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Car Accident Lawyer Perth
Conor Reidy - Principal Solicitor
Our car accident lawyers would be delighted to assist you with your motor vehicle accident injury compensation claim.
We are easy going, friendly, highly experienced and passionate about helping our clients with their claims and generally.
We work very hard to ensure we achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. We are available when our clients need us and we keep them regularly updated about how their claim is progressing.
Our principal solicitor, Conor Reidy was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 2003 and has extensive experience helping people with personal injury claims. Having previously acted as a lawyer for insurers, Conor is very well placed when it comes to negotiating the settlement of your claim with the Insurance Commission of Western Australia. Conor has a history of achieving excellent outcomes for his clients and genuinely cares.
We can assist you on a No Win, No Fee* basis Plus we offer a 10 % Capped Fee Guarantee*. This means that you will only pay our fees if your claim is successful and you will not pay more than 10 % of your compensation payment towards our fees. We do this to give you peace of mind, certainty and because we want you to feel happy when your claim finalises and we part ways.
If it makes life easier for you, we offer a mobile lawyer service. This means that a car accident lawyer can visit you at your home or place of work in Perth and all surrounding areas from Yanchep to Mandurah. Otherwise you can meet with us at one of our convenient locations or we can have a telephone or video conference to get the ball rolling.
We are also available to meet with you outside of regular business hours and on weekends, if this helps.
Please feel free to call Conor on 0422 149 285 for a chat about your claim or to ask any questions you might have. He is always happy to help.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is motor vehicle injury insurance?
Motor vehicle accident injury insurance is compulsory insurance that provides 1.8 million drivers and 2.9 million owners of Western Australian registered motor vehicles with cover for injuries they cause to others in a motor vehicle accident that occurs anywhere in Australia. In Western Australia compulsory motor vehicle accident injury insurance is funded by motor vehicle registration fees paid by motorists to the Department of Transport.
2. What is the role of the Insurance Commission of Western Australia?
The role of the Insurance Commission of Western Australia is to manage motor injury insurance claims and to pay compensation (including for medical treatment and other expenses) to persons injured in motor vehicle accidents through the fault of another driver. Motor vehicle accident injury insurance also provides cover for persons who sustain catastrophic injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Western Australia where the fault of another person cannot be established.
3. Who is entitled to make a claim for motor vehicle injury insurance?
The types of persons who can make a claim for motor injury insurance include the following: •Drivers of motor vehicles. •Passengers of motor vehicles. •Pedestrians. •Cyclists. •Motorcyclists and pillion passengers.
4. When can you make a claim to the Insurance Commission of Western Australia for motor vehicle injury insurance?
You are entitled to make a claim to the Insurance Commission of Western Australia for motor vehicle injury insurance if: - the motor vehicle driven by the at fault person was registered in Western Australia; - you were not at fault or were only partly at fault for the motor vehicle accident; - the 3-year time limit to make a claim has not expired; and - you were injured in the motor vehicle accident or a close relative whom you were financially dependent on was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident (dependency claim).
5. Are you entitled to make a claim if you have suffered catastrophic injuries in a motor vehicle accident, even though you cannot prove that another person was at fault?
Yes. You can claim for Catastrophic Injury Support (your medical treatment, care and support needs) from the Insurance Commission of Western Australia if you were catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle accident in Western Australia from 1 July 2016 and are unable to establish fault of another driver.
6. What is a catastrophic injury?
Catastrophic injuries include traumatic brain injuries, injuries to the spinal cord, permanent blindness, severe burns and amputation(s) which were suffered by a person involved in a motor vehicle accident.
7. Are you entitled to make a claim for injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident or for pedestrian accident injuries even though the person who caused the accident cannot be identified?
Yes. You can also make a claim if the motor vehicle that caused the crash is unidentified, such as in a ‘hit and run’ scenario.
8. What happens if you were injured in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by the driver of a motor vehicle that is registered in another state or territory?
You cannot make a claim to the Insurance Commission of Western Australia. However, you may be able to make a claim to the motor injury insurer in the state or territory in which the motor vehicle is registered.
9. Are you entitled to make a Dependency Claim aka Wrongful Death Claim in Perth, WA, if a relative of yours has died in a motor vehicle accident?
