Process for Claiming Compensation after a Motor Vehicle Accident

If you were injured in an accident caused by another motor vehicle driver, you may be eligible for compensation. This includes if you were a driver, passenger, cyclist, or even a pedestrian.

After a car accident, get medical treatment for your injuries immediately and then start the process of making a claim, so you can continue to pay your expenses while you recover.

Making a claim after a motor vehicle accident can be a complex process, but engaging a car accident lawyer will make sure all your options are considered to get you the settlement you deserve.

What you can claim

  •     Loss of past and future income
  •     General damages for pain and suffering
  •     Medical and other expenses, such as travel to and from appointments
  •     Domestic assistance

Note: You can’t claim damage to your vehicle through CTP, as this insurance only covers injury to a third party. However, we can assist you to recover the cost of damage to your vehicle through other means.

Evidence of your claim

You will need to provide evidence of your claim, so make sure you keep records, including:

  •       journal entries or other notes you wrote about the accident
  •       contact details of the other driver and witnesses
  •       photos and videos of the accident and your injuries
  •       employment records, including pay slips and time sheets
  •       medical records
  •       invoices for related expenses.

Compulsory third party insurance

You will make your claim under the other driver’s compulsory third party (CTP) insurance, which every car and truck driver in Queensland must have.

If the other driver was in a different type of vehicle – such as tractor, forklift, bulldozer or bicycle – they will not be covered by CTP. Or they may have been unregistered at the time.

In these cases, we will discuss other avenues for getting you the compensation you deserve. You may also be able to claim as a passenger in a car accident through CTP. 

Your settlement amount

How much you receive will depend on the extent of your injuries and expenses. Someone with severe or permanent injuries will receive more than someone whose life hasn’t been as affected by their accident.

But having a car accident lawyer will ensure all your options are covered and give you the greatest chance of getting what you deserve.

To understand the ranges of compensation for your injury, enter your injuries into our Insurance Compensation Calculator.

How to start

Strict time limits apply to car accident claims, so don’t delay in contacting us for a no-obligation appointment. At this meeting, we will discuss the accident and your injuries, as well as your quality of life since the accident.

We will consider how you derive your income and your ability to keep working with your injuries.

If you’re in the Brisbane, Gold Coast or Northern NSW areas, we can come to your home or place of care to meet with you.

You don’t usually need to go to court – most cases are settled out of court. However, be aware that it could take several months to reach a settlement, depending on the severity of your injuries or complexity of your case.

Reaching out

If you have a claim, we can act for you on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. Our team of expert motor vehicle accident lawyers has a high success rate on claims.

So you have nothing to lose by getting in touch. Contact us for a discussion today.

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