If you have suffered an injury as a result of a truck accident – whether you were the driver or passenger, driving for work reasons or another vehicle involved – you may be eligible for a compensation claim.
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The road can be a dangerous place, with accidents and fatalities all too common. Tragically for truck drivers, truck driving is one of Australia’s least safe professions, with an average rate of 20 deaths per 100,000 workers. Given the size and weight of semi-trailer trucks and road trains, truck crashes are dangerous for anyone involved.
All road users have a duty of care to behave in a reasonable way while using the road - sadly, not everybody does, and accidents can happen. If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident, Shine Lawyers have experienced compensation lawyers who can help you start the process of claiming for compensation during this difficult time.
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What is the truck accident claims process?
Every truck 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.
Truck crash compensation
The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the circumstances of the accident and the extent of your injuries. As part of your claim, lawyers will also factor in loss of earnings, medical expenses and other pain and suffering that has occurred.
What can I claim for following a truck injury?
When you make a compensation claim following a truck injury or truck crash, you can generally claim for things like:
- medical and hospital expenses
- loss of earnings
- pain and suffering
- Help you have needed at home
A truck injury lawyer can tell you what you might be able to claim once they know a bit more about your situation.
In most cases a monetary value is placed on the gap between your life path before injury and your life path since the injury.
For more information on how compensation is calculated and what's involved in bringing a claim, watch our simple guide to compensation claims below:
Our motor vehicle claim and personal injury lawyers all operate on a “no win no fee” guarantee, which means that you won’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end.
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Common questions about Truck Accident Lawyers
Yes. When it comes to making a claim following a truck accident, strict time limits apply which can inhibit your ability to make a claim.
To ensure there is no delay, please contact Shine Lawyers for further information regarding your entitlements and your eligibility to claim.
Shine Lawyers are expert truck injury lawyers that can help you when you need it most. We can get you the justice you deserve and stand up against the big insurance companies to ensure you get the outcome you need.
Our truck accident lawyers can assess your individual situation and the legal merits of your case, and bring forward a claim for compensation on your behalf.
When it comes to your legal costs, Shine Lawyers provide services on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning you will only pay our fees if we win your case at the end of the process. Our costs depend on the amount of work required to resolve your claim – which differs depending on the complexity of your case.
Your lawyer can give you an indication of what this might be after they know more about your situation.
When it comes to who pays compensation following a successful truck injury compensation claim, in most cases it’s the insurance company of those at fault that will pay the compensation.
The insurance company deals with everything, so the driver or party at fault won’t have to pay out of their own pocket either.
If you decide to bring forward a claim for compensation, the amount of compensation you can claim can total five or six figures. It is possible that the compensation payout exceeds this and enters seven figures but this really does depend on the facts of your situation and things such as:
- how severe your injuries are,
- your age,
- 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 to your own truck or the contents within it can generally be claimed through your own truck insurance provider. In some cases, the insurer will agree to pay for some or all of the costs for your ongoing treatment, so that you’re not out of pocket while you’re waiting for the claim to be finalised.
Shine Lawyers help with all truck accident claims on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you will only have to pay our legal fees if and when we win your case at the end of the process.
It all does depend on the extent of your injuries and the facts of your particular case though.
A lawyer should be able to give you an idea once they know a bit more about your situation.
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 truck injury 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 truck injury 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 truck 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 links below for more information about how Shine Lawyers can help you with your truck claim.
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation:
Shine Lawyers are one of the biggest truck 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.
At Shine 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 truck accident and motor vehicle 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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