Types of road accident
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Types of road accident personal injuries

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Have you been in a car accident?

Minor car accidents are bad enough, but when you've been injured as a result they can be far worse. Not only can car accident injuries disrupt your life, including your ability to work, they can also leave you with a heavy financial burden from medical and other expenses. That's why we're here to help you get the compensation that you deserve.

In Australia, all injuries that occur on the roads are covered—not just those involving cars. Accidents involving all vehicle types, including cars, motorcycles, trucks and bicycles, are covered by various personal injury laws.

It doesn't matter whether you're a driver, rider, pedestrian or innocent bystander, if you've been injured in an accident with any kind of vehicle, you can make a claim. Injuries sustained in a car accident can include whiplash, brain damage, spinal damage and psychological trauma; it is also possible to have multiple injuries.

Why Maurice Blackburn?

Our dedicated personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help you make a successful compensation claim. It doesn't matter whether the crash was completely accidental or the result of negligence—if you're out of pocket due to injuries sustained to your person, you should seek legal advice.

We offer 'no win, no fee'* arrangements for these types of cases, which means that you don't have to pay for our legal services if we don’t win.

Maurice Blackburn has lawyers in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and throughout Australia.

All you need to know about Road injury claims

If you’re injured in a road or public transport accident involving a car, bus, truck, train, tram, motorcycle, scooter or bicycle, we’ll show you how to navigate your way through a road injury claim.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose Maurice Blackburn for my personal injury car accident claim?

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers is committed to being Australia’s leading road accident injury law firm. We have exceptional expertise in this area of law, a strong history of successful cases and a full suite of legal services we can draw upon to help you in any circumstance.

We understand that getting injured on the road can feel extremely unfair. It’s our mission to ensure you get your full compensation payout to help you get back to being you as soon as possible.

Contact us today to book a free consultation and find out how we can help you.

Do I have a personal injury car accident claim?

Whether or not you’re a driver, rider, pedestrian or innocent bystander, if you’ve suffered personal injury as a result of an accident with any kind of vehicle, you can make a personal injury from car accident compensation claim. Injuries sustained can include whiplash, brain damage, spinal damage and psychological trauma; it is also possible to have multiple injuries.

Is there a time limit to make a personal injury car accident claim?

Yes— strict time limits apply to when you can make a claim and they are different in every Australian state and territory. In some areas, you may have as little as 28 days to submit your claim, while other states allow up to a year, which can in some cases be extended to three years.

However, no matter where your accident happened, we strongly advise talking to our car accident injury compensation experts as soon as possible to make sure your claim is made in a timely manner.

Contact us today to talk about your claim. Our initial advice and evaluation is provided free of charge.

What can I claim?

There is a range of medical and other expenses you may be able to claim compensation for as a result of your injuries sustained from a car accident. Apart from medical, hospital, and rehabilitation costs, you may be able to claim for:

  • nursing and disability services
  • loss of amenity
  • loss of wages and superannuation
  • travel to and from medical appointments
  • home and vehicle modifications
  • costs associated with retraining for your job
  • legal costs associated with your claim

Your eligibility will depend on where you are in Australia as laws differ in each state and territory. We are a national firm and can help you make a claim for compensation of medical and other expenses following a bike accident, so contact us today to discuss how we can help you.

How much will making a personal injury car accident claim cost me?

Our car accident injury lawyers are experienced in winning fair compensation for our clients on a 'no win, no fee'* basis. Come in for a free first consultation to know where you stand.

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