Car Accident Lawyers Sunshine Coast
Been in an accident on the road? Protect what matters most to you and right wrong with Shine Lawyers.
Where on the Sunshine Coast can we help you?
No matter where you’re located, our car accident lawyers on the Sunshine Coast can assist with your car accident claim. Visit our friendly and experienced teams at either Caloundra or Maroochydore or contact us over the phone. We’ll listen to what happened in your car accident, understand your injuries and how they’ve impacted your life, and outline your claim options.
If you can’t make it to Caloundra or Maroochydore, we can talk to you over the phone, online or come to you.
Who can make a car accident on the Sunshine Coast?
A car accident can happen in an instant and cause lasting physical and psychological injuries. If you’ve been injured in a car accident in the Sunshine Coast area, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Common types of road accidents include:
Car accidents where children are involved
Quad bike accident
If your loved one is fatally injured on the road, you could experience significant financial difficulties. Our car accident lawyers on the Sunshine Coast can help if you or a loved one have been injured on the road. Get the right legal advice with an obligation-free initial consultation today.
What injuries can you claim for if you’ve been in a car accident on the Sunshine Coast?
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, your daily life and work activities may be impacted. Your injuries may mean you need rehabilitation before returning to work. Shine’s Sunshine Coast traffic lawyers in Caloundra and Maroochydore can help you to make a compensation claim for your injuries, which may include:
Making a compulsory third-party insurance claim for a Sunshine Coast car accident
If you’ve been injured in a road accident and can prove another person was at fault, you could make a compulsory third party insurance claim (CTP claim) for injury compensation. CTP insurance is compulsory in Australia and is connected to a vehicle’s registration. A driver with CTP insurance is protected from financial impact if their vehicle is involved in a car accident on the Sunshine Coast or elsewhere, and people are injured.
If you’ve been injured in a Queensland car accident and can’t identify the at-fault driver (or the other driver was unregistered) you can make a compensation claim against the nominal defendant. You must first prove you’ve done everything you can to identify the at-fault driver. Your car accident lawyers on the Sunshine Coast can help you with this.
What can you claim for?
What you can claim depends on the extent of your injuries and your personal circumstances. You may be eligible to claim compensation for:
Medical and rehabilitation expenses
Pain and suffering
Care and help provided by friends, family or any other individual
How long does a car accident compensation claim take?
The length of time for a car accident compensation claim depends on:
The medical and/or rehabilitation treatment you need
Strict time limitations apply for lodging a car accident claim. Getting the right legal advice after you’ve been injured is critical to ensuring you can claim the compensation you’re eligible for.
Ensuring everyone has access to justice is important to us. That’s why we offer our car accident services on a No Win, No Fee* basis. This means you won’t have to worry about legal fees unless we receive a successful outcome for you.
Additional claim types
Depending on the circumstances of your Sunshine Coast car accident compensation claim, you may be eligible for other forms of compensation. Our expert team will closely assess the circumstances of your accident and help you understand your options. You may be able to claim compensation for:
Preparing for a Sunshine Coast car accident injury compensation claim
The process for making a Sunshine Coast car accident compensation claim includes several steps, detailed below. You can also follow our tips for what to do after a car accident.
Report the accident
Report the accident to the Queensland Police. Our traffic lawyers on the Sunshine Coast can help you to do this if you haven’t already
Take photographs or video footage of the road accident site and of your injuries
Write down what happened to you, including the contact details of any witnesses
Keep a copy of any communications you receive from the at-fault driver, including texts and emails
Seek medical treatment from a doctor (preferably your own doctor) for your injuries. Ask your doctor for a medical certificate or report. This can support your injury compensation claim.
Check if you have a claim with our simple, free online tool.
What we will ask:
Details about the accident and injuries that have happened to you or your loved one
Basic personal information that is relevant and necessary for your claim
What happens next:
Either book a no-obligation appointment with a motor vehicle accident legal expert right away or,
Speak with our team about your options
Sunshine Coast car accident FAQs
Do I need a Sunshine Coast traffic lawyer or can I represent myself?
When you or your loved one is injured in a Sunshine Coast car accident, you can represent yourself to make a claim for compensation. However, an experienced car accident lawyer on the Sunshine Coast will have a thorough understanding of:
The relevant law
Strict time limits that apply to making an injury compensation claim
Your legal rights and entitlements
A commitment to actively pursuing your claim on your behalf
Without the right legal advice and support from an experienced traffic lawyer on the Sunshine Coast, you may not receive the injury compensation you’re entitled to.
Why trust Shine Lawyers to be my car accident lawyer on the Sunshine Coast?
We have helped thousands of Australians right wrong and access more than $ billion in entitlements and compensation through our expert services. 95% of the cases we represent are settled without the stress of going to court.
We offer access to affordable legal advice, including as your No Win No Fee lawyers on the Sunshine Coast. We can meet with you online, over the telephone or in person for an obligation-free initial consultation so you can understand your rights and know where you stand.
Are there Shine car accident lawyers on the Sunshine Coast?
If you can't find a location near you, we can easily arrange an obligation-free virtual or telephone appointment or meet at a location that’s comfortable and convenient for you. No matter where you’re located, we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.
Can I access car accident injury compensation if the other person is not insured or I can’t identify the at-fault driver?
Yes. If the at-fault vehicle was registered, you will be able to claim via their CTP insurance.
If the vehicle is unregistered or you can’t find the at-fault driver, there may be injury compensation options available. Strict time limits apply so we suggest you contact Shine’s car accident lawyers on the Sunshine Coast for assistance.
If you’ve been in a car accident hit and run and can’t identify the at-fault driver – or if the driver refuses to give you their insurance details – contact Shine’s traffic lawyers on the Sunshine Coast. We can help you, even if there’s been a failure to exchange details after a car accident.