Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers Newcastle

Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

Expert Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in Newcastle, Central Coast and Hunter Region

BurkeMead Lawyers is an experienced team of personal injury lawyers in Newcastle, assisting clients in a range of legal matters, such as motor vehicle accidents and other personal injury claims. 

Our legal services are delivered by a team of expert car accident lawyers, whose experience with court proceedings and knowledge of motor accident claims will assist in guiding you to the most beneficial, timely, resolution. 

Whether you are dealing with a straight-forward compensation claim or need support with more complex compensation law, our team can offer guidance and expert advice every step of the way. 

For practical legal advice, contact BurkeMead Lawyers about a motor vehicle accident compensation consultation today.

The Benefits of Working with Motor Vechicle Accident Lawyers

Legal representation in personal injury law matters is extremely beneficial, as personal injury compensation lawyers specialise in mediation and negotiation to personal injury disputes. BurkeMead Lawyers are some of the top personal injury lawyers in Newcastle, the Hunter region, and Central Coast, including Emma Mead – the Director of BurkeMead Lawyers and an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law and Nationally Accredited Mediator.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of whether you were a driver, passenger, bike rider or pedestrian – you need to speak with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible!

Following a car accident, it is likely you will need time off work, have medical bills to pay, potentially physical rehabilitation to go through, or even psychological impacts to deal with you. You can benefit from speaking with a personal injury law expert about the motor vehicle accident and your needs following the incident.

NSW Road Accident Compensation laws are complicated, which is where experienced compensation lawyers can help. There are a lot of forms you need to complete, a process that everyone needs to follow, and strict time frames to manage in order to make your claim.

Our team of legal professionals are experts in road accident claims and Director Emma Mead is a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law.

Call us on 4902 3800 and talk to a solicitor about your accident. You can send us an email at [email protected] if you have a question outside office hours.

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Car Accidents Claim Compensation FAQs

What should I do if I have been injured in a car accident?

If you have suffered injuries during a motor accident, you should contact BurkeMead Lawyers for advice on whether or not you are entitled to compensation and the process for being compensated properly.

To prepare for the consultation about your personal injury, you will need to write down as much information about your motor accident injuries, how they happened, etc. as you can. Where and when you were injured, how it happened and the physical or psychological injuries suffered mean a lot to the BurkeMead team, as this information lets us explain the law, as it applies to you.

What are the most common injuries in motor vehicle accidents?

Motor vehicle accident injuries can range from mild to serious, and it can take some time to understand the full extent of your injuries. The most common types of motor accident injury include:

  • whiplash,
  • broken bones
  • spinal injuries,
  • back injuries,
  • neck injuries,
  • head injuries,
  • brain injuries

Unfortunately, being involved in a car accident can also result in debilitating psychological injury.

Do I need a motor vehicle accident lawyer?

While it is not required, a motor vehicle accident lawyer can help move the process along more quickly and produce better compensation results for the client. Since there are strict time limits set by NSW law around making a compensation claim, it is best to engage legal service and professional assistance if you or someone you love has suffered a motor accident injury as soon as possible.

 A legal professional can make sense of the incident from a legal standpoint and help you navigate the claims process.

Can I claim if my child was in a car accident?

If your child is still a minor (under 18) and has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you as their parent or legal guardian have the right to claim for compensation on their behalf.

For more information on making a claim on behalf of a child, please contact BurkeMead Lawyers.

How long does a motor vehicle accident claim take?

While there are strict timelines around when you need to make a claim, processing a claim can take time – how much time is dependent on a variety of factors, but primarily on your injuries, how complex the injuries are and what kind of treatment they require now and ongoing.

How much Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation can be claimed?

In regards to the amount you could potentially receive from a claim, this is dependent on a variety of factors, including your injuries, age, loss of earnings, care both now and in the future, out-of-pocket expenses and possible future expenses such as surgery. 

Generally, the more serious your injury and the greater the impact on your life, the more you’ll receive in compensation. To understand this more fully, seeking out expert medical advice will help to assess what your injuries mean for your future work and life.

As your personal injury lawyers, we need as much information as possible to put evidence for your case together to support your claim. At this point, we should be able to provide realistic expectations for your claim and advice on how to proceed.

To ensure you get the best outcome from your claim, it’s important that you seek legal advice PRIOR to accepting any lump-sum payment from an insurer.

Who pays the Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation?

In NSW, and most other states/territories in Australia, it will be the insurance company of the driver who caused the accident who pays in most cases.

Are there time limits to make a Motor Vehicle Accidents Compensation claim in NSW?

In short, yes, and the timeframes before lodging a motor vehicle accident claim can be quite strict.

Our expert motor vehicle accident lawyers can provide further information regarding eligibility, entitlements, ensure deadlines are met and that you get the compensation you need.

How much do Car Accident Lawyers Cost?

The overall legal costs for services (paid after the case from the compensation awarded) will depend on the amount of work required to resolve your claim.

We’ll explain more about how this funding works during your initial obligation-free consultation.

What People Are Saying

“I just wanted send an email now everything is finished and thank your firm for representing me. I wanted to say every single person I dealt with at Burke and Mead were so compassionate and kind.”

M.W. - Newcastle

“I highly recommend the team of lawyers at Burke & Mead. They are an extremely professional, and at the same time, very personable legal firm. Despite living in Sydney, I developed a good relationship…”

J.J.C. - Clovelly

“On behalf of our family, I would like to thank all at Burke & Meade for their professionalism and empathy that was on display at all times during the course of the last 2.5 years.”

A.B. - Hamilton

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