If a relative of yours has died in a motor vehicle accident and you were dependent on their financial support and or the services they provided to you or to your family and/or if you paid for their funeral and medical expenses, you may be entitled pursuant to the Fatal Accidents Act 1959 to make a dependency claim/wrongful death claim against the at fault driver. If you have also suffered a recognisable psychiatric injury as a result of the unexpected loss of your relative, you may also be entitled to make a nervous shock claim against the at fault driver. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
10. Which relatives of the deceased are entitled to make a Dependency Claim?
A relative is defined in the Fatal Accidents Act 1959 as being any of the following persons: - Spouse of the deceased. - Defacto partner of the deceased. - Parent of the deceased. - Stepparent of the deceased. - Grandparent of the deceased. - Child of the deceased. - Stepchild of the deceased. - Grandchild of the deceased. - Person standing in loco parentis over the deceased. - Person over whom the deceased stood in loco parentis. - Sibling of the deceased. - Half-sibling of the deceased. - Former spouse or a former defacto spouse of the deceased who the deceased had a legal obligation to financially support.
11. What are you entitled to claim when making a Dependency Claim?
You may be able to claim: - Your relative’s funeral and headstone expenses up to the amount of $10,000; - Your relative’s medical expenses prior to death; - Past gratuitous services provided by friends and family; - Loss of financial support (e.g. the proportion of your deceased relative’s income that you were receiving); - Loss of services provided to you by your relative such as domestic & parental support (e.g. childcare); and - Other losses.
12. Is there a time limit for you to commence a motor vehicle accident injury claim?
Yes. Section 14(1) of the Limitation Act WA 2005 provides that a claim cannot be commenced if 3 years have passed since the right to bring a claim arose, which is usually 3 years from the date of the accident. However, the Courts may provide an extension of time to make a claim in certain limited circumstances. You should seek legal advice if you think this might apply to you.
13. Is there a time limit for you to commence a dependency claim?
Yes. Section 14(2) of the Limitations Act WA 2005 provides that a dependency claim cannot be commenced if the deceased has been dead for more than 3 years. However, the Courts may provide an extension of time to make a claim in certain limited circumstances. You should seek legal advice if you think this might apply to you.
14. What can you claim if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident?
You can claim compensation from the Insurance Commission of Western Australia for the following items: - General Damages (Pain and Suffering) arising from the motor vehicle accident, including compensation for loss of amenities of life, loss of enjoyment of life, curtailment of life expectation, and bodily or mental harm. - Loss of past and future income if you are unable to work as a result of your car accident injuries. The payments you can claim are your wages and are restricted to a maximum of three times the full-time average weekly earnings in Western Australia. You can claim interim payments if this is necessary to avoid you suffering unnecessary hardship. - Past and future gratuitous services from family and friends (such as help with household chores normally completed by you). - Past and future medical treatment, equipment and medication expenses including: + Emergency transport from the site of the motor vehicle accident to the hospital. + Emergency treatment at a public or private hospital. + Home visit nursing services after you are discharged from hospital. + Medical treatment provided by doctors and other specialists. + Pathology tests. + Medical imaging such as X-ray, CT/CAT Scans, MRI and Ultrasound. + Prescribed medication. + Hired or purchased equipment that you have been prescribed by your treating medical practitioner such as a wheelchair. + Dental treatment. + Damaged medical aids including glasses, dentures, hearing aids and mobility aids. + Rehabilitation services including physiotherapy. + Therapy services including physiotherapy, chiropractic, podiatry, massage, osteopathy, psychology and optometry. + Household support services such as housekeeping and gardening services you require whilst you are injured. + Travel expenses to and from your medical and other related appointments.
15. How is compensation for general damages (pain and suffering) calculated and what is the Threshold Schedule?
The way in which compensation for general damages (pain and suffering) is calculated is complex and based upon a Threshold Schedule which is updated annually. To explain it as simply as possible, the amount you are entitled to receive by way of compensation for general damages is determined based upon a comparison of your injuries with those of a person who has suffered the worst possible types of injuries imaginable in a motor vehicle accident. Once we have obtained and assessed the medical evidence in support of your claim, we will provide you with our opinion with respect to the amount you can expect to receive for general damages.
