If you’ve been involved in a car accident in any way, it’s critical to understand the legal ramifications – especially if you might be liable to claim and receive compensation.
Can I claim damages for my injuries from a car accident?
Yes. Whether you were the driver of a car, truck or motorcycle, or a passenger, cyclist or pedestrian, it may be possible to claim damages – no matter who was at fault. It is important to contact a specialist accident compensation lawyer as soon as possible to find out your rights.
What type of car accidents am I covered for in the ACT?
In the ACT, Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance is a ‘fault’ scheme whereby the Third Party Insurer will pay for the damages caused by its negligent insured. Accidents covered include:
What do I need to start my Motor Vehicle Accident Claim?
You will need to know where the accident happened, when it happened and have the registration and name of the driver that caused or partially caused the accident.
Who can claim?
If you were not at-fault, you can claim both an (A) early payment for your medical expenses (up to $5,000) as well as (B) compensation for the personal injury. If you were at-fault, you may be able to claim an early payment for your medical expenses. You cannot make a claim for compensation for your personal injury but may be able to access (C) an insurer’s “at-fault cover.”
Have you been injured in a road accident in Canberra or the ACT? Contact Gerard Malouf & Partners Compensation, Medical Negligence & Will Dispute Lawyers at our Canberra City office today.