As 2019 draws to a close, it is important to remember to stay safe whilst driving on our roads.
With Christmas parties, News Years celebrations and end of year holidays, more people are travelling on our roads than at any other time of the year, and unfortunately, many people can sustain injuries and lose loved ones as a result of car accidents.
Police often attribute the cause of these accidents to excessive speed, drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and fatigue impacting on the driver's ability to respond quickly to dangerous situations. The injuries arising from these accidents can permanently alter a person's ability to function in daily life, engage with family and friends, and earn an income.
The TAC system offers benefits to assist injured people and their families cope with such changes, many of which are available regardless of who caused the accident.
There is never a good time to suffer an injury or lose a loved one in an accident, but the Christmas period is particularly traumatic for victims and their families.
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury in a road or transport accident, we invite you to speak to one of our expert injury lawyers on (03) 9321 9988 to get accurate advice about the benefits you can access.
We wish you and your families a safe and happy festive break, and look forward to being of service to you in the new year.