16. Are there any limits on the medical treatment and equipment expenses you can claim for treatment of your motor vehicle accident injuries?
Yes. The Insurance Commission of Western Australia will: - Only pay for expenses that are reasonable and necessary. - Not pay more than the maximum amounts recommended by the Australian Medical Association for diagnostic imaging, medical treatment and medical services. - Not pay more than the scale of fees prescribed by WorkCover WA for medical treatment received by you from allied health providers. Before you receive medical treatment, you should check with the treating medical practitioner if you will be required to make a gap payment which sometimes occurs when the medical practitioner’s fees are above the fees allowed by the Insurance Commission of Western Australia. You might instead wish to attend a medical practitioner who does not charge a gap payment.
17. In what circumstances can the compensation you receive be reduced?
The amount of compensation you receive from the Insurance Commission of Western Australia may be reduced if any of the following circumstances apply: - you were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident; - you were riding unrestrained in an open-top vehicle at the time of the accident; - you were not wearing a helmet while riding a motorbike, scooter or bicycle at the time of the accident; - you were partly responsible for the accident; or - the driver of your vehicle was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
18. Do you need to go to Court to resolve your injury compensation claim?
No. The vast majority of claims are settled without the need for you to attend a hearing in the District Court of Western Australia. Statistics collected by the Insurance Commission of Western Australia provide that “less than one per cent of claims are settled in court.”
19. What are the benefits of having personal injury lawyers Perth assist you with your injury compensation claim?
An experienced lawyer will: 1.Guide you through the complex claims process. 2.Provide you with advice in relation to the appropriate medical treatment for your injuries. 3.Assess your claim thoroughly to ensure you are claiming all of your compensable losses such as damages for general damages (pain and suffering), past and future medical expenses, past and future loss of income and past and future gratuitous assistance. 4.Obtain all of the evidence required to prove the full extent of your injuries and losses. 5.Use their experience and highly tuned negotiating skills, when conducting settlement negotiations on your behalf, to ensure you receive the best possible settlement outcome. 6.Alleviate your stress and worry through resolving the matter expeditiously and efficiently. 7.Advise you as to whether you should accept an early settlement offer or commence legal proceedings and seek to settle your claim at a pre-trial conference. 8.Have a respectful relationship with the officers of the Insurance Commission of Western Australia and their legal representatives and work efficiently with them to ensure your claim is finalised quickly and fairly.
20. Why choose us as your car accident injury lawyers or motorcycle accident lawyers for your injury compensation claim?
1.We will assist you on a No Win, No Fee basis* which means you will only have to make a payment towards our fees if your claim is successful. 2.We provide a 10 % Fee Cap Guarantee which means that you will not pay more than 10 % of the amount your receive for damages (compensation) towards our fees. The Insurance Commission of Western Australia will also make a contribution towards our fees. 3.We offer a free, no obligation initial conference during which we will provide our advice with respect to your claim for injury compensation. 4.We strive to provide the best possible service to our clients and are honoured to have received a significant amount of positive feedback from many of our clients, including by way of online reviews of our service. 5.We offer a mobile lawyer service which means we can visit you at your home or place of work. We can of course also arrange to meet with you at one of our offices or meeting rooms, which are located at various convenient locations throughout the Perth metropolitan area. 6.We know you have a busy life and we are therefore happy to meet with you outside of regular business hours and on weekends. 7.We only accept a relatively small number of new clients each year. This ensures we have sufficient time available to properly take care of you and that your claim receives the full level of care and attention it deserves. 8.A senior solicitor will handle the conduct of you claim from start to finish and will be available to speak with you. 9.We will only agree to act for you if we believe your claim has better than reasonable prospects of success, as we do not want you to be disappointed. 10.The principal solicitor of our firm, Conor Reidy has previously acted as a lawyer for numerous insurers in Perth, Sydney and the United Kingdom and is therefore very well placed when it comes to negotiating settlement of your claim with insurers and their legal representatives.
21. What is the process for making your injury compensation claim with us?
Step 1 – Receive Appropriate Medical Treatment for Your Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries You should attend a hospital and or appropriate medical practitioner to ensure that you receive adequate treatment for your injuries. It is likely that you will also need to attend your general practitioner, physiotherapist and possibly psychologist for treatment until the symptoms of your injuries have fully resolved or reached maximum improvement. You need to keep a record of the treatment you receive and keep copies of all invoices relating to the cost of your treatment. We recommend that you keep a diary detailing the symptoms of your motor vehicle accident injuries and the treatment you receive. The invoices can be submitted to the Insurance Commission of Western Australia with a request for reimbursement. It is very important that you prioritise your recovery and be diligent in attending all of the recommended appointments with appropriate medical practitioners. Step 2 – Report the Motor Vehicle Accident by completing a crash report If you are the owner or the driver of a motor vehicle that is involved in a motor vehicle accident you are required to report it as soon as possible after the accident. You do not need to attend a police station or contact the Insurance Commission of Western Australia to report the motor vehicle accident. You can complete a crash report on this website: https://www.crashreport.com.au/ocrf/ In order to complete a crash report, you will need the following information: - the date, time and location of the motor vehicle accident; - the licence plate numbers of the vehicles that were involved in the motor vehicle accident (if known); - the names and addresses of all of the parties involved in the motor vehicle accident (if known); and - the names and addresses of any witnesses of the motor vehicle accident (if known). Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or require assistance with completing the crash report. If you are not sure of any of the details requested in the online crash report form, it is better for you to leave the relevant section(s) blank rather than trying to guess. After you have submiited the crash report you will receive an email with a receipt number and a copy of the crash report. You will also subsequently receive a letter from the Insurance Commission of WA within a few weeks advising you whether liability for your claim has been accepted and if so, provding you with a claim number. You can provide the receipt number and claim number to your treating medical practitioner(s) and request that they send their tax invoices directly to the Insurance Commission of Western Australia for payment. Step 3 – Contact us for Assistance Once you have reported the accident you should consider contacting us, so that we can conduct an assessment of your claim and provide you with our initial advice. If we are able to assist you, we will arrange a meeting with you to take your instructions with respect to how the accident occurred and regarding the nature and extent of your injuries and losses. At that meeting we will explain our costs and enter a costs agreement with you. We will then assist you with the conduct of your claim until the matter is finalised. Step 4 - Notify the Insurance Commission of Western Australia That we are Acting on Your Behalf We will contact the Insurance Commission of Western Australia to notify them that we are instructed to act on your behalf with respect to your claim. We will request that they provide us with a copy of their file and advise whether liability for your claim has been accepted. Step 5 – Gather Evidence in Support of Your Claim We will assist you with gathering evidence for your claim so as to ensure you receive the maximum amount that you are entitled to for the losses you suffer as the result of your motor vehicle accident injuries. We will obtain copies of your treatment records from the hospital, your general practitioner, your physiotherapist, your psychologist and any other relevant medical treatment providers. Often, we will recommend that we be instructed to obtain medical reports from suitably qualified independent medical experts, such as orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists. These reports will be provided to the Insurance Commission of Western Australia, will be referred to in