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Injuries from car accidents
Your injuries can keep you from doing everyday activities and returning to work to earn an income. It doesn’t matter if you were the driver or the passenger, you may be entitled to make a car accident compensation claim.
Whether the incident has resulted in a whiplash injury, neck injury, back injury, broken bones or any other type of injury, we can help. When making a claim, the extent of the injuries you’ve sustained are taken into account alongside lost wages, medical expenses and future loses.
What can I claim for after a car accident?
Not every car accident is the same and more often than not, people can claim for different things depending on their situation.
For the most part, it depends on things such as:
- How severe your injuries are
- How much you have lost and will lose in wages
- How much care you need
- How much you have paid out of your own pocket.
Damage taken to your own car or the contents within it can usually be claimed through your own car insurance provider. It is possible that the insurer will agree to pay for some or all of the costs for your ongoing treatment as well, so that you are not out of pocket while waiting for the claim to be finalised.
What is the car accident claims process?
Every car accident claim for compensation is different, however the below image gives a good indication of how the claims process works with Shine Lawyers and how you can access compensation following your injuries.
In most cases a monetary value is placed on the gap between your life path before injury and your life path since the injury.
No win no fee compensation lawyers
At Shine Lawyers, we understand that the legal process can be daunting. Watch our simple, step-by-step guide for more information on the process for bringing a claim for compensation:
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Common questions about Car Accident Lawyers
If you have suffered a whiplash injury or any other type of injury in a car accident, it’s important your rights are protected and you are not left out of pocket as a result. Strict time limits apply when it comes to making a car accident compensation claim, which is why you should seek legal advice straight away following your accident.
It is possible you will lose your right to make a compensation claim if you try to bring about a claim after the time limit has expired. Contact Shine Lawyers today to find out if you can make a claim.
Shine Lawyers have car accident lawyers that can help you bring about a claim for compensation. Due to the complexities involved, it’s always best to seek legal help from experts like Shine Lawyers, to ensure you get the best outcome possible and within the shortest possible timeframe.
The first step is to contact Shine Lawyers and have an obligation free first consultation. At this point you will get a good idea if you have a claim for compensation, and the next steps involved when it comes to bringing it forward.
With Shine Lawyers, we operate on a No Win No Fee basis, which means that you don’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end.
The legal costs themselves are determined by the amount of work required to resolve our claim. The whole process is very transparent.
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.
Every case is different, with some cases being very complicated and taking longer to resolve than others. A car accident compensation claim can take quite a long time, but it depends on the facts of your particular case and how severe your injuries are.
It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a compensation claim. Doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward.
Most people making car accident compensation legal claims choose not to act for themselves and instead engage an expert compensation lawyer. The best compensation lawyers can provide the knowledge and experience required to help guide a case to a successful outcome.
Where you are located isn’t necessarily a barrier when it comes to obtaining the services of a lawyer. We’re experts when it comes to car accident related claims and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
It doesn’t matter if you are located close or far away from a Shine Lawyers office – we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.
Our compensation experts are in the following locations:
New South Wales
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
Shine Lawyers are expert car accident lawyers that can help you get the compensation you need following your injury on the road. We know that seeking legal help can take a lot of courage, however with Shine Lawyers you can be sure we’ll do everything we can to make you feel at ease. Click on the link below for more information about how Shine Lawyers can help you.
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation:
Shine Lawyers are one of the biggest car accident litigation firms in Australia and have the experience and nous to go up against the big insurance companies and get you the result you are looking for.
You will have your own go-to team, who are always available to chat and who understand that explaining things in plain English to you is important.
We provide all of our car accident legal services on a No Win No Fee Guarantee, which means you won’t have to pay our legal costs unless we win your claim at the end.
Hear from some of our clients below who have been through the legal process with us.
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