No Win No fee for Motor Vehicle Accidents? You read that correctly. No win no fee motor vehicle accident lawyers can help you claim compensation for your car accident, motorbike accident, truck accident, bus accident, motorbike accident, and bicycle accident injury. Find out how to work with no win, no fee lawyers to get the best outcome for your personal injury claims.
Table of contents
- What to expect if I have been injured in a motor vehicle accident?
- Do I have a motor vehicle accident compensation claim?
- What can I claim motor vehicle accident compensation for?
- What can I expect from the ICWA claim?
- Engagement of motor vehicle accident lawyers
- Road Accident compensation for fatal accidents
- No win, No Fee for Motor Vehicle Accidents
What to expect if I have been injured in a motor vehicle accident?
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, and you are not at fault for causing the motor vehicle accident, you can expect:
- compensation for your personal injuries; and,
- compensation for your vehicle damage if you are not at fault and properly insured.
Unlike vehicle damage insurance, motor vehicle accident injuries are covered by at-fault drivers’ compulsory third-party insurance (CTP insurance), which is paid when the driver renews their vehicle registration yearly. For more information on what to do in different types of car accidents, please check out this complete guide on car crashes – what to expect and what to do.
Who is at fault in an accident?
Car accident law for injured people in WA is fault-based. Even if you are contributory negligence for causing the accident, you may still be entitled to compensation. When the CTP insurer investigates who is at fault in an accident, they often gather evidence to determine who is liable and to what extent a person is liable for causing a motor accident.
What is an ICWA Claim?
The Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA) is the CTP insurer for everyone who suffered a motor vehicle accident injury in Western Australia, provided the at fault vehicle is registered in WA. For this reason, a motor vehicle accident claim in WA is often referred to as the ICWA claim.
How to lodge an ICWA Claim?
You can lodge an ICWA claim by submitting an online crash report and completing the intention to make a claim form. If you a working with a car accident lawyer, they should be able to assist you in lodging the claim.
If you are not working with a car accident lawyer, you must follow the proper procedure to ensure your car accident injury claim is correctly followed. This motor vehicle accident claim checklist will guide you through the steps and what to watch out for.
Do I have a motor vehicle accident compensation claim?
The requirements for motor vehicle accident compensation claim in WA are:
- Were you injured in WA?
- Were you not completely negligent in causing the accident?
If your answers are YES or both of the questions above, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your motor vehicle injury.
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What can I claim motor vehicle accident compensation for?
Like many other personal injury claims, your injury compensation is aimed to get you back to a financial and physical position, similar to the time before your personal injury occurred.
If you have a car accident injury compensation claim, your personal injury compensation payout will most likely include the following components:
- medical expenses
- travel expenses for seeking medical treatments
- loss of income after injury – this could be a big component if you suffered a serious injury.
- compensation for pain and suffering and other non-pecuniary losses
- other special damages
If you suffered a serious injury, the calculation of each compensable component could be highly subjective and negotiable within reasons. In this situation, hiring a no win no fee motor vehicle accident lawyer will help regarding settlement negotiations and greatly benefit the outcome of your car accident injury claim.
At Foyle Legal, we are very experienced in car accident injury claims. In our experience, the additional car accident compensation you get at settlement often greatly offsets our legal fees. And, because clients have personal injury claims often engage us on a no win no fee basis, it also save them from un-necessary stress when dealing with ICWA’s claim managers and their insurance lawyers.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers
Under the No Win, No Fee arrangement, you won’t need to pay Foyle Legal’s Legal fees (the fees that we charge for the work we do on your claim), unless we get you a settlement amount.
Your lawyer will take you through this arrangement in more detail including any terms and conditions in your obligation free first initial consultation.
For quick information on our No Win, No Fee terms and disbursements, please visit our No Win No Fee Lawyers Page
What can I expect from the ICWA claim?
Similar to other personal injury claims, ICWA claims often take between 6 months to 2 years to resolve. So it’s common to expect delays and uncertainties along the way. If you are working with a car accident lawyer, it will help to reduce uncertainties about the law, you will still be facing uncertainties about your condition and others.
At the end of the long drawn-out process, if your motor vehicle compensation claim is well managed with helpful supporting medical evidence, you should receive a compensation payout for your vehicle accident injury claim.
Engagement of Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
Compensation lawyers such as Foyle Legal can often bring justice to the injured person when facing ICWA, as the insurance company, and their lawyers.
Professional Motor Vehicle & Car Accident Lawyers in Perth
There are many compensation lawyers in Perth. Some are specialists, and some are generalists. Some compensation lawyers will ask the injured person to pay legal fees upfront, and don’t charge upfront legal costs for providing qualified legal services.
If you have suffered a motor vehicle accident injury and cannot work, a good no-win no-fee law firm specialising in motor vehicle accident injury claims could be a good option.
Personal injury law varies by state. If you are injured in WA, look for car accident injury lawyers in Western Australia.
Motor Vehicle & Car Accident Lawyers Perth Offers No Win No Fee Arrangements
Not all no win no fee lawyers are the same!
Many lawyers offer no win no fee for injury law cases, but you must read the fine print before signing the no win no fee arrangement.
The key questions to ask when meeting with a No Win No Fee lawyer in Perth are:
- How are the legal fees are charged?
- What is the policy on disbursements, such as court fees or fees for medical reports?
- What is the definition of WIN in the no win, no fee agreement?
If your motor vehicle accident injury happens at work, it is important to ensure that your no win no fee policy covers the legal services of workers compensation lawyers who work in the same firm.
Motor vehicle accident claim process
Legal proceedings take time and can be complicated. Working with a specialist personal injury law firm, the motor vehicle accident claim process can be divided into 3 main steps.
- Build Case
- Negotiation and Settlement
Strict time limits apply to car accident claims in Western Australia. When you seek legal advice from a specialist personal injury lawyer for your car accident injuries, they will help you to manage time limits, your communication with the insurance commission of Western Australia, and the reimbursement of medical expenses while building your claim for a successful outcome!
Road Accident Compensation for Fatal Accidents
If your loved ones were fatally injured in an accident. And, if you are financially dependent on the deceased person, you may be entitled to claim compensation for fatal injury.
Fatal injury claims are also referred to as the dependency claim. In this type of personal injury claim, most people find it easier to work with a no win no fee lawyer to ease the emotional pain and the difficult calculations associated with calculating the correct sum.
No Win No Fee for Motor Vehicle Accidents
Foyle Legal provides no win, no fee legal representation for motor vehicle accident claims. We are a full-service personal injury law firm with experienced workers’ compensation lawyers, medical negligence lawyers, public liability lawyers, victims of crime compensation lawyers and more. Regardless of how did your motor vehicle accident happen, we can get you the legal support you need!
Initial Discovery Call
If you have made a personal injury claim, contact Foyle Legal for your initial discovery call. This is a quick call so our team can guide you on how we can help you with your claim.
Obligation Free Initial Consultation
If you are qualified for our no win no fee legal services, we typically conduct an obligation-free initial consultation with a lawyer. In this meeting, our lawyer will try to answer your legal questions based on the information available. This initial consultation is obligation free. You don’t need to pay Foyle Legal if we don’t enter a formal engagement.