Car Crash & Car Accidents

Tragically, car accidents are an all too common occurrence in today’s daily life. If you have been injured as a result of a car crash you may be eligible to claim compensation. At Zest we have expert lawyers who can help make your claims process as seamless as possible and guarantee you the best outcome for your compensation claim.

If as a result of a car accident you have sustained injuries of any nature it is important to understand what you are eligible to claim compensation. Whether you are the driver of the vehicle, a passenger or a pedestrian you can claim for motor accident compensation. You may claim for many types of injuries including but not limited to:

  • Fractured bones

  • Whiplash

  • Chest injuries

  • Fractured bones

  • Internal bleeding

  • Ruptured organs

  • Nervous Shock

When making motor accident compensation claims the lawyers at Zest consider the magnitude of the injuries you have sustained, the amount you have expended on medical aid and the loss of past and future wages.

Once you have begun the claims process it is important you know what range of damages you can receive as compensation for your injuries. In most cases a monetary value is placed on the way in which your life has been altered as a result of the car accident. This monetary value is the amount you should expect as compensation.

At what point after an accident should I seek a lawyer?

At Zest we recommend you contact us immediately following a car accident.

Who pays me the compensation for the car accident?

When you win your claim, the compensation will be paid to you by the party at fault’s. Insurer. In Queensland we have compulsory third party insurance to insure drivers who are liable for personal injury to another person arising from the use of a car.

What is the process involved with car accident claims?

The first major step following a car accident is lodging your claim with the insurer and then preparing the claim so that we can be ready to meet and negotiate directly with the insurer at a face to face conference. In some cases the process can end there, however often a claim may be refuted by the insurer. Under these circumstances you will then need to file a court claim with the intention of obtaining a trial date as soon as possible. For car accident claims we find that they are frequently settled before a trial is necessary.

How long does making a claim of this nature take?

A personal injury claim for a car accident takes roughly 18-24 months after the accident. This time is used in waiting for your injuries to stabilise, obtaining expert medical assessments, preparing your claim and negotiating with the insurer. Claims of this nature have a time limit and it is imperative to file your claim in the appropriate Court within 3 years from the date of the accident.