Road Accident Lawyers

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Road Accident Lawyers in Melbourne

At Fittipaldi Injury Lawyers, we pride ourselves on delivering sound advice and excellent results in road accident claims. When involved in a road accident, navigating through the complex legal landscape can be overwhelming. That’s where we step in.

With our wealth of experience and deep understanding of road accident cases, we are fully equipped to guide you through every stage of your claim. Our goal is to get you maximum compensation and ensure your rights are protected. We are known for our dedication, professionalism, and commitment to delivering excellent results.

Our Lawyers in Melbourne Are Here to Help You With:

Our experienced road accident lawyers operate in an array of road accident cases. Regardless of the circumstances, we’re committed to supporting you.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Navigating the aftermath of a car accident can be daunting. Our motor vehicle accident lawyers are here to ease the process.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians injured by a vehicle have rights. We’ll ensure they’re upheld.

Public Transport Accidents

Public transport incidents involving buses, trams or trains require specific legal knowledge.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accident claims can be intricate. Our expertise makes all the difference.

Cycling Accidents

Many cyclists involved in road accidents deserve justice and legislation changes have simplified it.

Are You Eligible to Make a TAC Claim in Melbourne?

Have you been involved in a transport accident in Melbourne? You might be eligible for a Transport Accident Commission (TAC) claim. Here’s how you can tell:

 

  1. Your Role in the Accident: Whether you’re a driver, passenger, pedestrian, cyclist, or even a close relative of someone fatally injured in a transport accident, you may be entitled to make a claim.
  2. TAC Support: The TAC offers a range of benefits, from covering medical expenses and loss of wages to providing impairment benefits for more severe cases.
  3. Claim Process: Figuring out if you’re eligible and then navigating the TAC claim process can be intricate. It involves:
    • Reporting the accident to the police.
    • Applying to the TAC within a year of your accident, though a two-year extension, is sometimes available.

Remember, you’re not alone in this journey. Fittipaldi Injury Lawyers are here to guide you every step of the way. We provide comprehensive advice and dedicated support throughout your TAC claim process, making sure you get maximum compensation.

What Entitlements Do TAC Claims Include in Victoria?

In Victoria, TAC claims can provide broad-ranging benefits and entitlements to those injured in a transport accident. These entitlements are designed to support your recovery, ease financial strain, and aid in adjusting to post-accident life.

 

  1. Medical Expenses: TAC covers a wide range of medical and related services, including hospital care, rehabilitation, medication, physiotherapy, and even home modifications.
  2. Loss of Earnings Benefits: If your injury affects your ability to work, TAC provides income assistance to compensate for your loss of earnings.
  3. Impairment Benefits: Should your injury lead to permanent impairment, TAC offers a lump sum payment to help mitigate the lasting effects of your injuries.
  4. Family Support: In tragic cases where a loved one is lost in a transport accident, TAC provides family members with dependency benefits.

Remember, the specifics of your entitlements depend on your individual circumstances. At Fittipaldi Injury Lawyers, we can help you understand and claim the full range of entitlements you are due.

How Much Will Lodging a TAC Claim Cost?

Lodging a TAC claim might feel like a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be. With Fittipaldi Injury Lawyers by your side, we ensure the process is straightforward and seamless. Here’s a simplified overview of how to lodge a TAC claim:

 

  • Report the Accident: Ensure the accident has been reported to the police. It’s a crucial step and a legal requirement for claiming TAC benefits.
  • See a Doctor: Seek immediate medical attention, even if your injuries seem minor. A medical report is an essential document for your TAC claim.
  • Lodge your Claim: You can lodge your claim with the TAC online or by post. You must provide personal details, information about the accident, and your injuries.
  • Wait for Approval: The TAC will review your claim and decide whether to accept or deny it. This decision typically takes several weeks.

Throughout the entire process, our lawyers are here to guide you, ensuring every step is handled correctly to optimise your claim’s success.

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Why Choose Fittipaldi Injury Lawyers?

Expert
Guidance

Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge of Melbourne’s traffic laws, assuring accurate, sound advice at every stage of your claim.

Personalised
Approach

We treat every client as an individual, ensuring that your unique situation gets the attention and custom strategy it deserves.

No Win,
No Fee

Our commitment to your case is absolute, with fees only applicable when we secure a successful outcome for your claim.

Clear
Communication

We keep our clients informed throughout the entire process, making complex legal jargon accessible and easy to understand.

Proven Track
Record

Our success in achieving positive outcomes for road accident claims is well-documented, showcasing our expertise in the field.

Compassionate
Service

We understand the emotional and physical toll of road accidents and are committed to providing empathetic, respectful legal services.

Testimonials

A massive thank you to Gino, Maddie and the team at Fittipaldi Lawyers. The support and quick turnaround of our injury claim was an exercise that left us without concern. The professionalism, personal touch, friendliness, and continued updates were also appreciated.

Dianne

Thank you Gennaro and Aylin for all your work on achieving a settlement on my claim. Extremely honest and up front throughout the entire process and never gave false and misleading advice. I wouldn't think twice in recommending them for all your legal needs!

Rob

I saw Aylin & Gennaro for a personal injury matter after I was hit by a car while riding my bike and was blown away by their professionalism. Aylin especially went above and beyond to give me honest advice regarding the options which were availiable to me and the process that would follow. She made me feel at ease with a situation I initially found extremely daunting and for that I will be forever grateful.

Matthew

FAQs

Do I need a road accident lawyer?

While it’s not mandatory, having a road accident lawyer can significantly ease the process. We understand the legal intricacies involved and can help ensure you receive the maximum compensation owed to you.

What will a lawyer cost me?

Please refer to our no win/no fee lawyers section for more information.

How long do I have to submit my claim?

Generally, you have up to 12 months from the date of the accident to lodge your claim. However, there may be exceptions in special circumstances, so it’s advisable to act as soon as possible.

Can I claim a lump sum payout?

Yes, under certain circumstances, you may be eligible for a lump sum payout from the TAC. This typically applies when you have suffered serious injuries.

How long does it take to get my lump sum compensation?

The duration varies depending on the complexity of your case. Factors such as the severity of injuries, the details of the accident, and the response from insurance companies can influence the timeline.

How can I claim on medical expenses from the TAC?

To claim medical expenses from the TAC, you must first report your accident to them and submit a claim form. Once approved, they will usually pay directly to the service provider or reimburse you for costs.

If the accident was my fault, do I have any entitlements?

Even if you were at fault in the accident, you may still be entitled to certain benefits from the TAC for injuries sustained. However, the specifics will depend on the circumstances of your case. Consulting with a lawyer can provide clarity.

Do I Have a Case?

Please get in touch with us for an initial free/no obligation consultation where we will obtain your detailed instructions and provide you with our initial advice and further details about your entitlements.