Car Accident Lawyers Perth
If you have been injured in a car accident, it pays to have the right people in your corner fighting for your compensation claim so that you can have peace of mind and focus on your health and wellbeing, while the lawyers at Unlucky do what they do best on your behalf.
Car accident lawyers with a difference
We understand that injuries sustained in accidents can be widespread and both physical and psychological in nature. It’s in these vulnerable times of need that securing compensation is critical as part of the healing process, especially if you cannot work and your income has been curtailed. However, claiming compensation is just part of a bigger picture. You may also be in need of urgent care, rehabilitation, physiotherapy or counselling.
This is where Unlucky accident claims comes into the picture.
So long as you were not responsible for the accident and qualify for our no win no risk guarantee, be it as a driver, passenger, motorcyclist, pedestrian or rider, our claim experts are not only ready but also raring to take on your case. Also, our wider team of experts, if need be will provide you with necessary aftercare and support services anywhere in Perth or greater Western Australia.
Making an ICWA claim in Perth and WA
Claims for road accident injury compensation in Western Australia are mostly made against the States government-owned provider of CompulsoryThird Party (CTP) Insurance called ICWA.
On their website it states… “It’s an offence to not report a crash where an injury occurred if you are the driver or owner of the vehicle involved.” This is absolutely correct, however, before making any reports, to the insurance commission or WA police, we recommend that you get some professional advice.
Accidents involving cars and other types of motor vehicles often leave victims vulnerable and confused, and in the heat of the moment or laying seriously injured in a hospital bed, it’s easy to be pressured into admitting liability.
Every day in Western Australia countless innocent and injured motorists lose their right to financial compensation for doing what they believed was the right thing to do. We have offices in Perth, Armadale, Joondalup, Rockingham, Fremantle and Midland.
Common injuries resulting from car accidents are:
Whiplash, back and neck injuries, broken bones, severe bruising and blunt force-related trauma are all common in motor vehicle accidents.
So which injuries quality for compensation claims?
- Back injuries
- Leg injuries
- Eye injuries
- Head trauma
- Brain injuries
- Broken bone and fractures
- Arm injuries
- Wrongful death claim
- Groin injuries
- Amputation claims
- Serious and catastrophic injuries
Each accident claim is treated on its merits, so it’s important that you do not worry about your claim credentials. Contact Claims Direct and let an expert evaluate your case and take care of your concerns.
What am I entitled to claim for?
Some of the most common things you may be entitled to if you make a successful CTP insurance claim against ICWA include:
- Medical expenses including ambulance costs
- Rehabilitation costs
- Physiotherapy costs
- Lost earnings
Please note that any damage to your property may not be covered, however, you may be eligible for a no-cost accident hire car while yours gets fixed.
How much money can I claim?
It all depends on the severity of your injuries and the circumstances of your post-accident situation. Claims can range from tens of thousands to millions of dollars. before or in the early stages of any legal proceedings, it’s very difficult for a lawyer to give you an accurate estimation. For this reason, we developed an online calculation tool that you can use to make your own assessment.
Our car accident compensation calculator uses official figures and in many cases, has proven to be extremely accurate.
I’m ready to start my claim. What must I do now?
You can choose between calling us on 08 6118 1682, where one of our trained claim consultant experts is waiting to discuss your credentials with you in a sensitive manner. Or you can start your claim online at unlucky.com.au. We do need to source some information on your accident and injuries before we connect you with a car accident lawyers, but all information is treated with the strictest confidence.
How long will it take for my case to be settled?
Again, each case is different according to injuries and circumstances. Quick cases can be finalised within a few months and longer, more complex claims can take a number of years.
How do I know if I’m eligible?
The best way to find out is to call us and speak with one of our team.
What does the claims process entail?
The claims process is not cast in stone. However, the procedure starts with us listening to your story and then arranging a consultation session with one of our lawyers. Before we begin settlement negotiations, we strengthen your case and test it against our legal protocols. After negotiations, the case is either settled or goes to trial.
Why should I need a lawyer when I can represent myself?
You are under no obligation to appoint a lawyer to fight for your claim. However, your claim will have a better chance of success if you do have an expert onboard with a solid understanding of legalities and your rights and entitlements. It is advisable to have a lawyer representing you for the same reason that you would consult a medical doctor as opposed to self-diagnosing an illness.
Can only drivers involved in an accident make a claim?
No. car accident claims are not only restricted to drivers/riders and passengers. A pedestrian injured in a crash can also claim, as can family members who have suffered psychological trauma resulting from a loved ones’ accident. Accidents occurring on a motorcycle, quadbike, bicycle, forklift or tractor are similarly categorised under road and transport accident claims as are injuries resulting from public transport incidents. We can even help you if you were riding a horse at the time of your accident.
What to do if you’re involved in a car accident?
Keeping calm is the first objective as you need to think and act clearly. If you are not badly injured, you then need to locate potential witnesses and take their names and contact details for potential future reference. Any pictures taken with your mobile phone might also prove to be useful. Never accept or admit culpability, even if you think you might be in the wrong. You might be in a state of shock or unaware of circumstances in the accident that could clear you of wrongdoing even if you think you were guilty of causing the accident.
How to start your claim
The first step in making a claim with us is to contact us and tell us where, when and how your motor vehicle accident occurred and what type of injuries you have suffered. Once you have provided us with some of the basic details regarding your situation we will transfer you to one of our lawyers who has experience handling claims like yours. They will quickly make you aware of your rights and responsibilities and let you know whether you are eligible for no win no fee. It’s then left up to you to decide whether or not you wish to pursue a claim.
You can start your claim online or call us between 8 am and 8 pm Monday to Friday on 08 6118 1682.