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Motor Vehicle Injury Claim / Car Accident Injury Claim
Common Types of Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Claims
Car accident injury claims and motorcycle accident injury claims are the most common types of Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Claims (MVA claims) in Western Australia. In WA, the Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA) is the Third Party Insurer set up by the government to provide personal injury compensation for people who are injured or die as a result of car crash, motorbike accident, bus accident, truck accident, pedestrian accident or other motor vehicle related road accidents. Please note that motor vehicle accident claims can be made for the damaged vehicles, or personal injuries caused by the motor vehicle accident. This page is focus on the motor vehicle accident injury claims.
Car Accident Compensation Claims - Injury Compensation
Using the road can be dangerous for motorists, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicycle riders alike. Car accidents are the most common type of motor vehicle accident injury compensation claims. The injuries suffered from a car crash could vary from mild whiplash, to a serious injuries or even death. The key success factors for car accident injury compensation claims are to prove liability and prove the extent to which the injured person is entitled to damages. Expert car accident lawyers at Foyle Legal help victims of car accident injuries every day. We also help injured people and the family of fatally injured victims to worry less, and get a better compensation payment for their auto injury claim.
Strict time limits apply to all motor vehicle accident claims. If you are a motorist, driver, passenger, pedestrian, motorcyclist, bicycle rider, or other road user who was injured in a motor vehicle accident, please contact Foyle Legal for obligation free claim review and legal advice.
Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Compensation Payout
The method used for calculating motor vehicle injury compensation payouts is complex. A simple car accident personal injury claim calculator may not accurately estimate your car accident injury compensation amounts. If you have made a personal injury claim for a car accident or any other any other type of motor vehicle accident that happened in Western Australia, car accident lawyers Perth at Foyle Legal can help you with your motor vehicle Injury claim.
Foyle Legal can also help to advise you regarding the law relating to other personal injury compensation options available to you. In the event that the motor vehicle accident happened in the course of your work then you will most likely be eligible for Workers Compensation even if the motor vehicle accident was your fault. In the event that your injury has caused you to become totally and permanently incapacitated Foyle Legal can advise you as to whether you will have a Total and Permanent Disability TPD Claim through your private insurance or superannuation fund.
Maximise your Car Accident Injury Compensation Amounts
Foyle Legal uses unique insight to maximise your Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Claim
What does a motor accident Injury compensation lawyer (Motor Injury Lawyers) do?
Motor vehicle injury compensation falls under personal injury law in Western Australia. Personal Injury lawyers who specialise in motor vehicle injury accident compensation provide legal representation to people who have been injured physically or mentally due to the negligence of another person on the road which motor vehicle is involved. As experienced motor vehicle injury compensation lawyers in Perth, WA, Foyle legal has many years of experience negotiating with the Insurance Commission of Western Australia, and has acted for victims of motor vehicle accidents in all forms of personal injury claims. These injuries may include but not limited to whiplash injury compensation, brain injury compensation, head injury compensation, spinal injury compensation, knee injury compensation, chest injury claims, other psychological compensation as a result of the accident on the road.
Foyle Legal uses unique insight to maximise your Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Claim
The Director of Foyle Legal is one of only a few personal injury compensation lawyers in Perth who has practised as a claimant and defendant lawyer in personal injury cases. This gives Foyle Legal a unique insight into what the other party is doing which Foyle Legal can use to help you with your personal injury claims. If you have made a personal injury claim for a car accident or any other forms of motor vehicle accidents in Western Australia, and require car accident lawyers Perth for further assistance with your personal injury claim, why not contact us at 0408 727 343, alternatively please submit your obligation free enquiry. At Foyle Legal, we provide no win no fee car accident personal injury compensation claim legal advice.
Manage a Motor Vehicle Injury Claim / Car Accident Injury Claim in WA
If you have made a motor vehicle accident claim or car accident claim in WA. Contact Foyle Legal accident claim lawyers for an obligation free claim review.
