As experienced car accident claim lawyers in Perth, our team has resolved many matters regarding collisions and accidents over the year. We thought we’d discuss some of the most common types of accidents and how you can successfully resolve your claim.
Read on to learn more about the most common motor vehicle accidents and car accident claims.
Top two most common collisions
By far, the two most common motor vehicle accident claims are regarding rear-end or angle collisions.
Rear-end collision: as the name suggests, a rear-end collision is when the front of one car crashes into the rear of the vehicle in front. Many people assume that the driver of the car in the back automatically holds the blame for rear-end accidents. However, there is some nuance around the fault. If, for example, the front driver intentionally slams on their brakes or cuts off the other driver immediately before braking, a court may find them partly or wholly at fault.
Angle collision: an angle collision occurs when a vehicle crashes into another car at an angle between 90 degrees and 180 degrees. Angle collisions often occur at intersections, highways and freeways, and residential neighborhoods. An angle accident can result from someone running a red light, not stopping at a stop sign, disregarding a give-way sign, or changing lanes without looking. In some angle collisions, both parties share the fault, and when this happens in some states, each driver may pursue compensation from the other.
While angle and rear-end collisions represent the most common types of accidents, there is an extensive list of car accident types that cause injury. From cars pulling out in front of your vehicle, pedestrians or cyclists moving into the path of your car, to branches falling in wild weather, there are many ways you can be injured while driving a vehicle.
Off-road collisions with trees or shrubbery
As we often see on the roads in Western Australia’s South West, not all serious car accidents involve multiple drivers. One-car collisions with fixed objects, such as trees and shrubbery, account for many fatal accidents yearly. Collisions with stationary objects may occur due to driver fatigue or when a driver forces another driver off the road to avoid a collision themselves, potentially because a kangaroo jumped into their path.
No matter how your accident occurred, a good motor vehicle accident lawyer can step you through the car accident claim process and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
What to do if you are in a car accident
If you are involved in an accident, the first action you need to take is to seek medical advice. Visit a doctor even if you don’t feel like you’ve hurt yourself. You might have suffered internal injuries that are not yet manifesting or injured your neck but won’t realise until the next day or a few days later. The sooner you identify and treat these injuries, the better your chance of a fast recovery.
The sooner you see a doctor, the better it is for you, especially if you then go on to lodge a compensation or insurance claim.
If you want to lodge a claim, you’ll need to contact a respected and experienced motor vehicle accident claim lawyer. Do this no matter how your accident occurred or who you believe was at fault. Car accident laws vary from state to state, and you might be eligible for financial settlement.
Soul Legal will help you with your car accident claim
With Soul Legal working on your matter, you can relax and focus on recovering from your injuries. Some of the tasks we will handle on your behalf include the following:
- Gather evidence, such as pictures and videos of your injuries, the vehicles involved, and the accident scene.
- Collecting your medical records and bills to establish the link between your injuries and the crash.
- Handling paperwork and filing your claim on time
- Speaking with the insurance company and negotiating with the insurance adjuster for a fair settlement
- Making court appearances on your behalf if needed
What your car accident claim may cover
Some of the most common economic and non-economic damages in car accident cases may include and are not limited to:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Physical/emotional therapy
Your lawyer will determine what appropriate financial damages you might be owed and help you fight to receive them.
Lodging a Personal Injury claim
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and made a claim, you may want some advice regarding your personal injury claim. Common personal injury claims include:
- Brain damage
- Psychological trauma
- Spinal damage
- CTP claims
Motor vehicle accidents
Soul Legal offers a free consultation to examine the details of your matter. We are experienced car accident lawyers who can help you with your motor vehicle accident claim. We’ll take the stress, worry, and confusion out of managing your motor vehicle accident personal injury claims or car accident compensation claims in Perth.
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With Soul Legal, no legal fees are payable until the conclusion of your case. We help victims of injury who have claimed on a No Win – No Fee basis.
Contact one of our Perth motor injury lawyers at Soul Legal today for your FREE no-obligation claims assessment.
Director / Partner Soul Legal