Truck Accident Lawyer

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What is a truck accident claim?

Truck accident claims are compensation claims on behalf of persons who have been injured in a collision with a truck – either as the driver/rider of another vehicle or motorcycle, or as a cyclist, or as a pedestrian.

Truck accident claims are complex and can be challenging to navigate, especially when dealing with the physical and emotional aftermath of an accident. So, individuals should seek advice and assistance from truck accident lawyers. We specialise in personal injury law and can help you manage your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Truck accidents can have a huge impact on your life. vbr Lawyers is here to make the compensation side of things easier. We've got your back.

What kinds of injuries are most common in truck accident compensation claims?

What is Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance?

If a the driver of the truck is at fault in the accident, the truck’s CTP insurance would cover the compensation for the injured party’s medical expenses and other related costs.

What compensation can you claim following a truck accident?

You can claim for a range of losses related to a truck accident. These include:

  • Medical and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain & suffering
  • Care and assistance
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Property damage
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Psychological injuries

How much compensation is typically paid for these types of accidents?

The compensation you might receive will be specific to your unique circumstances.

For example, let’s look at claims for loss of income. Imagine two individuals file for compensation covering the same timeframe for loss of income, yet one earns an annual salary of $50,000 and the other $150,000. The compensation awarded would significantly differ.

You can see how identical injuries can impact two people in vastly different ways.

So, elements such as your age, profession, earnings, and any pre-existing health conditions are pivotal in determining the compensation amount.

Truck accident claims are time-sensitive. Here’s what you need to know.

There are strict time limits on how long after a truck accident you can claim compensation. There is a three-year time limit to make your claim. It’s worth noting that you will need to notify the at-fault party of your intent to claim within nine months of the accident or within one month of seeking legal advice.

The truck accident claim process

The process for a truck accident compensation claim will depend on your specific circumstances. Our truck accident lawyers make it easy.

Talk with a lawyer

Get started by chatting with our truck accident lawyers. These initial chats usually take around 30 minutes, but we’ll give you all the time you need. We’ll find out exactly what happened and the steps you’ve taken so far.

Get a letter of advice

Within a few days of this chat, you’ll receive a letter of advice from your lawyer. We’ll create a list of recommendations for your truck accident claim. We aim to make these letters really easy to understand. If you haven’t done so already, we’ll first recommend getting medical advice.

Start the process

Once you’re happy to proceed, we’ll start the claim process. This process will vary for everyone, but if relevant, we always start by notifying the at-fault party and any other relevant parties, like CTP insurers or WorkCover.

What evidence should you collect following your truck accident?

Immediately starting to gather evidence after a truck accident can significantly strengthen your claim. It’s important to document every step you take post-accident, as well as all important details of the incident itself.

Accident details

Create a comprehensive record of the accident details as soon as possible. This should include photographs of the damage and all vehicles involved. Note the time, location, and any other critical details, such as weather conditions and information about the other parties involved in the accident.

Vehicle information

Take note of the make, model, and registration number of any other vehicles involved. If possible, also obtain the other drivers’ driving licence details and insurance information.

Police report

Obtaining a copy of the police report can be highly valuable, especially if police attended the scene. If you’re unable to get this document, your lawyer might be able to help you.

Medical records and receipts

Keep a detailed record of all medical-related documents and receipts following your accident. This includes visits to your GP, hospital admissions, any form of rehabilitation or therapy, X-rays, scans, and consultations with specialists. Photographs of your injuries could also be beneficial.

Insurance correspondence

Maintain a log of all communications with your insurance provider and any other insurance companies involved in the claims process.

Damage documentation

Photograph any damage to your vehicle or any personal property from different angles. Keep a record of any estimates or receipts for mechanical repairs or panel work.

Lost income evidence

Document any loss of income, including missed work opportunities, time taken off for recovery, or medical appointments. You may need to collect recent payslips and those from up to six months prior to the accident for comparison.

Relevant expenses

Beyond medical bills, gather evidence of all other expenses related to your accident claim. This may include costs for towing services, vehicle rental, transportation, or any other expenses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do immediately following a truck accident?

First, ensure your safety and that of any other parties involved. Contact the police to report the accident and seek medical attention if needed. If possible, document the scene with photographs and gather contact details from any witnesses. We recommend not discussing fault at the scene. Contact a truck accident lawyer as soon as you can to protect your rights and start the compensation process.

How can a truck accident lawyer help me?

A truck accident lawyer can provide invaluable support by evaluating your case, collecting evidence, and liaising with insurance companies on your behalf. We have a thorough understanding of the complexities involved in truck accident compensation claims, and we work to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages. We can also represent you in court if necessary.

What compensation might I be entitled to after a truck accident?

Compensation depends on the specific circumstances of the accident and the severity of your injuries. Generally, you may be eligible to claim for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost income, future earnings loss, pain and suffering, and property damage. A truck accident lawyer can review your case to give you a rough estimate of potential compensation.

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