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Car Accident Lawyers Sunshine Coast

Been in an accident on the road? Protect what matters most to you and right wrong with Shine Lawyers. 

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:

  • Loss of income

  • 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: 

  • Your injury 

  • The medical and/or rehabilitation treatment you need 

  • Your recovery  

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. 

*Conditions apply. 

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

Medical certificate 

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.  

Contact Shine Lawyers 

Find out if you are eligible to make a compensation claim with our fast and free online tool or contact our Caloundra or Maroochydore branches for an obligation-free legal consultation. 

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.  

*Conditions apply 

Are there Shine car accident lawyers on the Sunshine Coast?

If you’d like to speak to our Sunshine Coast traffic lawyers regarding your motor vehicle accident, we have offices in Caloundra and Maroochydore, and in 22 other Queensland locations

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.

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