Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in Adelaide
We have over 30 years’ experience in representing people in car crash injury claims.
Changes to the Compulsory Third Party Scheme introduced in 2013 have made this a very complex area of law.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, even if you think that the accident was your fault, you should seek legal advice as soon as you are able to.
The CTP Insurer (either Allianz, AAMI, QBE or SGIC) may tell you that you do not need to see a car crash lawyer. That is not true. You should, at the very least, make a free, no obligation telephone call to discuss your claim before dealing with the insurer.
You should also seek advice if you receive a letter of offer from the CTP Insurer. Our long track record tells us that we are able to achieve much better outcomes for clients than what the Insurer offers them, even after the payment of legal costs.
We will keep you fully informed as to the cost of your case from the beginning. It is our job to ensure that you are better off for instructing us. That is why we have been in business for over 30 years.
We will advise you on all aspects of your claim, including damages for pain and suffering (assessed on the Injury Scale Value), lost earnings (including Superannuation), medical expenses, care requirements and therapeutic aides and appliances.
Our special area of expertise is in Serious Injury Claims. We work with doctors and care providers to ensure that our clients’ long term care and treatment requirements are met.
No Win, No Fee – the facts
You have no doubt heard of lawyers who offer “No Win, No Fee*”. The “*” means that the lawyer will charge an uplift on their fee (up to 25%) if the case is “won”. A win means a win at court or an out of court settlement. An experienced personal injury lawyer should know at the first appointment if a case will at least settle. This means that there is little risk in offering “No Win, No Fee” and the client faces paying an uplift on the lawyer’s fees.
We make a point of not offering “No Win, No Fee”. Our approach is to assess a case at a free, no obligation half hour interview. If we believe that the case has merit, than we act on the basis that we will not expect payment of our fees until the end of the case. We then charge our normal fee – with no uplift.