Who can claim personal injury compensation for car accidents?
The law is that you can make a personal injury claim for a car accident injury so long as your injuries are caused by the driver of a WA registered motor vehicle, typical parties involved in car accident compensation includes:
- Drivers (who are not at fault or were partially at fault);
- Riders of a motorcycle (who are not at fault or were partially at fault);
- Passengers (regardless of which driver is at fault);
- Pedestrians (where a driver is at fault); and
- Dependents of persons fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident (where the other driver is at fault).
You are entitled to personal injury claim for motor vehicle injury even if you can’t identify the name of the at fault driver or if the at fault driver is deceased. Please note that similar schemes exist in other states or territories of Australia so in most situations where a car is registered in another state of Australia you should still be able to claim compensation for motor vehicle injury.
What are the Common Car Accident Injuries?
Car accident injures are often classified by body parts. In 2017, 6% of crash injury claims were minor injury claims. Other car accident injuries claims ranked by number of claims are:
- Spine and neck injuries claims, such as back injury claims, shoulder injury claims, and whiplash claims
- Upper limbs injuries claims.
- Lower limbs injuries claims, such as knee injury claims, and more.
- Trunk injuries claims.
- Burns and others injury claims.
- Head & brain injuries claims.
- Face injuries claims.
- Abdomen and pelvis injuries claims.
- Mental Stress claims, including PTSD claims.
If you are injured as a result of a car crash, one of our specialist car accident lawyers at Foyle Legal can help you.
Car accident Injury claim procedure in WA
If you are injured as a result of car crash or other form of car accidents on the road, regardless the severity of injuries, the best starting point of your car accident injury claim is to report your car accident online. If you are not legally represented then you should contact the Insurance Commission of Western Australia who will ask you to fill in a Notice of Intention to Make Claim Form and Medical Authority. If you are legally represented then Foyle Legal can notify the Insurance Commission of Western Australia on your behalf for your traffic accident claim. In addition to lodging the incident report, keeping a good record of the accident and medical treatment are essential elements for car accident injury compensation claims.
For more information about car accident injury compensation, please check out Foyle Legal Car Accident Injury Compensation Blogs.
What can I claim if I made a car accident Injury claim?
The goal of awarding compensation for personal injuries is, as far as possible, to put the victim back in the position they were in before the motor accident.
You can claim expenses, losses and damages from the following categorises, if applicable to your situation:
- Past and future medical expenses;
- Past and future economic loss (e.g. loss of wages and superannuation) ;
- Compensation for pain and suffering;
- Loss of business profits;
- Voluntary services provided by your family and friends assisting you with domestic chores, self care and travel to medical appointments;
- Paid services (e.g. cost of someone to mow the lawn, costs of a paid carer); and
- Travel expenses.
In addition to a motor vehicle accident / car accident injury compensation claim, in most circumstances the CTP insurer will pay for rehabilitation and medical expenses initially incurred after a car accident.
Depending the severity of your injuries and percentage of total whole body impairment, you may also entitle to TPD Superannuation Benefits. TPD benefit is often part of the superannuation benefit, Foyle Legal can advise you on TPD claims.
How much car accident injury compensation can I claim?
The amount that you can claim for your personal injuries (motor vehicle accident injury compensation payouts) depends on the extent of the injuries you have suffered the amount of economic loss you have suffered (e.g. loss of wages or loss of business profits) and losses you will have in the future. Foyle Legal can advise you how much your personal injury claim is worth based on your personal circumstances.
How Long will the car accident injury claim process take?
The main thing that determines how long your motor vehicle injury claim process will take is your medical progress. Usually, car accident injury claims only settle once the injured person reaches a stable point where they are not likely to get significantly better or significantly worse. motor vehicle accident injury claims that are settled by way of negotiation often take between one and two years to settle, though this will depend on your individual circumstances. A specialist car accident injury lawyer can guide you through the process of motor vehicle accident personal injury claims which could reduce the waste of time.
Who do I claim against?
If I made a motor vehicle injury accident compensation claim in WA but my family member/friend is at fault, will they suffer a lost as a result of my personal injury compensation claim?
All registered vehicles in Western Australia are required to have a Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance. The CTP insurance covers compensation for personal injury claims if the insured vehicle is at fault. In most circumstances, if you made a personal injury claim for a car accident or other type of motor vehicle accidents on the road, your will be claiming against the CTP insurer instead of your family or friend. For this reason, car accident injury compensation claim is often referred to as CTP insurance claim.
Is my motor vehicle accident injury compensation payouts taxable in Australia?
When a motor vehicle accident injury claim settles in Western Australia, the settlement you received is not taxable. However, if you invest the personal injury compensation settlement in a saving account or any types of investment account, your investment gain may be taxed.
Other Common Types of Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Claims
Foyle Legal accident claim lawyers specialise in all types of injury compensation for motor vehicle accidents in Western Australia.
Pedestrian Accident Injury Compensation Claims
Pedestrians have no bodily protection compared to people who are driving a motor vehicle. Typically injuries suffered by a pedestrian are often much more severe compared to other road users. In addition, many pedestrian injury cases occur in remote regional areas of WA where motor vehicles travel at greater speed increasing the injuries that are likely from a car accident. It is not uncommon to involve a hit-and-run situation, which can make it difficult to establish liability. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, our expert personal injury lawyers can help you to act with confidence and to ensure that you get all the compensation you deserve!
The Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA) is the insurer for motor vehicle accident injury compensation in Western Australia. All injured people, including tourists and temporary workers who don’t ordinarily reside in WA, will usually qualify for motor vehicle accident injury compensation. The law for auto accident compensation is complex and varies throughout the states of Australia. If you have made a claim Foyle Legal can help you through the process at a No Win No Fee basis.
Motorcycle Accident Injury Claims
Looking for a Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Near Me? Motorcyclists are a vulnerable user group due to travelling at high speed with minimal protection from road injuries. The freedom and convenience associated with riding a motorbike also come with the cost of less protection for motorbike riders compare to car riders. Victims of motorbike crashes often suffer worse injuries compared to car crashes. If you were injured in a motorbike accident and made a motorcycle accident injury claim, having an experienced motor accident injury lawyer on your side may make a big difference to the payout amount regarding your injury compensation claim, and the personal injury claim process.
The key causes of motorbike accidents include but are not limited to the following:
- Difficulty seeing a motorcycle at night time or in heavy traffic
- Accidents arising from riding a motorcycle in the median strip when other traffic is stationary or moving at a different speed
- Oncoming traffic does not see the motorcycle when entering a road.
If your motorcycle crash accident occurred recently. Please ensure that you seek medical attention as soon as possible.
If you have made a personal injury claim for a motorcycle accident, it’s important to get the following information:
- Record of how the accident occurs – if you are able to, take pictures or videos
- Exchange information with the other parties
- Collection of information of any witness to the accident
- Gathering compiling evidence to prove negligence and fault
Foyle Legal offers a no-obligation claim review for motorcycle accident injury claims. If you were injured in an auto accident in Western Australia and have made a claim call Foyle Legal to get your claim assessed on obligation-free basis.
Bus Accidents Claims, and Other Public Transport Accident Claims for Compensation
Public transport like Transperth Buses, trains, ferries, and others are supposed to provide a satisfactory degree of duty of care for passengers who are relying on them for work, school, football games or just simply running an errand. Unfortunately, accidents do happen on public transport. When accidents occur, there are often physical and sometimes long lasting psychological impact to passengers, drivers or the other road users, stemming from the bus accident, train accident or other public transport accident.
