First, let’s reiterate the experience and expertise that make us your best choice as personal injury lawyers to represent and handle a personal injury claim caused by a transport accident. Our office is located in Melbourne and services personal injury clients throughout Victoria.
Our Principal, Jonathan King, has worked for the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and also as a plaintiff lawyer at one of the major law firms. Where he successfully lobbied the Law Institute of Victoria Ethics Committee to overturn unfair practices used by TAC in handling injury claims by victims.
Jonathan is also a Victorian Law Institute Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law.
We support personal injury claims made by people across Melbourne and Geelong, negotiating the best possible compensation for our clients. In addition, u-Law works diligently in seeking positive changes to practices that are often detrimental for people who have suffered the misfortune of traffic accidents.
The Unique Benefits Our Mobile Personal Injury Lawyers Offer
The u-Law team understand the difficulty experienced by people who’ve been in a traffic accident. Working as mobile lawyers means that injured people do not have to suffer the pain and inconvenience involved in travelling to our office. We come to your home for advice and consultation “Law To Your Door”.
Our TAC claim lawyers use modern communications technology to keep in touch with our clients. This makes us approachable for voice or video consultations.
Finally, u-Law is the first law firm in Victoria to introduce a “no fee” service for our traffic accident claim clients. Unlike other personal injury lawyers who work on a no win no fee basis, we retrieve our fees from your insurance company, meaning no additional bills for you to manage.
To this, we add the benefits of mobility, a communicative approach, and online document and progress monitoring.
Transport Accident Claims We Handle
Traffic accidents include car and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, cycling accidents as well as pedestrian accidents.
The accident may involve two or more vehicles, or a single vehicle involved in a mishap like losing control and crashing because of wet road conditions.
Injuries may involve whiplash, neck or back injury, or fractures caused by impact as well as the psychological impact or trauma caused by these injuries.
Regardless who caused an accident, or the circumstances in which it happened, the TAC covers both the driver and the passengers in the vehicle.
Compensation is determined by the extent of injuries and the circumstances in which the accident happened.
We claim compensation for loss of income, medical expenses, compensation for pain and suffering and lump sum impairment benefits.
Our Client Focused Personal Injury Claims Process
These are the progressive steps we undertake in processing a personal injury claim.
Step 1 – Our obligation free consultation with the injured party we seek to represent
We offer our clients an obligation-free consultation as part of our service. This can occur in your home, in a hospital, or via voice or video communication.
During this consultation, we explain the claim assessment process, your rights and obligations, your best course of action, and how we can best help in processing the claim. This consultation between yourself and our lawyer is confidential.
u-Law will use its mobile workforce and technology to minimise unnecessary pain and inconvenience. We recognise that the most important concern for an injured party is to rest and recover in their own home. Instead, we visit your home anywhere in Victoria.
The prime objective of this obligation-free consultation is to clarify your options and provide you with our recommendation as to the best course of action to lodge and process an injury claim.
Step 2 – Claim preparation
We meet with you to gather all relevant information about the accident and the circumstances in which it happened.
The information we need to represent an injured party includes but is not limited to:
- Medical reports and expenses.
- Medical prognosis as to the likely loss of employment income.
- Physical damage and cost of repairs to the vehicle and any other property.
- Witness statements.
These documents and finding determine how we can best argue the merits of your injury claim.
As part of our open communication with clients, we keep you informed about proceedings.
Step 3 – Settlement negotiations
This process is called mediation and involves settlement negotiations between parties and insurance companies.
Most road accident injury claims are settled at this stage.
Step 4 – Court proceedings if required
If the parties are unable to agree on the claims, or if there are factual disagreements which affect the settlement an Insurance Company offers, the case may go to Court.
We make every reasonable effort to avoid this by representing your interest to the best of our ability. Court proceedings are stressful but may be necessary to achieve an acceptable settlement on your behalf.
With our long experience in personal injury claims, our solicitors have the expertise to argue your case in Court, should this be necessary and we will also brief expert barristers to assist and advise us in relation to the court process.
Prior to Court proceedings, we consult with you and brief you on what to expect. This includes:
- Court proceedings
- Likely duration of proceedings
- How to give evidence in Court
- How to best handle and give answers during cross examination
The Court determines the outcome and, if unsatisfactory, gives you the opportunity to appeal to a higher Court.
Our aim is to ensure that lengthy Court proceedings are unnecessary by putting a clear case forward to the other side during pre-hearing negotiations.
The unique benefits of u-Law personal injury claims
The most beneficial benefit is our no-fee offer to clients.
Like all legal firms, we claim our costs from the Insurance Company as part of the settlement. Unlike most other legal firms, we do NOT add and invoice our clients with additional fees. See our costs page for more details about this.