The system has changed a lot, what does it mean for victims of car accidents?
Anyone injured in a motor vehicle collision after 30th June 2013 is covered by new the State Government System. One feature of the new system is the compensation is reduced, particularly at the level the Government considered to be minor injuries. The other feature of the new system is that it is highly complicated. Far more complex than the long running system that existed beforehand. Of course this makes it very difficult for people and in my opinion it makes it more important that they seek legal advice.
Are people confused?
Yes. Many people have heard about the new system but don’t fully understand it. I’m sure there are people out there who should be making claims, but they’ve been discouraged by what they’ve read in the media and by the technical nature of the new system.
What should people do?
I would encourage anyone who suffered any injury in a motor vehicle collision to contact a Solicitor. It’s important that they contact a Solicitor with experience in the area of personal injury claims. Even if a person thinks their injury is minor most Solicitors in this area will offer a free first interview with no obligation to the client, there is nothing to lose.
If you would like a no obligation free first interview with a Personal Injury Lawyer, contact DBH today on 1800 324 324 or send us a message.