Learn More about Car Accident Compensation
Being involved in a motor vehicle collision can be a scary and stressful experience, which is greatly exacerbated if you have suffered an injury. Working out the necessary steps for insurance and filing a claim for car accident compensation is a long process, with many potential twists and turns along the way.
The team at Dwyer Law Group have broken down the key steps that you should be taking in the wake of an accident. Keep informed and you can ensure that you’re in line to receive the correct car accident compensation after your accident.
Obtain the Details of the Other Driver/Drivers
If you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident, you are required by law to stop and consult with the other drivers involved in the crash. You will need to record the registration number of the other driver or drivers along with some basic contact details. We advise you to take photographs of the accident scene, the damage to the cars, the other driver and their licence. If you were not at fault for the accident, you will be able to lodge a claim against the other driver.
Report the Crash to the Police
It is compulsory to report your crash to the police if you intend to make a claim or if someone was injured during the incident. To complete any car accident claim, you are required to obtain a Police accident report reference number before the process can begin. To do this, you must report in person to the police station nearest to the crash and fill out a Report of Traffic Incident form.
What Can I Claim For?
You may be eligible to claim for a range of losses caused by the motor vehicle accident. This includes past and future costs, such as:
• Medical expenses
• Rehabilitation expenses
• Loss of wages, earnings or business profits
• Pain and suffering
Complete Your Claim Form
After gathering the appropriate information after the incident, you are required to complete a claim form to receive any car accident compensation. This can be a tricky process that requires multiple steps.
Consulting compensation lawyers is an advisable step to take, as they will give you the very best information to submit your claim and receive potential compensation. Dwyer Law Group is available to consult and assist anyone who is looking to file a compensation claim after being involved in a motor accident.
Contact Dwyer Law Group today for thorough and reliable legal advice and consultation on the Gold Coast.