If you have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorbike accident, or any other motor vehicle related accident, whether you were the driver or passenger – you may have a claim for car accident compensation.

Shine Lawyers have an expert team of car accident lawyers that can assist you if you have been injured as a result of a car accident. Our car accident lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee basis and offer home or hospital visits if you are unwell or unable to come in to the office.

Common questions about car accident claims

What is the car accident compensation claims process?
How long do I have to wait before I can make a car accident claim?
How do I make a car accident claim?
How much does it cost to make a car accident compensation claim?
What can I claim following a car accident claim?
How long does a car accident claim take?

What is the car accident compensation claims process?

Shine Lawyers have car accident compensation lawyers that can advise you of your rights and entitlements. Every case for compensation is different, but the below process generally represents how a person goes through the legal process with Shine Lawyers.

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How long do I have to wait before I can make a car accident claim?

In all car accidents, strict time limits apply when it comes to making a claim for compensation, so it’s really important to seek legal advice from a car accident compensation lawyer as soon as possible.

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How do I make a car accident claim?

Shine Lawyers are expert car accident lawyers that can help you find out if you have a claim for compensation, and bring it forward on your behalf. Thorough assessment of your situation and the particular facts of your case are important in establishing your right to compensation.

Generally, if you have been injured in a car accident, and the car accident was caused by the fault of someone else, you can claim for things like medical and hospital expenses, loss of earnings, pain and suffering and any help you have needed at home. It doesn’t matter if it was paid or unpaid help at home, it just needs to meet certain conditions.

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How much does it cost to make a car accident compensation claim?

When it comes to your legal costs, Shine Lawyers work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning you will only pay our legal fees if we win your case at the end of the process. Our costs depend on the amount of work required to resolve your claim.

In most cases, the insurance company of those at fault will pay the compensation. The insurance company deals with everything, so the driver or party at fault won’t have to pay out of their own pocket either.

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What can I claim following a car accident claim?

The amount of compensation you can claim depends on things like how severe your injuries are, your age, how much you have lost and will lose in wages, how much care you need and how much you have paid out of your own pocket.

Any damage to your own car or the contents in your car is usually covered by the other driver’s insurance company. In many cases, the insurer will agree to pay for some or all of the costs for your ongoing treatment, so that you’re not out of pocket while you’re waiting for the claim to be finalised.

Shine Lawyers help with all car accident claims on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you will only have to pay our legal fees if and when we win your case.

Depending on the nature of your car accident claim, in most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the injury, and your actual life path since the injury.

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How long does a car accident claim take?

Many car accident claims can take from 12 to 18 months to finalise, it really depends on how complex your case is and how severe your injuries are.

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Truck Accident Claims
If you have been involved in a truck accident and have suffered an injury as a result, you may be entitled to compensation.



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Motorbike Accident Claims
If you have been involved in a motorbike accident and have suffered an injury as a result, you may be entitled to compensation.


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Motor Vehicle Claims
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and have suffered an injury as a result, you may be entitled to compensation.


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