Can I claim motor vehicle compensation if I was injured in a car accident?
Yes, you are most likely entitled to a motor vehicle or car accident compensation. There are very few situations that would exclude or deny a claim. Here are some helpful examples:-
Passenger injured – driver at fault
If you are a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who caused the accident and you suffered injuries; yes you have a claim.
Passenger injured – driver of other vehicle at fault
If you are a passenger in a vehicle being driven by someone else and the driver of another vehicle causes the accident and you suffer injuries; yes you have a claim.
Driver injured – driver of other vehicle at fault
If you are the driver of a vehicle and you suffer injuries due to the fault of another driver who caused the accident and you suffer injuries, yes you have a claim.
Passenger or Driver injured – Driver of other vehicle drunk
If you are a passenger or the driver of a vehicle and you suffer injuries caused by the driver of another vehicle who is charged with drink driving; yes you have a claim.
Passenger injured – Driver of your vehicle drunk
If you are a passenger and the driver of your vehicle is drunk or over the limit and you suffer injuries; yes you have a claim.
Accident caused by Driver of vehicle that is unregistered
Regrettably, not everyone pays their registration on time. If you suffer injuries due to a motor vehicle accident caused by the driver of an unregistered vehicle; yes you may have a claim against the driver of the vehicle.
Hit and Run accident
If you are run down or hit by another vehicle who then leaves the accident scene and you don't know the registration number of the vehicle; yes you may have a claim depending on the circumstances.
I'm a pedestrian and I was hit by a car or truck on a road
If you are walking along a road or crossing a road and a car hits you; yes you have a claim.
I'm a bicycle or push bike rider and I was hit by a car or truck on a road?
Yes, you have a claim.
I have suffered whiplash and the accident was not my fault. Is a whiplash injury serious enough to make a claim or see a lawyer about?
In our experience, yes, and particularly if the symptoms are persisting and ongoing.
I caused the accident and I've been injured – do I have any insurance cover?
Even if you caused the accident and have suffered serious injuries, you may still be able to claim for income protection, partial permanent disablement (PPD) or total and permanent disablement (TPD) from your superannuation fund or funds if you have multiple policies.
If you also have trauma insurance you will be able to claim on this as well.
Some people also have an "At Fault" insurance policy with their insurer. If you have this type of cover, you may be entitled to recover compensation, often substantial. It is always worthwhile to check and see if you have this type of cover with your insurer, and we can assist if necessary.
Turner Freeman Lawyers No Win No Fee policy
We are happy to assist you and investigate your potential claim on a speculative or No Win – No Fee basis. Click here to see the full terms of our "No Win – No Fee" policy.
Your initial consultation with us is free and obligation free.
If we advise that you have a strong claim, we will offer our services to you on a "No Win – No Fee" basis. This means we will only ever be paid for the work we have done if your claim is successful, and only at the end of the claim.
In our experience 98% to 99% of the claims we pursue for our clients are settled or resolved without having to go to court or proceed to trial.