Injuries often occur in boating accidents. If you have been injured in a boating accident as a result of the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injury and losses.
If you require an initial consultation but do not proceed you will not be charged for the initial consultation. If it is determined you have a claim, Dwyer Durack will negotiate with the negligent person or their insurer to negotiate a lump sum settlement once your medical condition is stable.Our personal injuries lawyers will advise you as to what is a suitable range of figures for which you should consider settlement of your claim. Most claims are finalised out of Court without the need for legal proceedings to be commenced and for the case to be heard before a Judge. The usual procedure for dealing with claims is for us to manage your claim until your medical condition is stable and medical advice suggests that we can attempt to negotiate a lump sum settlement on your behalf.
In Western Australia claims are governed by the Civil Liability Act 2002 and may contain restrictions on the amounts that you may be able to claim for general damages for pain and suffering, inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life as well as restrictions on the amounts you may be able to claim for loss of earnings and loss of earning capacity into the future as well as restrictions on what you may claim for provision of home care services. After your accident you may be approached by an investigator. We recommend that you seek legal advice from a personal injuries lawyer before speaking with an investigator, before signing any statement relating to the accident and before accepting any offer of settlement made to you.
If you are over 18 years of age, you have a three year period in which to commence legal proceedings otherwise you may lose the right to do so. The situation may vary for persons under the age of 18 years.
Please contact our office on 9289 9888 For further help and advice.
FIRST CONSULTATION FREE IF YOU DO NOT PROCEED