Report it to the Police
The most important matter to attend to initially is to ensure both that the accident is reported to the Police as soon as possible, and that the fact that you were injured in the accident is noted by the Police as soon as possible.
It would be wise for you to consult solicitors prior to lodging the claim form as the insurer may require you to complete a formal claim form.
Lodge a written claim
It is then imperative that a written claim be lodged in relation to your accident injuries with Allianz Australia Insurance Limited. Allianz acts for the Motor Accident Commission, which is responsible for all claims arising from injuries caused by the fault of drivers of South Australian registered motor vehicles.
Allianz should then pay your medical expenses as they fall due, to ensure that delays in you obtaining treatment are minimised, so as to assist your recovery from your injuries.
Stabilise your injury
It is then wise to wait until your injuries have stabilised, before obtaining medical evidence in relation to the injuries, and then attempting to settle your claim with Allianz. Allianz is very often willing to engage in informal settlement conferences in this regard.
Court proceedings in relation to compensation claims for motor vehicle accident injuries need to be commenced within 3 years of the date of the accident. It is very important to remember this time limit should you be unable to settle your claim with Allianz or should your accident injuries not have stabilised within three years of the date of the accident.
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Our ”No Win, No Pay” policy extends to motor vehicle claims. We are also willing to fund your disbursements (medical reports, Court filing fees, and so on) while your claim progresses, and only seek payment of our costs and disbursements once the claim is successfully concluded.
Should you have any enquiries whatsoever regarding compensation claims for injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 08 8213 1000.