Now! Important time limits apply!
Some people may be aware they have 3 years to make a claim so there is no rush, but this is not the case for all claims. For example, a person injured by a vehicle that is unidentified has only 9 months to serve a complying notice of claim on the Nominal Defendant or the claim will be barred.
For many other type of claims, like public liability claims, there is a 9 month period to lodge your claim or you will be put to explaining the delay.
Less scary part:
Getting some basic advice from a personal injury lawyer does not take long and in most cases will be freely given by personal injury lawyers on the Gold Coast. We feel great if we have helped people, even if they do not have a claim or are just checking their legal rights.
Sometimes disputes arise with an insurer and it is important to know what is fair to ask for and what obligations each side has in the claim.
If you think you would like to wait a while to see how your recovery goes before undertaking any sort of claim enquiry, make sure you take some steps to protect yourself in the meantime, like:
- Ensuring your incident is properly recorded
- Any potential witnesses have given you their details
- Photos are taken
It would really be best to speak to a lawyer first and then make an educated decision on whether to get the ball rolling straight away, or safely waiting a little while.
The priority is always seeking medical attention first following any injury. Once this has been dealt with then speak to a lawyer to know your legal rights.