Road Accident Claims

If you have been involved in any road accident claim arising from the use of a motor vehicle, bicycle, motorbike, quad bike or truck then you may have a valuable claim for compensation – even if you are partly at fault.

The heads of damages which can be claimed are:

  • General damages for pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • rehabilitation expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Superannuation benefits
  • Commercial value of care and assistance
  • Out of pocket expenses

It is important to obtain expert legal advice to ensure that your claim is protected and compensation entitlements are maximised. Personal injury claims do have time restrictions.

Seek advice from an accredited specialist in personal injury to ensure that your claim is protected and compensation entitlements are maximised.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I still make a claim if the driver at fault was unregistered?

Yes. the compulsory third party scheme in Queensland allows a person who was involved in a motor vehicle accident to maintain a claim against another driver even if they are unregistered.

What if the at fault driver did a hit and run?

It is still possible to pursue a claim against the driver of another vehicle who flees the scene of an accident. The compulsory third party scheme allows us to maintain a claim against an unregistered vehicle, even if it is also unidentified, although some additional steps need to be taken to ensure that such a claim can be maintained. All such steps should be taken as soon as possible and without any delay.  Strict time limits apply to these types of claims. It is important to seek legal advice if you are unsure as to how to proceed in these circumstances.

Who will pay for my injuries and treatment of the injuries during the course of my claim?

In certain circumstances, the compulsory third party insurance of the other driver will pay the reasonable costs of your rehabilitation doing the course of the claim. Such costs are taken into account when the matter proceeds to resolution.

Call can I still claim if I think that I am partly at fault?

You can still claim compensation for injuries sustained as a result of the road accident irrespective of whether you are partly at fault. If it is determined that you are partly at fault, a discount will apply to the overall level of compensation that would otherwise be recovered in your claim.

Do time limits apply to road accident claims?

Yes, various time limits apply to road accident claims.