If you've been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Queensland or Western Australia (WA) – whether it was from a car accident, quad bike, motorbike, bicycle, truck or any other type of motor vehicle – Shine Lawyers have motor vehicle accident lawyers who can help you bring about a claim for compensation.
If your injury involves public transport, was caused by a cyclist or as a pedestrian, or by an unidentified or unregistered motor vehicle, we can help you.
Our lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee* basis, which means you don’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end.
How much can I claim for my injuries following a motor vehicle accident?
The amount of compensation you can claim in Queensland or WA will depend on;
- How bad your injuries are
- Your age
- How much you have lost and will lose in wages
- How much care you need
- How much money you have paid and will have to pay out of your own pocket.
Once your injuries have been identified, you’ll need to see a doctor to understand the impact these will have on your future work and enjoyment of life.
This will usually involve visiting one or more medical specialists and them writing a report to support your claim.
How motor vehicle compensation gets calculated in Queensland and WA
Depending on the nature of your motor vehicle claim in Queensland or WA, in most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the motor vehicle injury, and your actual life path since the motor vehicle injury.
Common injuries suffered in car accidents
According to a Department of Transportation study, head injuries are the most common type of injuries suffered in car accidents. This category includes concussions, fractures and even traumatic brain injury resulting in long-term cognitive difficulties.
What can I claim after a motor vehicle accident in Queensland or WA?
Your motor vehicle accident claim will cover all of your physical and psychological injuries and losses, including past and future costs.
Some examples of the things you might be able to claim under Queensland or WA law include:
- Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Home help and nursing provided by anyone, paid or unpaid, if it meets certain conditions.
You can also claim compensation for damage to your motor vehicle and contents separately through your motor vehicle insurance provider.
For many people, the insurer will agree to pay some or all costs for your ongoing treatment, so that you’re not out of pocket while you’re waiting for the claim to be finalised.