Getting your life on track after a motor vehicle accident is often daunting and upsetting, especially if you were not the driver at fault. Here are some helpful tips from the motor vehicle accident experts at Stacks Goudkamp:
- Always report your accident to the police – Drivers often think that if both parties to an accident agree to not report it to the Police, then they don’t have to. This is wrong. You must report the incident to the police within 28 days in New South Wales. Failure to do so may defeat your motor accident personal injury claim.
- Don’t Google your symptoms – If you aren’t a qualified medical practitioner, don’t try and self-diagnose via the Internet or at your own discretion. Injuries can often arise many months after an accident, and you could be worse off in the future. Go and see a GP or appropriate medical practitioner to make sure you are okay.
- Don’t try and do all the paperwork alone – If you are injured after an accident, you will need to lodge an Accident Notification Form and Personal Injury Claim Form as soon as possible. If you are having difficulty understanding the form, or don’t know how to answer particular questions, you are better off seeking help from professionals who have years of experience.
- Asking for help – It is an unfortunate fact that many drivers who are involved in a motor vehicle accident will suffer from physical and/or psychological injuries. It is a difficult experience, which can significantly minimise your ability to live a normal and happy life. Speaking to a personal injury lawyer about your rights can help with putting your mind at ease, and help you get you the compensation you deserve to get your life back in track.
If you or someone you care about has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, are unsure of your rights or feel daunted by the possibility about making a claim, do not hesitate to contact us on 1800 46 2359 to speak to one of our compensation lawyers, or make an online enquiry for a free no obligation assessment of your claim.
Written by Vladana Vracar.
Vladana Vracar is a Solicitor in Julie Mahony’s Practice Group. Vladana works with Julie on a variety of compensation claims including trips slips and falls, accidents on the road and medical negligence claims.