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Victoria Car Accident Lawyers

If you were just involved in a car accident in Victoria, there’s a possibility many others were involved – either as a driver, a passenger or a pedestrian. Having experienced car accident lawyers on your side will ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
You might have been taken to the hospital and, with that step, a TAC claim form is usually submitted to the TAC (Transport Accident Commission), mainly because the hospital wishes to be paid for its service.
What does not occur is a comprehensive education for you so that you can understand the role of the TAC, and how in fact the TAC is their own government insurance company responsible for providing a vast array of benefits for the rest of your life.

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Unfortunately, the situation is more difficult for a person like you to understand if you don’t go to a hospital and are unsure of whether to even submit a TAC claim form. That’s when experienced legal assistance is needed to help ensure an injured victim recovers the full compensation they are entitled to receive.

Henry Carus Personal Injury Lawyer in VictoriaOur firm’s principal, Henry Carus, provided legal advice to the TAC over a number of years when the TAC was still coming to understand the legislation. He was trained to appreciate what the TAC can do for an injured person and has our firm seek such support for each client.

In addition to these no-fault type benefits, the TAC also has a role to play to provide common law compensation, which is given in a lump sum and can be very generous.

We use our experience to achieve excellent outcomes for those injured by a motor vehicle – both to support their entitlement to the no-fault benefits and to obtain as much common law compensation as possible.
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Receive The TAC Compensation You Deserve

No fault benefits available from the TAC for a Victorian motor vehicle accident could include the following:

  • Lump-sum benefits if your accident-related injuries caused permanent impairment.
  • Replacement of lost earnings caused by the inability to work while recovering from your injuries.
  • Payment of reasonable medical expenses to treat injuries suffered in the accident.
  • Payment of reasonable rehabilitation costs related to the injuries from the accident.
  • Payment for in-home assistance made necessary by your injuries.

Compensation and Benefits You Deserve If you suffered injuries that are considered “serious” under the law and the car accident was at least partially due to the fault of someone else, you may be entitled to lodge a common law damages claim with the TAC. The compensation available through a common law claim is often much broader than what is available through a no fault claim.

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David, a self-employed painter and decorator, was involved in a motor vehicle accident and sustained a number of injuries. Severe lower back pain meant that his ability to work was substantially restricted and, as a result, he experienced a significant loss of earnings. David went to a known firm of solicitors who asked TAC for a serious injury certificate so he could get compensation. TAC said no and David’s…

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Other Types of Melbourne Car Accident Claims We Cover:

When it comes to claims involving cars, many times the accident will not fall immediately into the TAC no fault benefit world. And yet there is still common law compensation to be had from the TAC or others for those injured when the injury occurs:

  • By the use of a motor vehicle, as opposed to the driving of a motor vehicle.
  • In a car accident of any type in the scope of their work duties.
  • In a car accident where the fault lies in the way the road has been constructed or maintained.

Examples of TAC Compensation That Could be Paid in a Lump Sum Common Law Claim Include:

  • Replacement of lost or reduced earnings, both past and future.
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  • Compensation for the pain and suffering you endured as a result of the accident.
Our Law Firm is Different

Why Choose Henry Carus + Associates as Your TAC Claims Lawyers?

Our team’s experience and the ability of our small firm to be across the intricacies of all the areas of the law involved, means our practitioners are well placed to get our clients the results they are looking for.

This makes us very different from other larger, less personally oriented law firms that only see you as a number. Typically what goes on with these law firms is you’ll be transferred from one practice group to another just to manage the complicated matters and without a complete understanding of all the legislation involved and, more importantly, no real relationship with you. We see you differently. We see you as a person trying to recover financially so you can go on with your life. This is why we’re different.

Many firms do not understand or have difficulty accepting that the TAC is constantly creating policies to limit its obligations to provide no-fault benefits.

They also fail to understand that the TAC essentially operates as an insurance company when defending common law claims. In that second role, the TAC is there to defend the person who has seriously injured you and is not there to assist you in getting compensation.

Based on our experience with the TAC as a client, we are fully aware of how the TAC thinks and simply prepare to contest its policies as needed and to prove our client’s common law claim in anticipation of TAC’s defensive actions. In other words, unlike many transport accident law firms who get upset by the TAC’s stance, we instead simply spend all the time preparing for the contest to win.