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Specialist Personal Injury Lawyers

Our Australian accident claim solicitors have the experience necessary to deal with compensation claims for serious injuries and they offer specialties in all major areas of catastrophic injury litigation including fatal accident and wrongful death claims. Catastrophic injury as a result of an accident, caused by the negligence of another person, inevitably occurs without warning and can permanently alter the lives of victims and their families. These injuries can include traumatic brain damage, a severed spinal cord, amputations, the loss of sight, burn and scald injuries and a catalogue of damage caused as a result of multiple fractures and organ failure. Most people who suffer from catastrophic injuries don't have the resources to cover the expenses that are incurred and whilst money can never adequately compensate for serious personal injury it can pay for the long term care that permanent or chronic injury can require and make life more comfortable for the victim. In addition to payment for expenses and care an award of compensation can also be made for the victims pain and suffering which takes into account the severity of the injury and the extent of any long term disabilities or chronic illness. If you or a member of your family has suffered serious injury you should take great care in the selection of a firm of accident claim solicitors to represent you in negotiations for a compensation settlement or in legal proceedings before a court of law. It is simply not sensible to trust to luck when it comes to choosing legal representation in a catastrophic injury case where a specialist lawyer familiar with serious injury litigation can make the difference between success and failure.


Accident Claim Time Limits

There are time limits in Australia relating to when you should start legal action for personal injury compensation. You should not delay taking advice from a firm of accident claim solicitors on the relevant limitation period in your location which is applicable to your claim. In general terms a claim must have been settled or proceedings must have been issued in a court of law within the limitation period or the right to claim compensation may be lost forever. The court does have discretion which is rarely exercised and there are usually exceptions to the general rule including for those suffering from mental disability and for those below the age of majority and for physical illnesses with a long latency period between exposure and the symptoms becoming obvious. There are other exceptions and in certain circumstances different time limits may apply. Time limits may also vary for accidents in foreign locations and air travel injuries. It goes without saying that this is a complex legal area and you should not delay seeking advice from an accident claim solicitor.


Contributory Negligence

Even if you were partly at fault for the cause of an accident you can still claim a percentage of the compensation for personal injury that would have been awarded to you on a full liability basis with the reduction reflecting your share of the liability. Accident claim solicitors refer to this as the doctrine of ‘contributory negligence’ which apportions blame between those involved in an accident. In the case of serious injury it makes sense, considering the sums involved, for the trained legal mind of an experienced accident claim solicitor to explore the possibility of apportioning some of the blame onto the other driver, even though the injured victim may believe that the accident was entirely their own fault.


Legal Advice Without Obligation

If you have suffered from catastrophic personal injury as a result of negligence by a third party then our specialist lawyers can help you to assert your legal rights and get the compensation you deserve. If you would like free advice without further obligation just complete the contact form to speak to one of our experts.


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