General Legal Action / Financial Loss Claims
When you are considering legal action there are two broad principles to consider.
Firstly, it is ideal if you have available good legal advice from an experienced solicitor. Your solicitor will be aware of details and legal precedents which may not be known to you.
Second, and importantly, you should obtain advice from an independent adviser (a solicitor) who is not so close to the matter and sees things through different eyes. This can make a big difference … help bring on a beneficial outcome.
Calculating the amount of a claim and proving a claim is a sophisticated process which requires experience and care. For example, insurance companies will not pay a claim, or will heavily discount a claim, that lacks adequate supporting evidence or credibility. Don’t be guided by someone down the street – seek the advice of an experienced solicitor.
During your first appointment with one of our solicitors they may be able to indicate to you whether you have a worthwhile claim, or a defence for a claim against you. We will tell you if a claim you are considering making is too risky.
Scammell & Co. have 6 offices located throughout South Australia including Adelaide CBD, Port Adelaide, Walkerville, Gawler, Renmark and Tanunda. Call or email us today to speak with a lawyer about your matter, or to book an appointment at an office convenient to you.
FAQs Click on the questions below to reveal the answer.
What are compensation claims and other types of claims?
What is the method for calculating damages (the amount of the claim)?
Which Court will hear my case?
Is there a time limit?
However, it is prudent to be quick. If you delay, you run the risk of your claim being barred by lapse of time.
Some cases have much shorter time limits, e.g. as little as two days.
Free legal advice.
If you have some questions, want some advice or want to get the process underway, contact Scammell & Co. to arrange a meeting. In many cases (not all) the first 30 minutes of your first meeting is free. This can give time to outline your matter and for us to give you preliminary advice.
235 St Vincent Street,
South Australia 5015
(08) 8447 4466
107 Walkerville Tce,
South Australia 5081
(08) 8342 0300