Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you have been injured in a car or vehicle accident, you have a right to claim compensation for those injuries. Compensation is paid by the Insurance Commission of Western Australia. Motor vehicle accident claims in Western Australia can be made by anyone injured in a crash in WA, even if the accident was partially your fault.

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If you were the driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist injured in the accident, you are entitled to claim compensation for those injuries. Contact an expert Motor Accident Vehicle Insurance Claim Lawyer immediately, to process you claim.

Am I Eligible to Claim Compensation for My Injuries?

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common types of claims made in WA. A motor vehicle accident can include any type of vehicle including cars, trucks, motorbikes. bicycles and mopeds/scooters.

You can make a claim if:

  • you are not at fault or only partly at fault for the vehicle crash;
  • you were injured in the crash (includes drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists); or
  • a close relative was fatally injured in the crash and you were financially dependent on them (dependency claim).

The accident needs to have occurred on roads in Western Australia and the negligent party was driving a Western Australian registered car (or an unknown car).

Along with physical injuries, if psychological damage, stress or anxiety occurs as a result of the crash, you may also have a right to claim compensation.

If you are unsure if you can make a claim, contact Perth City Legal, who are expert motor vehicle insurance claim lawyers, and can help assess whether you have a claim.

What Should I do If I am injured in a motor vehicle accident?

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you should:

  • If you are the driver/owner of a vehicle involved in a crash, you must report it online.
  • Seek medical attention straight away and have your GP report your injuries.
  • Contact a Motor Vehicle Insurance Lawyer to assess your claim.

How do I make a Claim?

If you have been injured in a crash, report the crash and injury to the Insurance Commission of Western Australia via the Online Crash Reporting Facility.

What am I entitled to?

If you are eligible under the Road Traffic Act to make a claim, you are entitled to claim compensation for:

  • medical treatment,
  • rehabilitation,
  • compensation for the inability to work
  • and other expenses to help get your life back on track after a crash.

Are there any restrictions when making a claim?

The amount you can claim may be reduced if you:

  • were not wearing a seatbelt;
  • were not wearing a helmet while riding a motorbike, scooter or bicycle;
  • were riding unrestrained in an open-top vehicle;
  • were partly responsible for the crash; or
  • your driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Get a Free Initial Consultation with an Expert Motor Vehicle Insurance Lawyer

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, its important you seek legal advice straight away, to protect your claim. Perth City Legal are Perth Compensation claims experts, with over 20 years’ experience in Compensation Claims in Western Australia. We can help ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your claim.

Contact Perth City Legal today for a free initial consultation with one of our expert Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance Lawyers today.

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