Consult a Car Accident Lawyer to Learn about Compensation Eligibility
Car Accident Lawyer
If you’ve recently had a vehicle accident of some sort, you should consult with a car accident lawyer. If you are not at fault, or only partly at fault, for the accident, you will be eligible to receive medical expenses and lost income as a result of your injuries, you may even be eligible for a lump sum benefit. At Johnston Withers Lawyers, we take on a wide variety of vehicle accident claims each year. No matter the details of your case, we want to have a conversation with you to learn more and to find out how we might be able to help.
The Best Advice You Can Hear Regarding a Vehicle Accident Claim
In South Australia, every time you pay your motor vehicle registration fee, you are paying into the state’s compulsory insurance scheme. If you are involved in a vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation under this scheme. We offer the following advise if you have been injured in a vehicle accident claim:
- It is always worth consulting with an accident and injury lawyer: Even if you were partially at fault for causing the accident, you might still be eligible for compensation. Bottom line, if you received an injury in a vehicle accident, it’s always worth consulting with a lawyer to determine what your options are.
- Know that compensation eligibility extends beyond the drivers in car accidents: You do not need to be one of the drivers involved in an accident to be eligible for compensation under the SA insurance scheme. Perhaps you were a cyclist or pedestrian injured due to a car crash that occurred near you, or maybe your accident involved a train, a bus or a tram. You are still likely eligible for injury compensation in any of these situations.
- Lodge your claim sooner rather than later: Under the SA Compulsory Third Party Insurance Scheme, you must lodge any compensation claims within six months of your accident.
What You Should Know about Motor Vehicle Accident Claims in SA
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in SA, here are a few essential details to know that may affect your expectations for how things will be moving forward:
- You will lodge your claim with one of four insurers: There are four insurers associated with the Compulsory Third Party Insurance Scheme: AAMI, Allianz, QBE and SGIC. The insurer will vary depending on the registration number of the vehicle that caused the accident. Johnston Withers Lawyers can identify the relevant insurer for your claim.
- Your claim is unlikely to go to court: Most vehicle accident claims in SA do not proceed to the court. Instead, most cases resolve with the claimant (you) and the insurer agreeing to a settlement with the insurer paying the claimant a lump sum.
- The insurer may be obligated to cover some of your legal costs: If you decide to instruct a motor vehicle accident lawyer in Adelaide, you may be worried about legal fees. Know that, if you are found to be eligible for compensation, the insurer may also be obliged to pay a majority of your legal costs.
Why Trust Johnston Withers Lawyers as Your Car Accident Lawyer
If you are looking for help or advice with a legal claim involving a motor vehicle accident, start by calling Johnston Withers Lawyers. With a long track record of success in helping our clients and a detailed understanding of how the insurance scheme works here in SA, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to get started.