Car accidents on the Gold Coast are very common and can have devastating consequences. If you are injured in a car or motorcycle accident, you could be out of work for weeks, even months, while you recover. Your injuries may worsen over time or the impact could aggravate existing injuries or conditions.
This could make it difficult for you to earn an income to pay bills and medical costs. That’s why you should contact a personal injury lawyer to find out if you’re eligible for compensation to help you get back on your feet.
Eligibility for car accident injury payout
You may be eligible to make a car accident injury claim if you were injured in an accident where another driver or road user was at fault.
This includes if you were a:
- cyclist or electric scooter rider who was hit
- passenger in one of the cars
- pedestrian hit by a vehicle.
Even if you don’t have all the details – such as the registration number or name and contact details of the driver who hit you – you can still make a claim.
What to do after the accident
If you’re injured in a Gold Coast car accident, first check that everyone is ok and get medical help if necessary.
Then collect all the details you can about the accident, including contact details and insurance details of the other drivers. If possible, take photos of the scene and any damage, and get witness statements.
You should also advise the police of the car accident.
Common car accident injuries
Car accident injuries can range from slight to severe. But even minor injuries could result in:
- loss of income
- medical costs
- pain and suffering
- emotional trauma.
Here are some common injuries that people can suffer in a car accident.
Head and back injuries
Head and back injuries are very common in car accidents and could be quite serious, resulting in:
- skull fractures
- vision impairment
- nerve damage
- long-term back and neck pain
- spinal damage and paralysis
- brain injury, including concussion and even coma.
Neck and chest injuries
Whiplash is the most common injury caused by car accidents and can cause long-term pain. Other common injuries are:
- neck muscle and ligament damage
- broken ribs
- collapsed lungs
- internal bleeding
- cardiac arrest
- blunt force trauma to the chest area
Motorcycle and pedestrian accident injuries
Motorcyclists and pedestrians can suffer very serious, even fatal, injuries if hit by another vehicle, including:
- broken bones
- severed limbs
- skull fracture
- emotional distress.
How to start your personal injury claim
If you’ve suffered any of these injuries in a car accident, motorcycle accident, or other vehicle accident on the Gold Coast, contact a personal injury lawyer for advice.
At Main Lawyers, our dedicated team of experts can guide you through the complex claims process. These claims have time limits, so you should start as soon as possible.
We will have a free, no-obligation chat with you to go through your evidence and determine whether you have a claim. We can then process all the claim paperwork for you and get you a fair settlement as quickly as possible.
Ready to start?
If you’re unable to join us at our office, we can come to your home on the Gold Coast. We may be able to work on a no-win no-fee basis, so you have nothing to lose by giving us a call. Contact us to start your claim process today.