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When you have been injured in an accident you will be faced with not only physical injuries but often also psychological symptoms.

When combined with financial stressors this can become a very difficult time for you and your family to endure.

At D’Angelo Legal in Perth, our lawyers specialise in personal injury claims and with our many years of experience, we bring a professional and reliable service tailored specifically to our client’s individual needs, whilst achieving the best results possible. We understand the importance of having trustworthy legal support.

No Win No Fee

We offer a ‘No Win No Fee’ retainer for all personal injury claims which means you do not pay any legal fees or costs unless you receive a lump sum in settlement. It also means that no legal fees are payable until the conclusion of your claim.

All our legal fees are charged in accordance with the Scale Rates allowed by the relevant legislation. In addition, if you receive a lump sum settlement the insurer will generally pay a contribution towards your legal fees in addition to any compensation.

Contact one of our experienced personal injury specialists to make an appointment for an informative initial consultation which is free of charge if you do not proceed.

Personal Injury

Motor Vehicle

Our ability to drive a vehicle to get from A to B in a fast and efficient manner is a freedom most of us enjoy.

But even the safest of drivers are not guaranteed to arrive at their destination without incident. Once you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Perth, it can become difficult to know the right steps to take and what your rights are.

What is Third Party Insurance?

Third-Party Insurance is a type of insurance which is set up by the Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA) which is a body of the State Government. The aim of ICWA is to provide compensation to people who are injured and unfortunately in some occasions die as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

The Third Party Insurance policy is contained within the registration premium of every licenced vehicle.

Who is Entitled to Claim?

To be successful in a motor vehicle accident claim you must prove that your injury, loss or damage was caused by the negligent driving of another person in a WA registered vehicle. If liability is determined then you may be entitled to compensation. However, in some circumstances, where you may have been partially responsible for the accident, you may still be entitled which can be apportioned for contributory negligence.

What are you Entitled to?

There are thresholds in place to limit the amount of compensation payable for general damages or pain and suffering which is dependent on each case, assessed as a percentage of the most extreme case.

Potential compensation entitlements may include all or some of the following:

  • General damages – pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life (subject to thresholds);
  • Out of pocket expenses for medical treatment and medications;
  • Travelling or mileage expenses;
  • Past and future economic loss, to include superannuation entitlements;
  • Future medical treatment;
  • Past and future care and assistance for domestic and household activities (subject to thresholds).

Time Limits

You must notify ICWA of the accident as soon as practicable. In addition, there is a three year limitation period in Western Australia from the date of the accident, during which time you must have settled your claim with ICWA or issued proceedings in Court. Therefore, it is imperative that you seek legal advice from a personal injury lawyer in Perth as soon as possible

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