settlement negotiations and tendered as evidence if a Court hearing is necessary, which is highly unlikely. If you have been unable to work as a result of your motor vehicle accident injuries, we will obtain documentary evidence of your loss of income to provide to the Insurance Commission of Western Australia in support of a loss of income claim. If necessary, we can assist you to make an application for an advance payment of your loss of income, so that you receive some income whilst you are recovering from your injuries and waiting for your claim to be finalised. Step 6 – Meeting Before Informal Settlement Conference Once your injuries have resolved or stabilised, we will arrange a meeting with you to discuss your claim, the evidence, tactics and our opinion regarding the settlement amount you might expect to receive by way of compensation for your injuries and losses. If necessary, we will obtain further evidence in support of your claim, so as to ensure we can prove the full extent of your injuries and losses. Step 7 – Attend an Informal Settlement Conference With the Insurance Commission of Western Australia (Sometimes we will advise a client that it is more appropriate to skip this Step 7 and proceed to Step 8.) We will arrange an informal settlement conference with an officer of the Insurance Commission of Western Australia. You will attend the informal settlement conference with us. Your role at the informal settlement conference will simply be to provide settlement instructions to us. You will not be required to meet the officer from the Insurance Commission of Western Australia. We will negotiate with the officer from the Insurance Commission of Western Australia on your behalf in the hope of agreeing a settlement amount that you are happy to accept in full and final settlement of your claim. We will advise you as to whether you should accept or reject any settlement offers and with respect to making appropriate counter offers. If you decide to accept a settlement offer that the Insurance Commission of Western Australia makes, your claim will then be settled and finalised. If you do not accept the Insurance Commission of Western Australia’s final offer, it will be necessary to commence legal proceedings. Step 8 – Commence Legal Proceedings in the District Court of WA If it has not been possible to settle your claim at the Informal Settlement Conference, or it was appropriate not to attend one, it will be necessary for us to commence legal proceedings in the District Court of Western Australia naming the at-fault driver as the defendant. Once legal proceedings have been commenced and the necessary paperwork has been filed and served, the Court will make orders for you and the defendant (who will be represented by their insurer, the Insurance Commission of Western Australia and their solicitors) to attend a Pre-Trial Conference to try to settle your claim before a trial. The vast majority of claims (99 % +) are resolved by of a settlement at the Pre-Trial Conference or before the conclusion of a trial. If your claim does not settle, we will prepare your matter for trial, so that the Court can be presented with all of the relevant evidence, make a finding regarding liability (if required) and assess the amount of damages (compensation) that you are entitled to.
LOCATIONS WE SERVICE
Our car accident lawyers assist clients with their motor vehicle accident injury claims in the following locations:
All Perth suburbs and surrounding areas, including the following: Alexander Heights - Alfred Cove – Alkimos – Anketell - Applecross - Ardross - Armadale - Ascot – Ashby – Ashendon – Ashfield - Attadale – Atwell - Aubin Grove – Aveley - Avon Valley – Bailup – Balcatta - Baldivis – Balga - Ballajura – Banjup - Banksia Grove - Barragup - Baskerville - Bassendean - Bateman - Bayswater - Beaconsfield – Beckenham – Bedford - Bedfordale - Beechboro – Beechina - Beeliar – Beldon - Belhus - Bellevue – Belmont - Bennett Springs - Bentley – Bertram - Bibra Lake - Bickley - Bicton - Bindoon - Boddington – Booragoon - Booragoon – Boya – Brabham – Brentwood - Brigadoon – Brookdale - Bullcreek - Bullsbrook - Burns Beach - Burswood – Butler - Byford – Calista – Camillo - Canning Bridge - Canning Mills - Canning Vale - Cannington – Carabooda – Cardup - Carine - Carlisle - Carmel - Carramar – Casuarina - Caversham - CBD - Champion Lakes - Chidlow – Chittering – Churchlands - City Beach - Clackline - Claremont – Claremont - Clarkson – Clarkson – Cloverdale - Cockburn - Como - Connolly - Coogee – Coolbellup – Coolbinia – Cooloongup - Cottesloe – Craigie - Crawley – Cullacabardee - Currambine - Daglish - Dalkeith – Darch - Darling Downs - Darlington - Dawesville – Dayton - Dianella - Doubleview - Duncraig – Dwellingup - East Cannington - East Fremantle - East Perth - East Rockingham - East Victoria Park - Eden Hill - Edgewater - Ellenbrook - Embleton – Falcon – Ferndale - Floreat - Forrestdale - Forrestfield – Fremantle - Garden Island – Gidgegannup – Gingin – Girrawheen - Glen Forrest – Glendalough – Gnangara - Golden Bay - Gooseberry Hill – Gorrie Gosnells – Greenfields – Greenmount – Greenmount – Greenwood – Guilderton - Guildford – Gwelup - Hacketts Gully - Halls Head – Hamersley - Hamilton Hill - Hammond Park – Harrisdale – Haynes – Hazelmere – Heathridge - Helena Valley - Henderson - Henley Brook – Herdsman - Herne Hill - High Wycombe – Highgate – Hilbert – Hillarys – Hillman – Hilton – Hocking - Hope Valley – Hopeland – Hovea – Hovea – Huntingdale – Iluka – Inglewood - Innaloo – Jandabup – Jandakot - Jane Brook – Jarrahdale – Jindalee – Jolimont – Joondalup – Joondanna - Kalamunda – Kallaroo – Karawara – Kardinya – Karnup – Karragullen – Karrakatta – Karrakup – Karrinyup – Kelmscott - Kensington – Kenwick – Keralup – Kewdale – Keysbrook – Kiara - Kings Park - Kingsley - Kinross - Koondoola - Koongamia - Kwinana - Kwinana Beach - Kwinana Town Centre - Lancelin - Landsdale - Langford - Lathlain - Leda - Ledge Point - Leederville - Leeming - Lesmurdie - Lexia - Lockridge - Lower Chittering - Lynwood - Maddington - Madeley - Mahogany Creek - Maida Vale - Malaga - Mandogalup - Mandurah - Mandurah East - Manning - Marangaroo - Mardella - Mariginiup - Marmion - Martin - Maylands - Meadow Springs - Medina - Melaleuca - Melville - Menora - Merriwa - Middle Swan - Midland - Midvale - Millendon - Mindarie - Mindarie Keys - Mirrabooka - Moore River - Morley - Mosman Park - Mount Claremont - Mount Hawthorn - Mount Helena - Mount Lawley - Mount Nasura - Mount Pleasant - Mount Richon - Mullaloo - Mundaring - Mundijong - Munster - Murdoch - Myaree - Naval Base - Nedlands - Neerabup - Neeragabby - New Norcia - Newburn - Nollamara - Noranda - North Beach - North Coogee - North Fremantle - North Lake - North Perth - Northam - Northbridge - Nowergup - O’Connor - Oakford - Ocean Reef - Oldbury - Orange Grove - Orelia - Osborne Park - Padbury - Palmyra - Parkerville - Paulls Valley - Pearsall - Peppermint Grove - Peron - Perth - Perth Airport - Piara Waters - Pickering Brook - Piesse Brook - Pinjar - Pinjarra - Port Kennedy - Postans - Queens Park - Quindanning - Quinns Rocks - Ravenswood - Red Hill - Redcliffe - Reservoir - Ridgewood - Riverton - Rivervale - Rockingham - Rockingham Beach - Roleystone - Rossmoyne - Rottnest Island - Safety Bay - Salter Point - Samson - Sawyers Valley - Scarborough - Secret Harbour - Serpentine - Shelley - Shenton Park - Shoalwater - Sinagra - Singleton - Sorrento - South Fremantle - South Guildford - South Lake - South Perth - South Yunderup - Southern River - Spearwood - St James - Stirling - Stoneville - Stratton - Subiaco - Success - Swan Valley - Swan View - Swanbourne - Tamala Park - Tapping - The Lakes - The Spectacles - The Vines - Thornlie - Toodyay - Treeby - Trigg - Tuart Hill - Two Rocks - Upper Chittering - Upper Swan - Upper Swan - Valley Ridge - Victoria Park - Viveash - Waikiki - Walliston - Wandi - Wanerie - Wangara – Wannanup - Wanneroo - Warnbro - Waroona - Warwick - Waterford - Waterman - Watermans Bay - Wattle Grove - Wattleup - Wellard - Welshpool - Wembley - Wembley Downs - West Leederville - West Midland - West Perth - West Pinjarra - West Swan - Westminster - Western Suburbs - Whitby - White Gum Valley - Whiteman - Willagee - Willetton - Wilson - Winthrop - Woodlands - Woodridge - Woodvale - Wooroloo - Wungong - Yanchep - Yangebup - Yokine - York
