Failing To Stop When Hitting A Pedestrian On The Road

Failing To Stop When Hitting A Pedestrian On The Road

Did you know that under the Motor Accident Compensation Scheme, if you are an injured party in a road accident, this qualifies as a hit and run and you are entitled to receive compensation for your injury, even if at the incident, the vehicle that caused the accident can’t later be identified. This does not disqualify you from claiming for Personal Injury Compensation.

If you have been involved in a hit and run incident, you are entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and have your claim for compensation dealt with by the Nominal Defendant. However there are additional steps that you have to take to ensure that you receive your entitlements. You must ensure that you can show the Nominal Defendant that you have made “due search and inquiry” to identify the vehicle that caused the accident. Frank Boitano, an Accredited Personal Injury Specialist at Barwick Boitano Lawyers, understands the requirements for making a claim against the Nominal Defendant, including the evidence that needs to be provided to show that you have made “due search and inquiry” to identify the vehicle that caused the accident.

This can include, placing ads in local newspapers, requesting any witnesses who saw the accident to come forward, as well as obtaining statements from people who were at the scene of the accident and talking to the police officers in charge of the investigation.

Clients have received compensation for some or all of the following:- –

Reimbursement of hospital, medical and rehabilitation expenses. –

Compensation for future medical expenses in relation to injuries sustained in the accident. –

Compensation for past economic loss such as loss of wages while recovering from the accident. –

Compensation for future economic loss where the working life is reduced as a result of the injuries. –

Lump sum compensation if there is a permanent impairment as a result of the injuries. – Lump sum compensation for pain and suffering. –

Payment of legal costs in relation to the claim for compensation.

If you are the injured party due to a Motor Vehicle Accident, you need strong, practical legal advice. Call Frank Boitano today at Barwick Boitano Lawyers, for an appointment (02) 9630 0444 or email on fjb@bblawyers.com.au. Frank Boitano is an Accredited Personal Injury Lawyer and has been dealing with Injury Claims for over 20 years in the Parramatta area. He acts on a No Win No Fee Policy.

Barwick Boitano Lawyers is close to parking stations and conveniently located close to public transport.