Unlike other single auto accident injuries claims, public transport injury claims like bus or train accident claims can be complex as it may include multiple liable parties, especially in cases where no physical collision has occurred, or you suffer a serious injury as a result of the public transport accident. It is very important that injured people who have made a public transport injury claim seek expert legal advice from accident claims lawyers before settling their public transport injury compensation claim.
Common type of public transport accidents often involves people would injured in:
- Charter vehicles
- School buses
- Transperth buses and trains
There range of injuries that stem from the public transport accidents, ranging from whiplash, fractured bones, brain injuries, spinal injuries and psychological injuries which can result in long term disabilities.
Foyle Legal has helped hundreds of Western Australians to successfully recover millions in injury compensation awards. Our team of expert injury compensation lawyer work on motor vehicle accident claims which include bus injury claims and train injuries claims every day. We know how to get a better compensation payout amount for you. It is proven by the success of many of our clients. Call Foyle Legal for your obligation free claim review.
Truck Accident Injury Claims
Injuries resulting from a truck accident are often severe and life-altering. If you were seriously injured in a truck accident and made a personal injury claim for motor vehicle accident injuries, it is vitally important to ensure that you are getting the compensation you deserve to cover all the necessary expenses as much as possible. At Foyle legal, we specialise in getting better compensation payout amounts for truck, semi-truck, tractor, and 18-wheeler accident victims and their families.
Foyle Legal acts for qualified personal injury clients and our promise is that we don’t charge you legal fees until we conclude your claim or you receive a compensation payout. Once your claim is settled, we will try our best to recover most of the legal fees from the insurer to minimise your out-of-pocket expenses. Our peace of mind guarantee to all qualified injury compensation clients are:
- No Win No Fee
- No Hidden Costs
- No Contingency Fees
- No Percentage Fees
- No Success Fees
No Win No Fee Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Claim Lawyers
No Win No Fee Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
The usual procedure when you engage a motor vehicle accident lawyer is that the lawyer charges you on a regular basis for work done regardless of whether you win or lose. A No Win No Fee lawyer will only charge you a fee if you are successful in settling your personal injury claim for car accident or any other motor vehicle accident compensation or obtaining a successful judgement. Because No Win No Fee lawyers do not charge upfront legal costs, they are often referred to as No Win No Pay lawyers. The no win no fee arrangement does not mean you have nothing to lose. If you go to trial and lose then you will have to pay the other party’s legal costs and disbursements such as court costs and medical expert costs. As a result, it is vital that you choose a good lawyer that have good track record of success. Foyle Legal has worked on hundreds of personal injury cases and recovered millions in compensation payments for our clients.
More About Motor Vehicle Injury Claims / Car Accident Injury Claims in WA
Information Resources from ICWA
If your motor vehicle accident happened in Western Australia it is likely that the appropriate insurer is the Insurance Commission of Western Australia who provides a helpful Guide for People Injured in a Motor Vehicle Crash.
Foyle Legal Motor Accident Injury Compensation FAQ, Blogs and Videos
Foyle Legal accident claims lawyers have prepared a motor vehicle accident injury compensation FAQ page to address commonly asked questions. We also publish regular updates on Car Accident Personal Injury Blog and Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Claims Youtube Videos channels consists many frequently asked questions in the area of personal injury claim for motor vehicle accident compensation in Western Australia.
Foyle Legal Provides Legal Services to Perth and all of WA
What suburbs in Perth does Foyle Legal provide legal representation to?
Looking for best personal injury & workers compensation lawyers in Perth? Foyle Legal injury compensation lawyers provide legal advice to all suburbs in Perth metro areas and Perth’s surrounding areas.
