Hit & Run Accident Compensation
“Hit and runs”, are when someone has been injured on the road and the vehicle that caused the injury cannot be identified.
The fact that the vehicle that caused the injury cannot be identified, does not mean that the injured person cannot make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Under the motor accident compensation scheme, a person injured in a hit and run, is entitled to receive compensation for their injuries and to have their claim for compensation dealt with by the Nominal Defendant.
If you have been injured in a hit and run, there are a number of additional steps that you have to take to ensure that you receive your compensation entitlements. This includes showing the Nominal Defendant that you have made “due search and inquiry” to identify the vehicle that caused the accident.
At Gerard Malouf and Partners, we understand the requirements for making a claim against the Nominal Defendant, including the evidence that needs to be provided to show that you have made “due search and inquiry” to identify the vehicle that caused the accident. This can include placing advertisements in local newspapers, asking any witnesses who saw the accident to come forward, as well as obtaining statements from people, who were at the scene of the accident and talking to the police officers in charge of the investigation.
Our expert motor accidents compensation lawyers have been involved in a large number of successful claims for hit and run accidents against the Nominal Defendant where our client’s have received compensation for some, or all, of the following:
- Reimbursement of hospital, medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Compensation for future medical expenses in relation to injuries sustained in the accident
- Compensation for past economic loss such as loss of wages while recovering from the accident
- Compensation for future economic loss where the working life is reduced as a result of the injuries
- Lump sum compensation if there is a permanent impairment as a result of the injuries
- Lump sum compensation for pain and suffering
- Payment of legal costs in relation to the claim for compensation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit and run accident then our expert motor accident compensation lawyers can help. We have a unique understanding of hit and run accidents and claims against the Nominal Defendant. This practical knowledge is proven by our 99% success rate. We work hard everyday to ensure that people injured in hit and run accidents receive their maximum entitlements to compensation.
Gerard Malouf & Partners are not a giant publicly listed law company but a highly specialised and focused firm.
We are small enough to have the privilege of caring intimately for our clients but large enough to have the solid financial, medical and expert resources our client’s need in their successful compensation claims.
For free over-the-phone advice on hit & run accident compensation or to take advantage of our free face-to-face consultation call our expert legal team today on 1800 004 878.