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Understanding traffic accident claims in Melbourne

At Gordon Legal, we understand the challenges of recovering from a road or traffic accident.

Accidents happen in seconds, but their impact can last for months or even years. Even minor distractions can lead to prolonged recovery periods involving medical treatments, vehicle repairs, and insurance claims.

That’s why finding reputable legal help is crucial. Our trusted road accident lawyers support you through the entire process, alleviating the stress of navigating an injury claim.

At Gordon Legal we put you first, letting you prioritise your health and recovery while we take care of the rest.

What services do traffic accident lawyers in Melbourne provide?

Making an accident claim can feel overwhelming due to its complexity. Seeking expert legal advice can remove the burden and provide you with the reassurance needed to help you focus on recovery.

Traffic accident lawyers offer a range of services, providing legal representation and advocacy for those involved in motor vehicle accidents. They help clients understand their rights and explore options for traffic accident compensation.

Injury attorneys can also provide expert support and services including investigating the circumstances of the accident, gathering relevant evidence and documentation, navigating the claims process, dealing and negotiating with insurance companies and helping clients receive the compensation they may be entitled to.

What should I look for when hiring a traffic accident lawyer in Melbourne?

If you or a loved one is involved in a traffic or road accident it can leave you feeling traumatised and unsure of what to do next. It’s important to act quickly and ensure you are getting good guidance and support throughout the entire process.

Hiring the services of a personal injury lawyer and getting professional legal advice can remove your concern, however it’s important to consider the following when hiring:

  • Experience: look for a lawyer or legal firm that has extensive experience in handling injury and accident claims in Melbourne. It is important to choose a lawyer who specialises in and has a proven track record handling traffic accident cases.
  • Reputation: Understanding the experience of a legal firm and other people’s experiences can be a good indication that you’re in safe hands. Read past clients reviews and testimonials to ensure you feel confident that you’re dealing with experienced car accident attorneys.
  • Personalisation: at Gordon Legal we understand that every client’s situation is different and treat each case uniquely. We pride ourselves on taking the time to understand each individual case and most importantly, the person we are representing. We take a ‘people first’ approach and do everything we can to take out any stress or worry for you, allowing you to prioritise your health and wellbeing.

At Gordon Legal we offer clients a No Win, No Free agreement which means that if your claim is not successful you don’t need to pay legal fees to us. You can learn more about our No-Win-No-Fee cost structure here.

What factors determine the value of a traffic accident claim?

There are several factors that determine the value of a traffic accident claim and if the case is worth pursuing further, including:

  • Extent of injuries: The extent and severity of injuries sustained in an accident is always considered This can include ongoing or future medical treatment as well as any physical and psychological long-term effects such a emotional distress and loss of quality of life.
  • Liability: how much each party is at fault for the accident affects the possible compensation
  • Property damage: The cost of repairing or replacing damaged vehicles or other property involved can influence the value of a claim.
  • Loss of income: Compensation for lost wages or income from missing work, due to any injuries sustained, is factored into the claim.

At Gordon Legal, our experienced compensation lawyers provide a clear understanding of your claim’s value and the compensation you may be entitled to.

Can I claim for property damage in addition to personal injury?

Yes, if you’re involved in a vehicle accident that results in injury, it’s not uncommon for there to be damage to your vehicle and other property.

In such cases, you can seek compensation for repair or replacement costs. Your claim for property damage is separate from your personal injury claim. Having a traffic accident lawyer represent you ensures both aspects of your claim are handled thoroughly. A lawyer can assist in gathering evidence of the property damage and negotiating with insurance companies for a fair settlement.

Will I have to go to court if I hire a traffic accident lawyer?

We understand that the idea of going to court, especially after a traffic accident, can feel daunting. It’s important to know that not every case requires a court appearance; many injury claims are settled through negotiations with insurance companies.

Your lawyer will work hard to negotiate a fair settlement, providing you with the compensation you’re entitled to for any injuries or damages. If a settlement cannot be reached or if liability is disputed, your case may need to be heard in court.

Does this information apply to you? Get in touch.

At Gordon Legal, you can rely on an experienced and understanding team to help you with your traffic accident claims.

For personalised and individual advice, we offer consultations to discuss your matter.

Please call Gordon Legal on 03 9603 3000 to speak to a skilled injury lawyer about your entitlements.

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Help when you need it most without the added stress of upfront legal fees engaging a
no win, no fee lawyer. When you need legal help, understandably, the first thing people often think is ‘can I afford it?’ To address this, our Senior Partner, Peter Gordon and Partner, Paul Henderson pioneered the ‘no win, no fee’ system to create greater access to the legal system.

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