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Claiming After Suffering a No-Fault Accident in Port Stephens. We have expert lawyers that can help you make a successful claim for your no-fault accident.
Claims in Port Stephens
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 do cases take?
In most cases, claims take more than 12 months to finalise. Minor injuries can sometimes be finalised in 12 months. As a rule of thumb, 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 what you could be owed.
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 payout 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 lawyer using our online estimator.
How to find the best lawyer to act for you
Although all solicitors must be fully qualified to practice, the level of skill and experience varies drastically. Lawyers specialise in many different areas of law. For example, some specialise in conveyancing, while others might specialise in family law. Choosing someone who specialises in claims like yours will ensure you get the maximum possible payout. We work with some of the most experienced lawyers Port Stephens has to offer and specialise in all areas of compensation. To find out whether or not you’re eligible with us, call our Port Stephens lawyers on 1800 106 107. All calls are free, and you won’t be pressured into starting your case with us.
Do Port Stephens claimants have to use a local law firm?
You don’t need to choose a lawyer in Port Stephens 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 lawyers and medical centres in Port Stephens.
What type of cases do we handle?
We have invested heavily in our nationwide operations and can handle any types of compensation claims in Port Stephens with ease. No matter what type of case you need help with, our specialists will ensure you get every penny you deserve.
Our legal team in Port Stephens can help you recover monetary damages for a range of things including:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Cases of medical Negligence
- Workplace deafness
- Back injuries
- Serious injury and TPD
- Bad dental work
- Workers compensation
- Asbestosis claims
- Public liability
- And many more
Accidents are more likely to occur on busier roads like the Pacific Highway.
No rick claims in Port Stephens
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.
What to do next
You can use our website to find out more information specific to your accident and injuries.
There are two ways in which you can get the ball rolling with your compensation either call our Port Stephens branch on 1800 106 107 or start online.
Remember all calls are confidential and we will never pressure you into starting proceedings.
Call 1800 106 107
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Closed Public Holidays
We have locations throughout Australia including Port Stephens.
- Banora Point
- Batemans Bay
- Baulkham Hills
- Blue Mountains
- Broken Hill
- Castle Hill
- Central Coast
- Coffs Harbour
- Forster – Tuncurry
- Kurri Kurri – Weston
- Port Macquarie
- Quakers Hill
- Saint Albans
- Wagga Wagga