I've been in a truck accident. What should I do?
If you’ve been in recent truck accident, it’s important to get your compensation claim lodged as quickly as possible. Legislation that applies to truck crashes after December 1, 2017 puts restrictions on claiming lost wages if claims are not submitted on time. These restrictions don’t apply to accidents before that date, however some other time restrictions do apply. Whenever your accident happened, our specialist truck accident compensation solicitors can help you claim all your compensation entitlements, including lost income, a range of other benefits and lump sum payments in some circumstances.
I was working when the truck accident happened - how does that affect my claim?
If you were working at the time of the crash, you may be able to make multiple compensation claims. For example, you may be eligible for workers compensation as well as compensation under the CTP insurance scheme. Also, if your injury prevents you from returning to work as a truck driver, you may be eligible for a lump sum TPD claim. A specialist injury compensation lawyer will be able to explain over the phone what you’re entitled to claim, so it’s important that you get legal advice as soon as possible.
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.
Where can I find a truck 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 truck 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.
What evidence should I collect?
Keep a record of the number plates of any other vehicles that were involved, and make sure the accident has been reported to the police. Dash cam footage, photos and details of witnesses can help support your claim too. Keep records of all your medical treatments and expenses including receipts, referrals and scans. We can organise all the other medical evidence you’ll need to lodge a compensation claim and get all your entitlements.
How do we settle with the insurer?
We can discuss settlement of your claim with the insurer at any stage with your instructions, but we generally hold a settlement conference after we’ve obtained a medical report on your behalf. Most cases resolve at this stage.