If you have been involved in a car accident in Queensland or Western Australia (WA) and suffered a whiplash injury, back injury, neck injury, spinal injury or any other type of injury as a result, it’s important to realise that you may have a claim for compensation under QLD or WA compensation law. Whether you were the driver or the passenger, driving for work purposes or otherwise, you may be entitled to make a car accident compensation claim.
Shine Lawyers have car accident lawyers that can provide legal advice following an accident or injury. All of our car accident lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee guarantee, which means you don’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end.
What can I claim car accident compensation for?
If you make a claim for compensation under Queensland or WA law following a car accident, the amount of compensation you can receive depends on a number of things such as:
- How severe your injuries are
- How much you have lost and will lose in wages
- How much care you need
- How much you have paid out of your own pocket.
Any damage to your own car or the contents in your car can usually be claimed through your own car insurance provider. Sometimes, the insurer will agree to pay for some or all of the costs for your ongoing treatment, so that you’re not out of pocket while you’re waiting for the claim to be finalised.
The car accident claims process in Queensland and WA
Our car accident lawyers in Queensland and WA can help you find out your rights when it comes to making a compensation claim under law. No two car accident compensation claims are the same. However, the video below provides a simple, general guide to bringing a compensation claim with Shine Lawyers:
This page is written specifically for a Queensland or Western Australian audience. Restrictions in these states prohibited us from showing certain information regarding our legal services, so if you are located outside these states please click here for information on car accident law.
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Common questions about Car Accident Lawyers in Queensland & WA
There are strict time limits that apply when making a car accident compensation claim in Queensland or WA. If you try and bring about a claim after the time limit, your rights to compensation can be severely compromised.
It’s very important you seek legal advice as soon as possible following a car accident so that your rights are not compromised due to a missed time limit.
Shine Lawyers are expert car accident lawyers in Queensland and WA that can help you determine your rights when it comes to making a compensation claim, and can even help you bring it forward on your behalf if you wish.
Every case is different, with some cases being more complex than others. Having an expert car accident lawyer explain your rights and avenues to compensation can help provide the clarity you need to get a handle on the Queensland or WA legal process. Make sure you obtain the legal services of a professional that thoroughly investigates your situation and the facts of your case.
When it comes to your legal costs, Shine Lawyers work on a No Win No Fee basis for all car accident claims in Queensland and WA, which means you only pay our legal fees if we win your case at the end. The costs themselves depend on the amount of work required to resolve your claim, which really depends on how complex your claim is.
In most cases under Queensland or WA law, it is the insurance company of the person or entity at fault that will pay the compensation to you. The insurance company deals with everything, so the driver or party at fault won’t have to pay out of their own pocket either.
Every case is different, with some cases being much more complex than others. Generally, a car accident claim under Queensland or WA law can take around 12 to 18 months to finalise. It just depends on the facts of your particular case and how severe your injuries are.
It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a compensation claim. Doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward.
Most people making motor vehicle compensation legal claims choose not to act for themselves and instead engage an expert compensation lawyer. The best compensation lawyers can provide the knowledge and experience required to help guide a case to a successful outcome.
Shine Lawyers have offices in the following locations in Queensland and WA. As part of our service offering, home or hospital appointments can be arranged at your convenience.
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
Shine Lawyers are expert car accident lawyers that can help you get the compensation you need under Queensland and WA law.
The below links contain further information regarding your legal options.
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law in Queensland: