If you have been injured in a car accident then you need to know what to do, how to access your entitlements for compensation for your injuries and how to ensure that, you and your family are financially sound while you recover from the accident.
At Gerard Malouf and Partners they offer free, no-obligation consultations for people who have been injured in car accidents. This ensures that they receive the most up-to-date, precise and practical advice as soon as possible on their claim, for compensation under the motor accident compensation scheme. It also ensures that they do not miss out on their entitlement for compensation by missing time limits on making a claim.
The most important time limits to remember if you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident are:
1. The car accident must be reported to the police within twenty-eight days.
2. To be eligible to receive early financial assistance you need to lodge an “Accident Notification Form” with the Motor Accidents Authority within twenty-eight days of the accident. This will entitle you, to receive immediate reimbursement for your medical expenses and loss of earnings up to $5,000.00
3. Regardless of whether you lodged an “Accident Notification Form”, you must make a formal claim for personal injury compensation, by lodging a Personal Injury Claim Form with the Motor Accidents Authority within six months of the date of the car accident.
Lodging a car accident injury Claim Form does not mean, that you automatically receive personal injury compensation for your injuries. It means that the insurance company will investigate the accident and decide whether to accept liability for your injuries. In some circumstances an insurance company, may accept liability for your injuries, but refuse to pay certain medical expenses on the grounds that they are not ‘reasonable’, or it may refuse to concede that you have suffered a permanent impairment as a result of your car accident injuries.
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 or to take advantage of our free face-to-face consultation call our expert legal team today on 1800 004 878.