A whiplash injury claims lawyer can advise you on your rights and the legal options available to you following an accident on the road.
The whiplash injury legal process
The image below illustrates the motor vehicle and whiplash injury claims process and how you can access compensation for your injuries.
How whiplash injury compensation gets calculated
Depending on the nature of your whiplash injury claim, a monetary value is usually placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the injury, and your actual life path since the injury.
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Common questions about Whiplash Injury Claims
- The person who caused the injury owed a ‘duty of care’ for your safety;
- The duty of care was breached (for example, they ran a red light), and;
- You have been injured as a result of the accident.
The laws surrounding whiplash injuries differ across Australian states and territories and depend on a number of circumstances. It’s important to seek expert legal help to ensure you get the right advice for your particular situation and make sure your rights are protected.
The driver won’t pay out of their own pocket so they won’t have to find lawyers to help them. Their car insurance company will deal with everything.
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.
An expert whiplash injury lawyer will be able to give you a good idea as to the time frames you could expect once they know a bit more about your situation.
The time limit can be much shorter for certain claims so we recommend you seek legal advice straight away following an accident.
Your legal costs will depend on the amount of work required to resolve your claim and each situation is different.
Most people making whiplash 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.
Our compensation experts are in the following locations:
New South Wales
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
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Meet the team
Shine Lawyers also has accredited specialists in personal injury law in Australia:
Stuart Le Grand, Melbourne
Ron Kramer, Fairfield
Susan Newman, Sydney
Zlatko Mackic, Liverpool
Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane
Michelle Wright, Springwood
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane
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