A motor vehicle accident can completely change a person’s life. In March of 2017, a total of 91 people lost their lives on the road in Australia. The previous 12 month period saw 1,240 deaths.
There’s no denying the dangers of driving, but it’s a common part of modern life. When accidents happen, you need to know how to find compensation to recover.
Motor Vehicle Injury Claim Eligibility
If you suffered an injury as a result of a motor vehicle crash or a close relative who you were financially dependent on was fatally injured, you may be eligible for compensation. There are certain situations that may cause you to not be eligible, such as if you are at fault for the accident. However, in Queensland the National Injury Insurance Scheme now covers all road users, even if you were at fault.
There are strict eligibility requirements for the National Injury Insurance Scheme, which we cannot detail here, but a further post will provide more information. If the at-fault person was a pedestrian or otherwise not the owner or driver of a vehicle you may still be able to file a claim if the at-fault vehicle is unlicensed or unidentified. Reasonable steps must be taken to identify the driver and vehicle to be considered for compensation.
In situations where the at-fault person’s vehicle is registered in another state, you will have to contact their Compulsory Third Party insurer to file your claim.
File Your Vehicle Accident Claim Today
Your vehicle accident claim must be filed quickly to increase your chances of receiving compensation. If you have questions about your eligibility or fault in a vehicle accident, contact Carew Lawyers. We are available to discuss your claim and provide legal advice that can help you get back on the road again.