Many relatives who have lost loved ones don’t know that they can receive accident injury compensation from the compulsory third party insurer of the party at fault. Because of the wording, many who aren’t in the legal profession don’t understand that death is the most severe personal injury of all and that survivors are allowed to file entitlement claims for lost income and any benefits that would have continued for the family had the victim lived.
However, it is important to note that time is of the essence. All claims are subject to strict time limits.
Why You Need a Lawyer
The compensation system is fault-based, meaning that you will be compensated for injuries that are the fault of the other driver but not those that were the fault of your lost relative. The Insurance Commission determines who was at fault, what percentage and how much they will pay. You need someone to protect your interests and be an advocate for you.
Also, the laws are complicated. You may not ask for as much as you are entitled to. For example, you can file claims for pain and suffering, medical expenses, past loss of income, future loss of income and even past and future help around the home.
A lawyer will be very helpful in determining what amount of income you are losing. Most people don’t fully understand how much income they have lost until an expert looks at their finances and projects future losses.
Call Bradford Legal
If you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident in Perth, call us today. We can help you determine if you have a case and if you have called quickly enough to get in under the time limit. We will help you get the accident injury compensation you deserve: 1300 738 303.