Services Personal Injury Lawyers Helping you find your way back to good health Personal injuries can turn your life upside down. While we can’t turn back the clock, we can help you secure the best possible care and plan for your future. Getting expert legal advice can make a significant difference to the outcome of your claim and how it is managed. What is a personal injury legal claim? In law, the term personal injury usually describes an illness or injury that was caused by someone else. For example, you were injured in a car accident because another car hit yours. Or you were injured when you slipped and fell on a puddle of water at your local shopping centre. You can make a legal claim for compensation, with the help of your personal injury lawyer. The cost of personal injuries A personal injury can cause financial hardship, including decreased income if you’ve stopped work. Medical bills can pile up. There are other costs you didn’t consider, for example, help with housework and transporting your kids. Even dog walking. Personal injury compensation claims can help relieve the stress. When handled effectively, your payout takes many of these issues into account. Taking the first step with a free consultation Some clients delay seeing a lawyer because they: Struggle to understand how the legal system can help Have heard stories about lawyers who didn’t do a good job Worry about making things worse Are concerned about how much it will cost Maybe you have the same concerns. We understand. And we know that the way we conduct ourselves will make a huge difference to you. Your confidence in our services doesn’t just depend upon how well we know the law (even though we’re expert personal injury lawyers). You’re seeking: Certainty about costs A map for your recovery Great communication And that’s what we aim to provide for every client, including you. If you can spare the time, so can we. Come in and tell us your story. No obligation. Just great legal support. Get in touch to make your first free appointment. Let's Talk Give us a call or start the conversation with us by entering your details so our team can get in touch with you. Name Email Phone SendProcessing Thank you, your details have been submitted. 08 8357 7611 Do you have questions? Let us answer some FAQ’s See more Meet our Personal Injury team See all Martin Faull Lindbloms Lawyers Principal See profile Tiffany Laslett Partner See profile Julie Brownett Partner See profile Ryan North Solicitor See profile Our experience in personal injury compensation claims We’re Adelaide’s affordable personal injury lawyers Contact us to find out more Motor vehicle accidents Catastrophic injuries Fatalities Public liability Work injuries Asbestosis and silicosis Product liability Victims of crime Medical Negligence Lawyers Birth injury claims Infant claims Institutional and sexual abuse claims Sporting injuries School injuries Income protection and superannuation insurance Frequently asked questions about personal injury claims Further questions? Call us on 08 8357 7611 How long do I have to make a personal injury claim? If you’ve suffered a personal injury, there’s usually a time limit for making a legal claim. Making a legal claim is sometimes referred to as starting court proceedings or commencing court proceedings. Often, the law requires you to claim within three years after you were injured. If you were injured as a child (under the age of 18), you have until your 21st birthday to make a claim. This is often known as the limitation period. Courts are usually very strict about making claims within the right time. Occasionally, a court will allow a claim when it’s filed outside the limitation period, but this is rare. For injuries caused by faulty products, the limitation period is much shorter but will depend on the injuries and the nature of the product’s defects. If you’ve suffered an injury, our best advice is to see a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Even if you think the limitation period may have passed, you should get legal advice to make sure you’ve explored all your options. Get in touch today to find out more about your personal injury claim. If I make a personal injury claim, do I have to go to court? Personal injury claims are also known as court proceedings. When you make a claim, what you’re really doing is giving notice to court (and to the other party) that you’re making a claim. It doesn’t mean that you must have a trial at court to decide whether you’re entitled to any money. It means that you have the option (or the right) to do so. Most personal injury claims settle before going to trial. For example, this can happen when your lawyer negotiates with the other party (often an insurer). Settling a personal injury claim often avoids much stress, time and expense, although it’s not the best fit for every situation. We’ll discuss this with you at your free first appointment. Get in touch today to find out more about your personal injury claim. How much money can I claim for my personal injury? There are many things which influence how much compensation you might receive for a personal injury. For example: When you were injured How you were injured The type of injury (for example, motor vehicle accident or workplace injury) Any laws that apply to your injury The severity of the injury Whether you had any other medical conditions at the time you were injured Whether your injury will affect you for a long time With so many factors, it’s impossible to say how much money you’d receive, but we can give an estimate once we understand your injury and all the circumstances. We’ll start this process at your free first consultation. Get in touch today to find out more about your personal injury claim. What are damages? In injury claims, damages are the amount of money awarded to you, to be paid by the party who caused the injury (or by their insurer). When damages are calculated, the aim is to try to put you back in the position you would have been in were you not injured. While no amount of money will ever compensate for permanent injury or loss of health, it’s an attempt by the legal system to make things right. And it’s certainly better than no money at all. Get in touch today to find out more about your personal injury claim. What is compensation? Compensation is a payment for expenses or lost income or any other financial loss that you’ve suffered because of your injury. Often, compensation is also available for other things that aren’t as easy to calculate, such as pain and suffering. In personal injury law, compensation can be paid for: Pain and suffering Loss of income and superannuation Loss of future income and future superannuation Past and future medical expenses Past and future assistance with personal care and household jobs Equipment and home modifications Interest on damages Loss of enjoyment of social and recreational activities Working out compensation is a careful process. You’ll need specialised legal advice, especially when assessing your future needs and expenses. We’ll help you. Get in touch today to find out more about your personal injury claim. Read more about our personal injury experience Motor Vehicle Accidents Jun 2019 Brain injury victim wins multi-million dollar compensation Martin Faull Read Motor Vehicle Accidents Apr 2020 Car accident victim achieves $300k settlement – Case Study Tiffany Laslett Read Personal Injury Apr 2020 Compensation awarded for bus passenger injury – Case Study Tiffany Laslett Read Contact us to make your first free appointment Give us a call or start the conversation with us by entering your details so our team can get in touch with you. 08 8357 7611 First name Last name Email address Contact number How can we help? How should we contact you? Email Phone Send messageProcessing Thank you, your details have been submitted successfully. 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