Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer Brisbane

No Win, No Fee Guarantee

If you have been injured on a Brisbane road in a motor vehicle accident, whether you were driving, a passenger, walking, biking, or riding a motorcycle, you may be entitled to compensation if someone else was at fault, either partially or entirely. Attwood Marshall Lawyers has an expert team of accredited car accident lawyers to assist you in obtaining meaningful compensation to help you with your recovery and financial security.

The aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming, both physically and emotionally. That’s why we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Our compassionate team is dedicated to ensuring people who have suffered significant injury in a road accident can receive the support they need during this difficult time.

Even if you are injured in an accident and 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 operate on a No Win, No Fee basis. What this means is you won’t incur fees unless you receive a settlement or compensation. In the event that your claim is unsuccessful, we waive our fees, and you won’t be responsible for any costs.

Our experienced team is available for a free, no-obligation consultation and can meet with you at our office in Brisbane city, or a location convenient to you including your home, the hospital or another preferred venue. We can also arrange discussions over the phone or by Zoom.

*Please note that there are time limits for taking action following a motor vehicle accident – contact us today on 1800 621 071 to discuss your case.

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Find out where you stand and how to get your motor accident claim underway by sitting down with one of our compensation lawyers.

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To find out about what’s involved when making a motor vehicle accident claim and what you might be entitled to claim in Queensland, provide your details and our Information Pack will be sent to your inbox. 

Our Car Accident Claims Process

Our Workers Compensation Claims Process - Step 1

1. Get in touch

Tell us about your accident and the injury you sustained, we’re here to listen.

Our Workers Compensation Claims Process - Step 2

2. Consultation

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

Our Workers Compensation Claims Process - Step 3

3. Negotiation

Your handle all communications and negotiations with the insurer and fight to get you the best result.

Our Workers Compensation Claims Process - Step 4

4. Settlement

We will process your payment as soon as it has been received, so you can put this matter behind you.

Brisbane Motor Accident Claims – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our car accident lawyers Brisbane work on 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.

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.

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 car accident solicitors 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.

Meet our Compensation Law team

Our dedicated team of lawyers who practice exclusively in compensation law and personal injury claims can assist with all compensation claims on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis.

Jeff Garrett - Legal Practice Director - Wills & Estates, Estate Litigation, Property & Commercial, Compensation Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, Racing & Equine Law

Jeff

Garrett

Legal Practice Director
Wills & Estates, Estate Litigation, Property & Commercial, Compensation Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, Racing & Equine Law
Jeremy Roche - Partner - Compensation Law

Jeremy

Roche

Partner
Compensation Law

Tyra

Hall

Department Manager
Compensation Law
Henry Garrett - Associate - Compensation Law

Henry

Garrett

Senior Associate
Compensation Law
Tina Davis Compensation Law Associate Attwood Marshall Lawyers

Tina

Davis

Senior Associate
Compensation Law

Yasmine

Chalvatzis

Lawyer
Compensation Law
Amy Lewis Senior Paralegal - Compensation Law

Amy

Lewis

Senior Paralegal
Compensation Law
Sue Davidson - Senior Paralegal - Compensation Law

Sue

Davidson

Senior Paralegal
Compensation Law

Words from our clients

With integrity, understanding, and responsibility, our primary goal is to positively impact people’s lives. We understand that being involved in an accident can be one of life’s toughest challenges to navigate. Therefore, we are committed to supporting our clients throughout their journey. We prioritise open and ongoing communication, ensuring they are always informed about the progress of their case and receive the support they need. 

"These are the best possible lawyers you can get! Henry Garrett was working on my car accident case and was very thorough with everything, giving me the perspective of a realistic outcome, unlike other lawyers who were just trying to get the case. Three long years and it's done. Thank you for everything."
Lana
"The team helped me through an extremely hard time of my life, to achieve the best outcome possible in my circumstances. Thank you, Henry, Amy, Sue, Jeremy and the rest."
Kylie
"I cannot speak highly enough of Amy Lewis and Jeff Garrett from Attwood Marshall Lawyers for all their guidance, knowledge and dedication in our recent claim. Amy was outstanding keeping us informed every step of the way. I would not hesitate in using Amy and Attwood Marshall Lawyers again."
Michelle
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No Win, No Fee Car Accident Lawyers Brisbane

Our Brisbane Personal Injury 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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