Motor Vehicle Accidents / Car Accident Injury Adelaide
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, you have rights.
Motor vehicle accidents involve the use or operation of a motor vehicle, which results in injury.
For over 24 years, we have been helping South Australians in claiming their rights when they have become injured in a motor vehicle accident.
Our team of lawyers have extensive experience in motor vehicle law. They will walk you through the whole legal process, assisting you with your compensation claim. Whether your accident has resulted in whiplash, spinal injuries, back injuries, neck injuries, or other serious injuries, we can help you claim compensation, which may be able to help you get back on your feet.
We are proud to have successfully represented thousands of motor accident cases and provided our clients with significant compensation amounts to ensure their financial security for both the short and long term.
Car Accident Injury Claim Process
We adhere to our belief in providing our clients with knowledge. We also understand that every case is different. This is why right from our first meeting, we take time to understand the event as well as any associated injuries. Then we explain the claim making process, allowing you to make a well-informed decision moving forward.
We are also able to assess whether your claim is eligible for the ‘no win, no fee’ payment agreement, a fixed fee, or a budgeted fee agreement.
Seeking early legal advice and guidance is key to a successful case. As soon as our client agrees to move forward with their claim, we will start the process of the following:
Who Can Claim Compensation?
If you have sustained an injury as a passenger or driver of a motorcycle or as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to a substantial claim. However, changes to insurance laws and the introduction of the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme has seen a considerable reduction in entitlements for many of those injured on South Australian roads.
The introduction of significant thresholds, as well as the use of the Injury Scale Values, make it likely that injuries that would have previously been seen as moderate or severe (but not catastrophic) are now failing to meet the threshold. This simply means that these injuries would be ruled out to entitlements of compensation. This is the reason why it is so important to seek out professional legal advice. Strict time limits now also apply, and legal proceedings must be issued within three years of the accident date; otherwise, all entitlements are lost.
Under the current laws, compensation claiming is proving to be a more complicated process. However, despite these law changes, it’s important to note that you still have entitlements. This is why getting in touch promptly with your motor vehicle accident lawyers is so important. Our legal team can help you negotiate this process. We will be able to provide you with a good understanding of your entitlements according to your circumstances.
What Can I Claim For?
After a motor s vehicle accident, you may not fully know or understand the extent to which your injuries may impact your life.
At JD Legal, our years of experience dealing with motor vehicle accident cases allow us to bring a wealth of quality experience to each case. We understand the best way to claim for the changes in your life which have caused you loss both in the short and long as a result of your injuries.
Some examples of what you can claim are listed below:
- Hospital and medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Daily Care expenses
We recognize that everyone’s case is different, and there may be several other things you can claim based on your case. Our lawyers can let you know the full extent to what you can claim after we know your particular situation.