North of the river – Northern Suburbs
Ballajura, Bassendean, Bayswater, Beechboro, Carine, Carramar, Clarkson, Connolly, Currambine, Dianella, Doubleview, Duncraig, Eden Hill, Edgewater, Embleton, Glendalough, Greenwood, Gwelup, Heathridge, Hillarys, Inglewood, Innaloo, Joondalup, Kallaroo, Karrinyup, Kingsley, Landsdale, Maida Vale, Malaga, Marangaroo, Mindarie, Mindarie Keys, Morley, Mullaloo, Munster, North Beach, Osborne Park, Padbury, Scarborough, Shenton Park, Sorrento, Trigg, Tuart Hill, Wanneroo, Warwick, Waterman, Wembley Downs, Woodlands, Woodvale, Yanchep.
Ascot, Belmont, Carlisle, Kewdale, Newburn, Redcliffe, Rivervale.
Perth Inner City
Burswood, Perth CBD, Northbridge, East Perth, Highgate, Leederville, Maylands, Mount Hawthorn, Mount Lawley, North Perth, South Perth, Subiaco, Victoria Park, West Leederville, West Perth, CBD, Kings Park, Northbridge, Perth.
East Fremantle, Fremantle, Hamilton Hill, North Fremantle, O’Connor, South Fremantle.
South of the River – Southern Suburbs
Alfred Cove, Applecross, Ardross, Attadale, Bateman, Beaconsfield, Beeliar, Bentley, Bibra Lake, Bicton, Booragoon, Bullcreek, Canning Bridge, Canning Vale, Cannington, Casuarina, Cockburn, Como, Coogee, East Victoria Park, Forrestdale, Gosnells, Jandakot, Karawara, Kelmscott, Kwinana, Melville, Mount Pleasant, Palmyra, Shelley, Spearwood, Success, Wattle Grove, Welshpool, Willetton, Wilson, Winthrop.
Churchlands, City Beach, Claremont, Cottesloe, Crawley, Daglish, Dalkeith, Floreat, Mosman Park, Mount Claremont, Nedlands, Swanbourne, Wembley.
Armadale, Bedfordale, Bickley, Byford, Carmel, Chidlow, Darling Downs, Darlington, Forrestfield, Gidgegannup, Glen Forrest, Gooseberry Hill, Greenmount, High Wycombe, Hovea, Jarrahdale, Kalamunda, Karragullen, Lesmurdie, Mount Helena, Mundaring, Mundijong, Orange Grove, Parkerville, Paulls Valley, Pickering Brook, Roleystone, Stoneville, Wungong
Baskerville, Belhus, Bellevue, Brigadoon, Bullsbrook, Caversham, Ellenbrook, Guildford, Hazelmere, Henley Brook, Herne Hill, Middle Swan, Midland, Midvale, Millendon, South Guildford, Swan Valley, The Vines, Upper Swan, Viveash, West Midland, West Swan, Whiteman
Does Foyle Legal provide Legal Representation to surrounding areas of Perth?
Yes, Foyle Legal extends legal presentation to surrounding areas of Perth. This includes but limited to Avon Valley, North Coast & Valleys, Peel areas, Perth Hills, Rottnest Island, and Swan Valley.
Avon Valley, New Norcia, Northam, Other Avon Valley Areas, Toodyay, York, Clackline, Wooroloo
North Coast & Valleys
Bindoon, Chittering, Gingin, Guilderton, Lancelin, Ledge Point, Lower Chittering, Moore River, Neeragabby, Upper Chittering, Wanerie, Woodridge
Mandurah, Peel Coast, Peel Inland, Baldivis, Barragup, Boddington, Dawesville, Dwellingup, Falcon, Greenfields, Halls Head, Karnup, Mandurah, Mandurah East, Meadow Springs, Pinjarr, Port Kennedy, Quindanning, Ravenswood, Rockingham, Rockingham Beach, Safety Bay, Secret Harbour, Serpentine, Shoalwater, South Yunderup, Wannanup, Waroona, West Pinjarra
Does Foyle Legal provide legal service to clients in Regional WA?
Yes, Foyle Legal service all of WA, including remote or regional areas of Western Australia. Check out our the services we offer in your area.
- Kalgoorlie – Boulder
- Port Hedland