If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, here is a brief explanation of some of the organisations and legal terms you are likely to encounter when making a compensation claim in Adelaide.
The word “damages” is what lawyers say when they mean compensation. It generally takes the form of money paid to an injured person by or on behalf of the person who caused the injury.
The injured person is called the “plaintiff” or “claimant”.
The person who caused the accident is called the “defendant”.