Car Accident Lawyers
A car accident lawyer is a personal injury lawyer who specializes in tort law. He helps people that were injured in a car accident to file a lawsuit against the other driver and get compensation for their injuries. The compensation amount should be enough to cover their medical expenses, loss of income, vehicle repair charges, pain and suffering, etc.
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Do I need a lawyer after a car accident?
The process of a compensation claim can get tiring and complex. One should use this time to heal & recover and not to get more stressed. Instead, you can hire a car accident lawyer that will offer you legal advice, helps you build a strong case and proves to the court that you are indeed entitled to compensation. If you are still in doubt whether you need a lawyer, then there are a few factors to help you decide.
Firstly, if the injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident were not major and you do not require medical assistance then there is no point in hiring a lawyer. However, if your injuries can cause you loss of income, permanent disability or in need of long-term care then you should hire a car accident lawyer or a TPD lawyer. Lawyers can also help you calculate the compensation amount which depends on the severity of your injuries and is not easy to calculate.
If you are trying to claim your insurance on your own, then some insurance companies will try to refuse to make any settlement. Though this is an unfair practice this happens more often. Mostly, you would only get a fraction of the insurance money that you deserve. Even in cases like this, a lawyer can help you litigate such insurance claims.
If the accident involves multiple parties who are liable for the injuries then this situation becomes complex. The person at fault will not be clear. Insurance companies use this to their advantage to reduce your settlement money. Or you might even be blamed by the other party for being at fault. In such cases, you will needa car accident lawyer who can gather evidence and help you fight such counterclaims and help you get the maximum compensation.
Also, if the car accident was work-related then you should look for a workers compensation lawyer who can get you compensation from your employer.
How to find a lawyer for a car accident?
As said earlier if you are injured in a road accident you are already under a lot of both physical and mental pain. Though there are many lawyers you can find both offline and online, you would need a lawyer who really cares for you and not just his fee. Schreuders is one such law firm where the sole focus of our compensation lawyers is to get justice to people who have been harmed. We manage to achieve this through our strong core values: professionalism, care and empathy. We connect to you on a personal level to provide you with personalised service and keep you posted on everything that happens related to the case. For a car accident lawyer working at Schreuders, his fee comes secondary. The first objective is to help you get the compensation that you deserve. Which is why we have “no win no fee” lawyers. Our Lawyers only charge you when they have been successful in getting you the maximum compensation.
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible and explain how you sustained the injury to the treating doctor.
- Note the personal, registration and insurance details of the driver at fault, as well as the names and contact details of any witnesses to the accident.
- Immediately report the accident to the police and make a note of the event number.
- Report the accident to the at-fault driver’s compulsory third party (CTP/Greenslip) insurance provider.
- Maintain a diary with all events, receipts, documents, and medical records.
What questions to ask my lawyer for a car accident?
For you to win a lawsuit it is essential that you trust the lawyer. You can only trust a lawyer when you know about them. So, you can ask them questions about their experience, fee. Or you can ask them if you have to pay any out of the pocket costs. You can also ask them how long it will take to resolve the case.
At Schreuders, you can get to know about all this by reaching out to our team and it will take you less than 2 minutes. You can reach out to us by phone or e-mail. We offer an obligation-free telephone assessment. We also have a diverse team. Our team has people who can speak Dari, Japanese, Macedonian, Arabic, Hindi, etc. If we don’t have someone who can speak your language then we will find someone who can to make you feel comfortable while talking.
To answer some of the questions that you might have, our lawyers do not charge any out of the pocket charges. We only charge after you have won the case. Our lawyers have a success rate of 95% and we ensure that the case is settled as soon as possible.
How long after an accident can you claim compensation?
If you have been in a car accident, then you should claim compensation within 3 years as per the statute of limitations of Australia. However, it is best not to wait that long and make a claim as soon as possible. As for insurance companies, you should notify them within 30 days from the date of the accident.
With our unique technique called “disbursement funding”, we can progress faster than other law firms. Which is why we take only 3 to 6 months to turn around a compensation claim as compared to the industry average of 24 months. So don’t think too long, hire a car accident lawyer from Schreuders soon. A Schreuder’s car accident lawyer will help you get justice by filing a lawsuit and fighting for you to help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve. Apart from car accident lawyer, Schreuders can also help you with other compensations through our personal injury lawyers, medical negligence lawyers, etc. We operate in all major cities of Australia such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, etc.