad bike, truck accident or any other type of motor vehicle – you may think you have no one on your side. Think again.
Shine Lawyers has expert motor vehicle accident lawyers who can guide you through the legal process and assist you with your compensation claim, even if you are without compensation and not at fault. Whether you have suffered whiplash, spinal injuries, back injuries, neck injuries, head injuries, brain injuries, fatal injuries, pedestrian compensation or other serious injuries, compensation may be available to help you get back on your feet following an accident.
With our commitment to customer service and our No Win No Fee guarantee, you can feel confident that you’re in safe hands.
Do I have a motor vehicle accident compensation claim?
If you have also suffered a loss of income, you may also have a claim.
For Victorian residents, compensation may be available by making a Transport Accident Commission (TAC) insurance claim. The TAC is the Victorian Government’s compulsory third-party insurer. TAC covers most motor vehicle accidents.
The TAC is a ‘no-fault’ scheme which means they pay the compensation regardless of who caused the accident.
You may also be able to claim a lump sum impairment payment, no matter whose fault it was. Up to $313,540 is available as a lump sum.
For those located in other states, compensation is still very much available, so it's best you seek legal help for your injuries as soon as possible. Injuries such as whiplash can require extensive rehabilitation and the impacts can affect every aspect of your life. Sometimes a compensation claim is the only way to get enough money so that you can move on and get back on track.
Car accident claims can be quite complex in all states of Australia, but generally, if the other driver is at fault for the accident then you might be able to claim for your injuries. In some instances even if the accident was your fault, then there may be avenues to compensation as well.
It’s best to talk to one of our car accident lawyers, who can quickly establish if you have a claim for compensation. We’ll explain what you might be able to claim and make the process quick and easy. Our experts will explain what you might be able to claim and we’ll make the process easy. We know you want to get on with it and regain control of your life so we’ll look after everything for you.
Different states, different rules
With motor vehicle accident law, different rules apply depending on the state in which you bring your claim. To find out more information on TAC Claims in Victoria, click here.
If you are based in New South Wales, click here to find out more about motor vehicle accident compensation specific to you.
What can I claim motor vehicle accident compensation for?
After an accident it can be hard to know the extent to which your injuries will have an effect on your life. Sometimes it can feel like you’re spiralling out of control and your world has been turned upside down by what’s happened.
With our years of expertise in bringing about successful accident claims, we know the best way to claim for both your immediate and future pain and suffering and any income loss you have suffered now, or will suffer in the future.
Some examples of what you can claim are listed below:
- Hospital and medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of enjoyment of life
It’s important to note that everyone’s case is different and you may have many more things you can claim for in addition to the above. Our car accident lawyers can let you know the full extent to what you can claim after we know your particular situation.
How much motor vehicle accident compensation can I claim?
How much you can claim is based on your injuries, age, loss of earnings, care both now and in the future, out-of-pocket expenses and possible future expenses such as surgery.
Once your injuries have stabilised, we help you get expert medical evidence to assess what your injuries mean for your future work and life.
We work with you to help you gather enough evidence to ensure you get the outcome you need.
The motor vehicle compensation amount or payout is usually determined by;
- How bad your injuries are
- Your age
- How much you have lost and will lose in wages
- How much care you need
- How much money you have paid and will have to pay out of your own pocket.
As one of the leading personal injury law firms in Australia, we’ve settled many claims on behalf of clients following a car or vehicle accident. Generally these types of claims can deliver compensation amounting to many thousands of dollars.
Contact one of our accident claim experts to get a better idea of how much you can expect to claim.
Common Injuries in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Nobody plans for or expects to have a car accident. Yet accidents can happen any time and any place and sometimes the outcome can be deadly. So what are the most common kinds of injuries you’re likely to sustain in a motor vehicle accident? And how do you make a claim for compensation?
Children in Car Accidents
Every parent dreads the possibility of their child coming to harm. A car accident is already a traumatic experience that can physically and psychologically impact a person for the rest of their life. If a child is involved as well, the experience may become even more distressing.
What is the motor vehicle accident claims process?
Every motor vehicle claim for compensation is different. However, the video below provides a simple guide to the claims process with Shine Lawyers and how you can access compensation following your motor vehicle accident.
Superannuation and Disability Insurance
If you are unable to work due to illness or injury you might be entitled to benefits through your superannuation or other insurance policies. We recommend speaking to one of our experts for a quick, obligation-free analysis of your situation to determine your rights and ability to make a claim..