Travelling as a passenger in a motor vehicle is a very common occurrence in everyday life, whether it is when travelling with loved ones or friends, work colleagues or when travelling in a taxi or uber.
Unfortunately, sometimes you do not arrive safely at your destination and may need to access compensation for your injuries through a passenger accident claim.
In the event that you are injured whilst travelling as a passenger in a motor vehicle, due to the negligence of another person, you will be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
This claim will be against the insurer for the at fault vehicle, so depending on the accident it could be against the driver of the vehicle you were travelling in, another vehicle or a combination of both.
It is not uncommon for an injured passenger to express reluctance to bring an injury claim, particularly when travelling as a passenger with loved ones or friends, arising from an accident caused by that party. However, it is important to understand that any passenger accident claim is brought against the insurer for the at-fault vehicle and not the driver in a personal capacity.
As such, it will be the insurer who is ultimately responsible to pay out any compensation to you and not the driver personally. Our passenger accident lawyers can talk you through this process, your options and let you know if you have a right to compensation.
In the event of a passenger accident, your finances can be one of your biggest concerns – especially if you are unable to work. That’s why it’s comforting to know that all our claims (yours included) are run under our No Win, No Fee, No Problems Guarantee.
Passenger Accident Compensation Process in QLD
If you are injured as a passenger in a car accident, it is important following the passenger accident that you obtain the details of all involved. You should collect the registration details of the vehicles and personal details of all parties (if possible).
It’s important that the accident is reported to the police and that you seek appropriate medical treatment for your injuries. Our passenger accident lawyers can talk you through this process and get your claim underway quickly.
Strict time limits apply to bringing a claim following a passenger accident. As such, it is important that you also seek expert legal advice as soon as possible following such an accident.
Calculating Passenger Accident Compensation in QLD
The initial focus of your lawyer, once a passenger accident compensation claim is lodged, will be to assist with having your rehabilitation funded. They will ensure that the insurer funds all relevant treatment, and expenditure, deemed necessary to assist you in making as strong a recovery as possible from your injuries.
Treatment has been found to offer the greatest benefit to an injured party when provided in the initial stages following an accident. Given this, Gouldson Legal ensuring that the insurer immediately funds all necessary treatment for these injuries will assist in providing the best prospects for a strong recovery.
The compensation payable in each passenger accident claim will vary from case to case and often the compensation amounts for two individuals in the same accident will be different.
The calculation of your passenger accident compensation is based on how you recover from your injuries, your age and remaining working life, out of pocket expenditure incurred to date and expected into the future, and requirement for domestic assistance required to date and into the future.
To better understand your options, the process of making a claim, and if you will be able to access compensation for your injuries, you should get in contact with one of our expert lawyers today.
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