Motor Accident Lawyers in Brisbane
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, which was not your fault, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. This includes accidents in which you are a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian. It also includes instances where the vehicle at fault is uninsured or unregistered. Further, you do not need to be an Australian citizen in order to claim injury compensation.Contact our car accident lawyers in Brisbane for more information.
What Can I Claim?
The law states that if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, which was the fault of another party, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Such compensation may include amounts for:-
- Economic Loss (or loss of income);
- Medical and Hospital Expenses (past and future);
- Rehabilitation Expenses (past and future);
- An amount for care and services provided by family members or professional caregivers;
- An amount for pain and suffering.
However this list is not extensive and the type and amount of compensation claimable will depend on each individual case.
What Kind of Injuries Can I Claim For?
- Physical Injuries;
- Accidents where someone has been killed (claims may be made by a dependant of the deceased);
- Psychological Injuries (including post-traumatic stress, depression etc);
- Serious brain damage/serious physical injuries;
- Injuries to children (including unborn babies).
How Do We Charge?
As motor accident solicitors in Brisbane, We offer free initial consultations for all motor vehicle accident enquiries. We also work on a 'No Win, No Fee' basis for claims that we agree to run. This means that we will not require any payment from you in regard to our fees, unless we obtain a successful outcome. We also cover the cost of all outlays on your behalf throughout the running of your claim. Not all car accident lawyers in Brisbane will be willing to cover the cost of outlays and some may ask you to pay these fees yourself. Outlays include expenses such as medical reports, the cost of obtaining medical records, barrister fees and Court fees.
Should I Obtain Legal Advice?
There are strict time limits that apply to making a claim for personal injury in Queensland. Therefore, you should consult with a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident in order to ensure that your legal rights are being protected.
The law is often complicated and confusing for someone who is not familiar with how it works. Further, Insurance companies are not on your side and it is not their job to ensure that your legal rights are being protected. Therefore, in order to ensure that your legal rights are being protected and that you get the maximum compensation that you are legally entitled to, you should obtain legal advice from car accident lawyers in Brisbane as soon as possible.
Who Am I Suing?
In most instances the driver at fault will have CTP (Compulsory Third Party Insurance), which is included as part of vehicle registration costs in Queensland. In these cases the driver's CTP Insurer will be responsible for paying compensation to the injured person. For unregistered or unidentified vehicles the claim will be made against the Nominal Defendant (a government body).
If you wish to discuss any of the above in more detail or have further questions then please contact us on 1300 884 931.