Do I have to report the accident to the Police?
Drivers or owners of vehicles have a legal obligation to report road accidents involving the car they were driving or own to the Police as soon as possible if:
- Anyone was injured
- Anyone’s property was damaged and that damage is likely to cost more than $3000 to fix
You can report a car crash to Police who attend the accident scene or online at the Crash Report website
Do I have to report the accident to the Insurance Commission of Western Australia?
If someone was injured or has died in the car crash, drivers or owners are obliged to notify the Insurance Commission of Western Australia. You can do this online at the Crash Report website.
This is a joint site of the Western Australian Police and the Insurance Commission of Western Australia and captures the motor vehicle crash details.
Can I get compensation if I’ve been injured in a car crash?
Every registered vehicle in Western Australia should be covered by compulsory third party insurance. It covers people injured in motor vehicle accidents where the driver is at fault or partly at fault. There are strict time limits and specific steps that you have to follow if you want to apply for compensation. Most claims will be through the Insurance Commission of Western Australia.
How do I claim car accident injury compensation?
Firstly, you need to report the accident to the Insurance Commission of Western Australia. You can do this online as soon as possible.
Secondly, you need to fill in a Notice of Intention to Claim form. You can get a copy of this form by calling the Insurance Commission on (08) 9264 3333.
What sort of things are covered in a compensation claim?
Personal injury claims cover things like compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering caused by the accident, past and future medical expenses, loss of wages and future loss of income.