All Western Australian regional areas, including the following: Abrolhos Islands - Albany - Amelup - Augusta – Australind - Badgingarra - Balingup - Balladonia - Big Grove - Binningup - Bolgart - Bornholm - Boulder - Bow Bridge - Boyup Brook - Bremer Bay - Bridgetown - Broad Arrow - Broadwater - Broome - Broomehill - Bunbury - Bunker Bay - Busselton - Caballing - Cable Beach - Caiguna - Cape Naturaliste - Capel - Carbunup - Carbunup River - Carnamah - Carnarvon - Cervantes - Chapman Hill - Cocklebiddy - Cookernup - Coolgardie - Coral Bay - Corrigin - Cowaramup - Cranbrook East - Cue Dampier - Dampier - Dardanup - Denham - Denmark - Derby - Dongara - Donnelly River - Donnybrook - Dunsborough - Eagle Bay -Eaton - Emu Point - Eneabba - Esperance - Exmouth - Ferguson Valley - Fitzroy Crossing - Forest Grove - Frankland - Geographe - Geraldton - Glen Mervyn - Gnarabup - Gnarabup Beach - Gnowangerup - Golden Hill - Goldfields - Grace Lake - Gracetown - Green Head - Greenbushes - Greenough - Gwalia - Halls Creek - Harvey - Hazelvale - Holleton - Hopetoun - Hyden - Jalbarragup - Jurien - Kalbarri - Kalgoorlie - Kambalda - Karijini - Karratha - Karridale - Kendenup - Kentdale - Kirup - Kojonup - Kookynie - Kudardup - Kulin Lake - Kununurra - Lake Argyle - Laverton - Leeman - Leonora - Little Grove - Madura - Manjimup - Manypeaks - Marble Bar - Margaret River - Marybrook - Menzies - Merredin - Metricup - Middleton Beach - Mingenew - Monkey Mia - Mount Barker - Mullalyup - Mullewa - Mundrabilla - Munglinup - Murchison - Myalup - Nannup - Narembeen - Narrikup - Narrogin - Naturaliste - Newman - Ningaloo Reef - Nornalup - Norseman - Northampton - Northcliffe - Nungarin - Nyamup - Onslow – Pemberton - Peppermint Grove Beach - Point Samson - Porongurup - Port Denison - Port Gregory - Port Hedland - Preston Beach - Prevelly Park - Quedjinup - Quindalup - Quinninup - Ravensthorpe - Redmond - Robinson - Roebourne - Roebuck - Rosa - Glen - Shark Bay - South Hedland - Thevenard Island - Wagin - Walpole - Wandering - Warburton - Warmun - Watheroo - Wellington Mill - Wickham - Williams - Wilyabrup - Witchcliffe - Woody Island - Wyndham - Yallingup - Yarloop - Yealering -Yelverton
Will we assist you on a “No Win, No Fee” basis and what does this actually mean?
Yes, we will assist you with your motor vehicle accident injury claim on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.
Our “No Win, No Fee” agreement means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you do not have to pay our fees.
Many people do not know, that even if they have a "No Win, No Fee" agreement with their lawyer and their claim is unsuccessful, there is a possible scenario in which they could still be required to pay costs, as we explain in the paragraph below.
If a person commences legal proceedings against an allegedly at-fault driver and at a trial (a final court hearing before a Judge) they are unsuccessful, or less successful than a previous settlement offer, the court may make an order for them to pay the legal costs of the Insurance Commission of Western Australia.
However, the above scenario is very unlikely to happen for a couple of reasons. Firstly, less than 1 % of all claims are resolved at a trial. Secondly, we would only advise our clients to proceed to a trial in very limited circumstances and only if we were of the opinion that their case had excellent prospects of success.
What is our “10 % Capped Fee Guarantee?”
In addition to acting for you on a "No Win, No Fee" basis, we also guarantee that you will not pay more than 10 % of the amount you receive for damages (compensation) towards our fees. The Insurance Commission of Western Australia will also make a contribution towards our fees.
In some cases, your payment towards our fees will be less than 10 % of the amount you receive for damages, with this being dependent upon the volume of work we have completed and the amount the Insurance Commission of Western Australia agrees to contribute towards our fees.
By way of example, if we assist you with your claim and you receive a payment of $50,000 for compensation from the Insurance Commission of Western Australia, the most that you will pay towards our fees is $5,000 (10 % of $50,000). The Insurance Commission will also make a contribution towards our fees.
Please note that we will provide you with a detailed explanation about legal costs before we commence acting for you. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
"Absolutely amazing firm to work with! I was injured in a car accident and needed a personal injury lawyer. Conor Reidy worked hard for several months and got a settlement that I was more than happy with. Hard working, very responsive and knowledgeable, and very trustworthy. Conor communicated with me clearly through the entire process and expertly managed my expectations so I knew exactly what to expect and when. Highly recommend this firm!"
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