Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers Brisbane
Persons injured in an accident involving a car, truck or motorbike can recover damages for their injuries.
Once a claim is accepted medical treatment is free.
You may also be entitled to damages payment to cover time off work.
All cars, trucks and motorbikes registered in Queensland have Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance. CTP insurance applies regardless of who was driving at the time of the accident. This means that in Queensland anyone injured in accident involving a car, truck or motorbike can recover damages for their injuries from a CTP insurer, unless they were the driver or rider at fault.
Car & Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
Richardson & Lyons’ motor vehicle accident lawyers can help you make a car accident claim to receive compensation for your injuries. In a road accident, personal injury claims are eligible for compensation to cover your medical treatment, pain and suffering, and time off work.
When Should I See a Car Accident Lawyer?
Following a car accident, you should report the incident to police and get the registration number of the other vehicle involved. All motorists in Queensland are legally required to carry Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance. In the event of a traffic accident, you can note down the registration number of the vehicle at fault to identify their CTP insurer. At Richardson & Lyons, our motor vehicle accident claims experts can help you to submit a Notice of Accident Claim Form against the CTP insurer as soon as possible. Car accident compensation is paid out once it is proven that you were not at fault for the accident and sustained a significant injury as a result of the action or inaction of the other party involved.
Types of Motor Accident Injury Claims
Motor vehicle accidents often leave an impact beyond personal injury upon the passengers involved. Indeed, the lasting psychological effects of road trauma can prove tragic for the ongoing quality of life of the victims and their families. Traffic accident injuries may include, but are not limited to:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bone & soft tissue injuries
- Nervous shock & psychological trauma
Car accident claims will seek legitimate compensation for your pain and suffering, regardless of whether your personal injury is a minor bone fracture or life-changing paraplegia.
Other Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
Traffic accident claims are not only limited to cars and their passengers. Motor vehicle accident lawyers can help you to make a claim in the following range of cases:
- A pedestrian, cyclist, or motorcyclist injured in a road accident
- Single vehicle accidents
- Claiming on behalf of a child injured in a road accident
- Claiming on behalf of a family member suffering psychological trauma due to a road accident
- Persons injured by taking evasive action to avoid a road accident
- Persons injured in a motor vehicle accident where the vehicle at fault is unidentified or unregistered
- Passengers injured aboard public transport in a road accident
- Workers injured in a road accident when commuting to and from or travelling on or off-road for work. These include tractor, fork lift, and quad bike accidents.
No matter the circumstances, if you are affected by a road accident it is important to seek legal advice to make a claim as soon as possible.
Accident Compensation for Pain and Suffering
In order for your motor vehicle accident claim to be successful, you must include a medical certificate from your doctor detailing your injuries. Car accident compensation for catastrophic injuries in Queensland may receive free lifetime medical treatment from the National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS), in addition to CTP compensation. Once compensation resulting from a successful motor vehicle accident claims case is received, you will be able to get your payout immediately.
How to Make a Car or Vehicle Accident Claim
Motor vehicle accident claims operate under a strict time limit, so be sure to lodge an initial claim within the first 28 days following your accident. Steps to take in order to ensure your claim has the best chance of success include:
- Report the traffic accident to police in the first instance
- Make note of the registration number of the vehicle at fault to identify their CTP insurer
- File a Notice of Accident Claim Form against the CTP insurer
Then, you may enlist the help of our expert motor vehicle accident lawyers to prove your case at an informal settlement conference. We operate on a No win, no fee basis, so that you can recover from your injury and attend ongoing medical appointments with peace of mind.
Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in Brisbane
At Richardson & Lyons, we are here to offer support throughout the process of your motor vehicle accident claim. Our personal injury lawyers in Brisbane are car accident claims specialists and will seek the compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering caused by your injury. It can be risky to handle a motor vehicle accident claim by yourself, the initial compensation offered to you by a CTP insurer may be insufficient for the seriousness of your injury. Get in touch so that we can secure a fair settlement offer for your personal injury claim from the CTP insurer.