I’ve been hit by a car. What should I do?
Compensation is available to pedestrians who’ve been hit by cars. Every road vehicle is required to have CTP insurance, and the CTP policy covers injuries to pedestrians caused by the driver of the vehicle. If you’ve had time off work because of your injuries, it’s important to lodge your claim as quickly as you can to be able to claim backdated lost income. It’s best to speak to a specialist pedestrian injury compensation lawyer as soon as possible and get advice.
What if it was partly my fault?
If the accident was partly your fault, this is referred to as “contributory negligence”. For example, if you were crossing the road in an unsafe place, or not using a designated road crossing, but the car that hit you was travelling too quickly. A situation like this might impact the amount of compensation you receive, however it doesn’t mean you can’t make a claim. A specialist pedestrian injury compensation lawyer will be able to explain what you’re entitled to claim. It costs nothing to call Law Partners for advice, and we’ll put you straight through to one of our specialist solicitors.
What's the claim process?
We make the claim process easy for you.
We get to know you
We'll get to know you personally, listen to your side of the story and give you free advice on your options.
We ask more questions
We'll look beyond the obvious and see if your injuries have led to other complications, to claim everything you're entitled to.
We build the evidence
Led by your lawyer, your dedicated team including hand-picked medical specialists will build strong evidence to maximise your claim.
We pursue your claim
We win over 99% of our cases and we'll fight until you receive the compensation you're entitled to and deserve.
You receive your compensation
Your compensation will be paid into your bank account.
What will it cost me?
There are no upfront costs. We’ll provide free claim advice, we’ll cover all the costs to prepare and run your case and we only get paid when you receive your compensation. Also, just like a mobile phone bill, we put a cap on our fees so there are no nasty surprises at the end of your claim. You should feel comfortable that you can speak to your lawyer any time, without worrying about the cost getting out of control. There are also many situations where you can get your solicitor’s fees paid by the insurer, so there’s never any cost to you.
Where can I find a pedestrian accident injury expert in my area?
Law Partners is Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm, and we have 25 local offices.
We have solicitors and legal teams who specialise in pedestrian accident injury claims.
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If you don't live close to one of our offices we can provide free advice over the phone, and we can represent you without you having to leave your home. Call 13 15 15 speak to a specialist.
Commonly asked questions.
Are injured pedestrians eligible for lump sum payments?
If your injury means you’re going to be off work in the future, or you can only return to work part time, you may be able to claim a lump sum for future lost earnings, right up until retirement age. To qualify for this lump sum, your injuries need to be assessed as being non-minor. Both physical and psychological injuries are taken into account in this assessment. Also, if your injuries are assessed as being more that 10% WPI (whole person impairment), you may be eligible for an additional lump sum for pain and suffering. For more information on claiming lump sums you can call our free advice line, or read this article.
The insurer has cut off my payments. What can I do?
Under the CTP scheme many people are being under-paid or having their benefits cut off before they’ve fully recovered. The biggest mistake you can make is simply accepting the insurer’s decision – the truth is you may well be entitled to compensation you’re not being told about. If you’ve been cut off before you’ve fully recovered, you can call our free advice line or read this article.