Personal injury can result in pain and suffering, loss of income and various costs. If injury was caused by the negligence of another person or organisation you may have a right to claim compensation for your loss. Most claims can be successfully resolved through negotiation. Deadlines apply to claims so act promptly.
At Belperio Clark we have practitioners with in excess of twenty year experience in personal injury cases. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, a dog bite, a fall or if you have been injured in any way as a result of someone else’s negligence or actions you may be able to make a claim. Where an injury is fatal, relatives or dependants of the deceased can often make claims.
Personal injury claims must be made within three years of the accident except in limited circumstances.
We are able to assist with all aspects of the claim. Most matters settle without proceeding to Court. It is always our approach to attempt to negotiate a settlement without putting out clients through the stress and expense of a Court action. Sadly in a minority of cases, there is no option but to proceed to Court and we are experienced and able to assist you in all aspects of any Court case.
For the vast majority of matters where Court is not necessary, we able to assist in the preparation of your case to ensure that you maximise your compensation. We will ensure that all of the appropriate evidence is gathered to make sure that your case is properly presented. We can also assist with formulation and negotiation of your claim.
We strongly recommend that you consult one of our solicitors if you have been injured in anyway. It is our experience that often when clients come to us who have attempted to negotiate their own claims, the offers that they receive are significantly less than they are entitled to in the vast majority of cases.
If you are concerned about the cost, rest assured that we are usually prepared to wait for the payment of our fees until the matter has settled. Upon the successful completion of a claim, a significant portion of the legal fees are paid by the unsuccessful party (usually the insurer on the other side) and therefore only a small proportion of your legal fees are payable out of your damages. We are happy to discuss your prospects of success and your case generally with you at your first interview and we can clarify any concerns you have in relation to the issue of costs.
Accident Compensation and Public Liability Claims
We can help you to make a claim particularly if the injury is serious and may result in permanent disability. Public Liability claims refer to virtually all claims for injury or damage that occur in Australia, outside of motor vehicle accidents and accidents at work. Common types of public liability claims involve slips and trips such as in a public street or public place. Accidents in playgrounds, in boats or aircraft, or attacks by other persons or animals. In order to succeed in most types of public liability claim you have to show that the injury was caused by the negligence of another party. Injury caused by dog attack is common and negligence does not need to be proved.