Brisbane Car Accident Lawyer for Motor Vehicle Accidents

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If you have been injured on a Brisbane road in a motor vehicle accident (including car accident, motorbike, bicycle, truck, quad bike or any other motor vehicle), Attwood Marshall Lawyers has an expert team of accredited personal injury lawyers to assist you with making a motor vehicle accident claim for compensation.

If you have suffered an injury, no matter whether you are a driver, passenger, pedestrian, cyclist or motorbike rider, you can claim compensation if the accident was caused (either wholly or partially) by someone other than you.

If you are unable to identify the driver at fault, or if the vehicle at fault was unregistered or uninsured, our team can help you make a compensation claim against the Nominal Defendant which answers the claim like a CTP insurer.

Our Brisbane Lawyers work on a No Win, No Fee basis. What this means is you only pay our fees if you receive a settlement or compensation. If your claim is unsuccessful, we waive your fees and you will not be required to pay for any costs.

Our experienced team are available for a free, no-obligation consultation and can meet with you at our conveniently located office in Brisbane city, or we can come to your home, hospital or another location, or arrange a discussion over the phone or by Zoom.

*Time limits apply – contact us today

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Our Process

1. Get in touch

Tell us your story, we’re here to listen

2. Consultation

Our expert Brisbane legal team will meet with you for your initial consultation

3. Negotiation

You can leave this to our team to handle, who will manage all discussions with the insurer and fight to get you the best result

4. Settlement

We will process your payment as soon as it has been received

Brisbane Motor Accident Claims – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I make a Brisbane motor vehicle compensation claim?

To start your claim, you need to:

  • Obtain legal advice as early as possible
  • Report the accident to Queensland police (if police did not attend the scene)
  • Complete and serve a Claim Form and CTP Medical Certificate on the CTP insurer of the vehicle/driver at fault

We can help you every step of the way. For immediate help, call our team on 1800 621 071.

Am I eligible to claim compensation?

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Brisbane, that was wholly or partially caused by someone else, you can make a claim.

This includes injuries suffered by a driver, passenger, pedestrian, motorbike rider, cyclist or anyone else injured as a result of a motor vehicle collision, or action taken to evade a collision.

To find out whether you are eligible, call us on 1800 621 071.

What can I claim for?

You can claim a lump sum of compensation for losses incurred as a result of your physical and/or psychological injuries.

Depending on your circumstances, a Brisbane motor accident compensation claim can include:

  • General damages, pain and suffering;
  • Income/wage loss, loss of earning capacity, interest, and superannuation;
  • Medical treatment costs (including surgery, hospitalisation, rehabilitation, medical treatment, medication, travel costs);
  • Aids, equipment, wheelchairs, prostheses;
  • Rehabilitation, employment services provider, retraining, and/or return to work costs;
  • Care and assistance provided by relatives/others for things like personal care (grooming, mobilisation, dressing, showering), domestic chores, cleaning, gardening, yard work, driving, home maintenance;
  • Paid/commercial care (e.g. paid cleaner, gardener);
  • Home modification costs;
  • Depending on the value of the claim, the CTP insurer may be required to contribute to a significant portion of the injured person’s legal fees and evidence costs.

How much can I claim?

That amount of compensation you can claim depends on many different variables, such as:

  • The nature, severity and permanency of your injuries;
  • Your age;
  • Your income, qualifications and employment history;
  • The effects of your injuries on your ability to earn income;
  • Your treatment requirements;
  • Your care and assistance requirements;
  • The opinions expressed by your treatment providers and independent medico-legal assessors.

Lawyers are unable to provide an accurate estimation as to the value of your claim until your injuries are deemed medically stable and stationary. At this point, you will be assessed by independent medico-legal assessors who provide reports on the effects of your injuries on all aspects of your life.

What benefits do I receive while I wait for my claim to resolve?

While an injured claimant is waiting to resolve their lump sum compensation claim with the insurer, they often receive ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitation costs paid for by the insurer. Where the insurer admits liability for the accident, the insurer is required to fund all reasonable and necessary treatment and rehabilitation costs on behalf of the injured claimant as the claim progresses.

The CTP insurer admits liability in most cases – often only 1-2 weeks after the claim form is lodged.

If the CTP insurer denies liability, the insurer will not fund treatment and rehabilitation costs over the course of the claim.

The insurer is not required to pay weekly payments or income loss payments over the course of the claim. However, if the claim is successful, the insurer will backpay the injured person for all income loss (including interest and superannuation) that the injured person incurred as a result of their injuries.

Will I have to go to court?

It is highly unlikely you will have to go to court.  Most motor vehicle accident claims are settled out of court, informally, or at a settlement conference.

How long will my claim take?

The length of a compensation claim depends on how long the person’s injuries take to stabilise and what the parties’ attitudes are towards settling the claim.

Generally, a claim will take 12-18 months unless the claim is complicated or involves serious injuries.

How much does it cost to make a claim?

Attwood Marshall Lawyers work on a No Win No Fee basis, which means that we defer your legal fees and we pay your disbursements and evidence costs on your behalf until the end of your claim. If we don’t win your claim, you do not have to pay our legal costs – we waive them entirely.

Do time limits apply?

Yes!

For a standard claim:

The Notice of Accident Claim Form must be served on the insurer within 9 months of the accident (or date of first symptoms) or a reasonable excuse for delay will be required. The 9-month time limit is usually not fatal to a compensation claim.

For a Nominal Defendant claim:

If the driver/defendant vehicle is unable to be identified (or the defendant vehicle is uninsured/unregistered) then an injured person can still make a claim by serving the Claim Form on the Nominal Defendant. The Nominal Defendant answers the claim as if it is the CTP insurer.

A claim against the Nominal Defendant must be served within 3 months of the accident or a reasonable excuse for delay is required. The claim must be served and compliant within 9 months of the accident or the claim will be statute barred and you will be permanently prevented from making a claim after that date.

Three Year Time Limitation:

A compliant claim form must be served and the claim commenced in court (or otherwise have its time limitation protected) within 3 years of the date of the accident or the claim will be statute-barred and you will be prevented from making a claim after that date.

For minors (under the age of 18), the three-year time limitation does not expire until three years after their 18th birthday (i.e. on the date of their 21st birthday).

Strict time limits apply. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident it is imperative that you obtain legal advice as soon as possible.  Call us on 1800 621 071.

Why should I choose Attwood Marshall Lawyers?

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Attwood Marshall Lawyers are Brisbane’s longest standing and most trusted lawyers to help you with your compensation claim. We have been providing expert legal services throughout Queensland for 75 years and offer:

  • Our No Win No Fee Promise
  • Free, no-obligation initial and confidential consultation
  • Immediate assessment of your claim
  • No upfront costs
  • Expert Brisbane legal team led by Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law
  • 24 Hour Availability (late nights, weekends, public holidays)
  • Home and hospital visits throughout Brisbane

Our Brisbane lawyers are trained to listen and connect with you to ensure that we understand your story and what is important to you.

We act on a No Win No Fee basis.

We know that making a claim for compensation can be a daunting process. We are here to assist you every step of the way. We are driven to achieve optimum results for you in the shortest time frame and with as little stress as possible. We take care of your claims process so you can focus on your health and wellbeing.

No Win, No Fee Brisbane Car Accident Lawyers

Attwood Marshall Lawyers act on a No Win, No Fee basis on almost all compensation claims, so you only pay our fees if you win your case and receive compensation. There are no upfront costs. We offer a free, no-obligation and confidential discussion to find out where you stand.

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