Claiming compensation after a no-fault accident in Geelong. If you’ve had an accident that wasn’t your fault, our expert lawyers are here to help.
Claiming in Geelong
Claims, in general, must be made in within three years of having your accident.
This timeframe isn’t set in stone as there are some exceptions. The best way to be sure whether or not you are entitled to compensation for your injury is to speak with one of our specialists.
To make a successful claim your lawyer will need to prove that the other party is the one responsible for your injuries
How long does a personal injury claim take?
In most cases, personal injury claims take more than 12 months to finalise. Minor injuries can sometimes be finalised in 12 months. As a general rule, the more serious your injury is, the longer the claim will take. For some serious injuries, it’s not unusual that they take three years plus to settle.
How much can I get?
There is no one size fits all solution we can use when it comes to calculating your payout.
The amount owed to plaintiffs depends on the severity of their injuries and the State in which they suffered them.
Some of the main things a solicitor will consider when negotiating your compensation will include.
- Any time off work and lost earnings
- Any future lost earnings
- Any changes in your ability to work
- Care or support, even if given to you for free by family or friends
- Any adaptations you might need to your home or vehicle
- Travel and accommodation expenses
At this stage it is impossible to give you an accurate estimation of what you could receive however, you can make your own assessment online, without having to speak to a member of our team using our online tool.
How to find the best lawyer to act for you
Although all lawyers must be qualified to practice, the level of skill and experience ranges quite a lot. Lawyers specialise in many different areas of the legal sector. For example, some specialise in business, while others might specialise in immigration. Choosing someone who practises in claims like yours will ensure you get a positive result. We work with some of the most accomplished lawyers Geelong has available and specialise in all types of accident and injuries. To find out if can make a claim with us call us on 1800 106 107. All calls are free, and you won’t be pressured into starting anything you’re not ready to.
Do Geelong claimants have to use a local law firm?
You don’t need to choose a lawyer in Geelong to handle your claim. With many lawyers now operating nationwide, it is no longer necessary go with a local law firm. However, if you do choose the services of a national firm, it’s important to find out if they are partnered with local medical centres. This is because you will be required to attend a medical to have your injuries assessed. Millner and Knight are a national claims management company with personal injury lawyers and medical centres in Geelong.
What type of cases are eligible?
We have invested heavily in our Victoria operations and can handle any types of accident compensation claims in Geelong with ease. Our team is made up of some of the best injury lawyers in the country. No matter which kind of claim you need to make, our specialists will ensure you receive the maximum compensation.
Our injury lawyers in Geelong can help you recover compensation for a range of injuries.
Our legal team in Berwick can help you recover monetary damages for a range of things including:
- RTA’s in VIC
- Cases of medical Negligence
- Workplace deafness
- Back injuries
- Serious injury and TPD
- Bad dental work
- Workers compensation
- Asbestosis claims
- Public liability
- And many more
Busier roads like Ryrie Street tend to be a hotspot for incidents. If you’ve been affected, get in touch with a specialist today.
We can also provide you with a no fault no charge hire car if your vehicle was damaged in a crash.
No risk lawyers in Geelong
When you make a claim with us, if for some reason your case is not successful you will not be required to pay any legal costs. If your case is successful, the legal fees that you will have already agreed upon with your lawyer will be deducted from your compensation. It’s worth noting that the losing side will normally pay a large part of your legal costs.
Find out if your eligible to make a zero risk compensation claim.
What to do next
You can use our website to find out more information specific to your accident and injuries.
Remember all calls are confidential and we will never pressure you into starting a claim with us.
Call 1800 106 107
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Closed Public Holidays
We have locations throughout Australia including Geelong.
- Dandenong North
- Doncaster East
- Endeavour Hills
- Ferntree Gully
- Frankston East
- Glen Iris
- Hampton Park
- Hoppers Crossing
- Mill Park
- Mount Waverley
- Narre Warren South
- Narre Warren
- Noble Park
- Pakenham South
- Point Cook