Personal Injury Compensation
Personal injury laws in the ACT are governed by the Civil Law (Wrongs) Act 2002 and, in the case of motor vehicle accidents, the Road Transport (Third-party Insurance) Act 2008. In each case, strict time limits apply, with respondents typically represented by large insurers well versed in the pre-court procedures that will pave the way to any resolution of your claim.
A defining feature of the BAL Lawyers personal injury team is that we are one of the few ACT firms to act for both plaintiffs and insurers. Our experience in acting on both sides of the equation enables us to provide balanced and realistic advice to maximise the compensation you may expect to recover. We are one of only three ACT firms to have multiple lawyers recognised in the 2020 Best Lawyers Edition in the field of Insurance Law, and the only one of such firms to have a dedicated plaintiff practice (as opposed to acting exclusively for insurers).
If you have suffered a compensable personal injury, including by way of medical negligence, come and talk to us to find out what rights you may have, and what they may amount to in dollar terms. Compensation need not be limited to general pain and suffering damages. You may also have rights to recover lost wages, medical expenses, as well as domestic assistance damages to compensate your loved ones for the time they may be devoting to your care as a result of an injury that was not your fault.
If you have a claim, please feel free to contact us. All inquiries are, naturally, treated confidentially. We will consider your claim, at no cost, and contact you in reply to discuss next steps.
Notable cases in the media
- Canberra cyclist awarded $1.7 million following collision with fellow rider
- $280,000 judgment upheld on appeal for medical negligence claim
- Hospital settles after medical blunder saw doctors miss cancer
- Mother of two dies after medical blunder saw doctors miss cancer
Articles from our team
- Expertise on Two Sides of Personal Injury Law
- Costs, Compromise and Calderbanks: Recent Developments
- Two Civil Wrongs Don’t Make a Legal Right
- What a drag! Intoxicated Passenger takes on Taxi Driver
- Swing, Sling and that Liability Thing
- Catastrophic Injuries – A Cautionary Tale
- Children On Site – A Heightened Duty of Care
- Tripping Up – Maintaining Footpaths from a Duty of Care Perspective