ACT Medical Negligence Solicitors - Australian Capital Territory Lawyers
There are litigation time limits in Australian Capital Territory and ACT medical negligence solicitors should settle a claim or issue legal proceedings in a court of law within the relevant limitation period. The main ACT legislation about limitation periods is to be found in The Limitation Act 1985 and in subsequent amendments. The limitation legislation is complex and difficult and failure to comply with these time limits can result in loss of the opportunity to claim compensation. Reference should always be made to ACT medical negligence solicitors to obtain information and advice on these time limits as soon as possible after the event giving rise to the potential claim. If you would like specialist advice at no cost just complete the contact form or email our lawyers offices or use the helpline and a no win no fee solicitor will telephone you with no charge and no obligation.
Our Australian Capital Territory medical negligence lawyers have offices situated in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, and Sydney.
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The primary limitation period for personal injury compensation claims in Australian Capital Territory is three years which means that a personal injury compensation claim must either be settled or legal proceeding must have been issued in a court of law within the period failing which the opportunity to claim damages may have been lost forever. There are numerous exceptions to the general rule which can be used by ACT medical negligence solicitors including those with a mental disability and minors which means those who have not achieved their eighteenth birthday.
Legal Advice at No Cost
People do get injured by the negligence of others. There is just no way around this home truth, and when it does happen what do you do? Well, thats where Australian Capital Territory medical negligence solicitors come in to offer legal advice on negligence claims at no cost. Damages that can be awarded depend on the severity of the injury, the recovery period and whether or not there are any long term consequences. Whilst a simple claim may take less than a year to resolve, some of the more serious cases could take several years to settle with the limiting factor usually being the availability of specialist medical evidence for a final prognosis for the injuries. If you have suffered a personal injury due to medical negligence we offer legal advice on accident compensation claims with absolutely no further obligation.
So what should you do if you believe that you have suffered an injury due to medical negligence in Australian Capital Territory? The first thing is to consult our ACT lawyers to get free legal advice on accident compensation claims and take with you a detailed written statement of your recollections. You should preserve any evidence that you may have, written or otherwise which should protected and kept safe.
Our specialist personal injury solicitors operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. For free advice without obligation just use the helpline or complete the contact form and a solicitor will discuss you claim on the telephone with no charge and no obligation.
Finding an ACT Medical Negligence Solicitor
Contrary to popular opinion and the widespread erroneous press reports of Australian 'compensation culture' there is in fact no general increase in the number or value of claims for compensation for personal injury. If you are trying to find an ACT solicitor for a medical negligence compensation claim we offer some of the best lawyers in the business. Our ACT medical negligence solicitors operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won, and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client.
When you want to find an ACT medical negligence solicitor there seems to be unending sources of information including the internet, television, newspapers, yellow pages, billboard advertisements and various other media outlets. The big questions are who do you trust & who is a real expert? Relying on adverts containing self-expressed congratulatory opinions on a solicitors own abilities is not always the best course of action however membership of several professional, organisations may give a clue as to that solicitors abilities and specialisms. There is a growing number of solicitors who are specialising on particular narrow aspects of the law and it is quite unlikely that you will find a solicitor that knows all areas of the law well.
One of the best ways to find a solicitor that you can rely on and trust is by asking for personal recommendations from your family and friends. There could be someone to whom you are close that may have used the services of a solicitor at some point in the past and if your case is similar to theirs by all means get the contact details and try to set up an appointment. A recommendation in these circumstances will surely mean that the lawyer did a good job. The only warning is that you must make sure that his speciality is within the area of law where you need help. There is absolutely no point in seeing a solicitor whose specialism is outside the area of advice that you need. You are just wasting your time.
If you want to avoid pot luck with your local solicitor and you need an expert personal injury solicitor just give us a call. We will give you free advice although you are not obliged to use our services. Our solicitors operate exclusively using the no win no fee scheme.
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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here