If you’ve been injured in a truck accident or truck crash in Queensland or Western Australia (WA), whether as part of work related duties or not, you may be eligible to claim for compensation under QLD or WA law.
Shine Lawyers are truck accident lawyers that can provide legal advice following a motor vehicle accident. Truck accident compensation is often available for back injuries, neck injuries, whiplash injuries, spinal injuries, and other serious injuries.
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.
The truck accident compensation process in Queensland and WA
Shine Lawyers have truck accident lawyers that can advise you of your rights under personal injury law in Queensland and WA. Every case is different and progress is dependent on a number of factors.
Watch the video below for a simple guide on the legal process and accessing compensation after a truck-related accident:
How truck accident compensation gets calculated in Queensland and WA
Every truck accident claim is different. In most instances, the way truck accident compensation in Queensland or WA gets calculated is by placing a monetary value on the gap between your predicted life path before the truck injury, and your actual life path since the truck injury.
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 truck accident law.
Related info: Map of Truck Accidents in Queensland
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Common questions about Truck Accident Lawyers in Queensland & WA
The short answer is yes. In all truck accident compensation claims, strict time limits apply which may restrict your ability to make a claim.
The usual time limit is three years from the date of the incident, but this can vary – which is why it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible following a truck accident or truck crash.
Shine Lawyers are expert truck accident lawyers that can help you find out your rights under personal injury law in Queensland and WA.
Generally, if you have suffered an injury from a truck accident or crash, and the accident was caused by the fault of someone else, you can claim for things like:
- loss of earnings
- medical and hospital expenses
- pain and suffering
- Help you have needed at home
It’s possible that there are other things you can claim for. A lawyer will be able to determine exactly what you might be able to claim after they know the facts of your particular situation.
Shine Lawyers provide truck accident and all personal injury legal services in Queensland and WA on a No Win No Fee guarantee, which means that unless we win your claim at the end, you don’t have to pay our legal costs.
The costs when it comes to making a compensation claim depend on the work required to resolve your claim.
If you are successful in making a truck accident claim for compensation in Queensland or WA, it’s usually the insurance company who pays you the compensation you are entitled to.
The driver, company, or other entity at fault doesn’t pay out of their own pocket, it is all through insurance companies.
Bringing a truck accident claim forward in Queensland or WA can result in a compensation payout. Everyone’s situation is different and compensation really depends on a number of factors including:
- how severe your injuries are,
- your age,
- 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,
Damage to your own truck or the contents within it can generally be claimed through your insurance provider. It’s possible that the insurer will agree to pay for some or all of the costs for your ongoing treatment as well, so that you’re not out of pocket while you’re waiting for the claim to be finalised.
Most truck accident claims litigated in Queensland or WA can take around 12 to 18 months to complete. It is possible that it takes longer than this however, it depends on the extent of your injuries and the facts of your case.
A lawyer should be able to give you a good indication once they know more about your situation.
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 truck accident 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
- Strathpine Centre
- Sunshine Coast
Shine Lawyers are expert truck 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 when it comes to a truck accident claim.
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law in Queensland: