Who can make a claim regarding car accident law in QLD?
Our team of experts will listen to your situation and outline your options based on your injuries and what occurred during the accident.
Common accidents that may be eligible for a motor vehicle compensation claim include:
Whether you or a loved one has been involved in a road or car incident in Brisbane, Gold Coast or across Regional Queensland, getting the right legal advice from the start is important. Reach out for an obligation-free initial consultation today.
Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance QLD Claims
If you’ve been injured on the road and can prove another person was at fault, a Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance claim can compensate you for your injuries.
You can still make a CTP claim even if the other vehicle was unregistered or unidentified.
What can I claim for?
What you can claim depends on the extent of your injuries and your personal circumstances. You may be eligible to claim:
Medical and rehabilitation expenses
Pain and suffering
Care and help provided by friends, family or any other individual
How long does a motor vehicle compensation claim take?
This depends on your injuries, the treatment you’ll need and your recovery.
Strict time limitations apply when lodging a motor vehicle accident claim. Getting the right legal advice after you’ve been injured is critical to ensuring you are rightfully compensated.
Additional claim types
Depending on the circumstances of your motor vehicle claim and what state the incident happened in, you may be eligible for other forms of compensation. Our expert team will closely assess the details and help you understand your claim options.
They could include:
Preparing for a motor vehicle accident claim in QLD
When preparing to make a motor vehicle claim in Brisane & QLD there are some important steps you need to take which can be found below. If you're looking for a more detailed description, check out our What to do in a car accident checklist.
Reporting the accident
Report the accident to the police. Our Queensland team can help you do this if you haven’t already.
Take photographs or video of the injury and the location where the injury occurred.
Write down what happened to you – including the contact details of any witnesses. Keep any communication that you received from those responsible for your injury.
Get a medical certificate to support your claim, preferably from your own doctor.
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 compensation law expert right away or,
Speak with our friendly Client Care team about your options
Motor vehicle insurance claim process in QLD
We listen and assess your case confidentially
During your initial obligation-free consultation we’ll take the time to listen and understand your individual needs. We’ll then map out the next steps and explain all the options available to you.
We will lodge your claim
We will work with you to ensure your claim form is submitted correctly and in line with the strict time limitations.
We'll build your case and keep you informed
We will work with you to gather all the documentation and medical evidence required to support your claim. You focus on your recovery and rehabilitation, and we’ll take care of the rest whilst always keeping you in the loop.
Once our investigations are complete, we will advise you of the best way forward.
We'll negotiate to settle your claim early
An early settlement involves both parties getting together to discuss the resolution of your claim. We will conduct the negotiations on your behalf.
If required, resolve your claim in court
Only a very small percentage of cases result in a court hearing.
If this happens, our legal experts have the skill and experience to guide you through this.
We will ensure you’re feeling comfortable and confident throughout this process and inform you of what’s required from start to finish. If your claim is successful, you will receive the compensation you deserve, so you can focus on your future.
Do you have a claim?
We're here to make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible.
What is CTP insurance?
Compulsory Third Part Insurance (CTP) is a compulsory insurance required by all states and Territories and Australia. CTP is typically included with your registration costs but this can vary state by state. CTP covers the cost associated with a claim against someone you injured or has died because of a road vehicle accident. This means all motor vehicle accidents with registration are covered by CTP. Due to the complexity, we recommend contacting one of our motor vehicle experts to explore your options further.
Can I access compensation if the other person is not insured?
Yes. If the at fault vehicle was registered, you will be able to claim as insurance is included in the vehicle registration. However, if it doesn’t there may be options available. Strict time limits apply so you should contact a lawyer.
Are there motor vehicle accident lawyers from Shine located in Brisbane, Gold Coast & QLD?
With more than 40 branches across Australia and 1000+ team members, location is no barrier when it comes to accessing Shine Lawyers' legal advice and support.
If you’d like to speak to our Queensland motor vehicle accident team in person, you can see our full list of Queensland locations here.
If you can't find a location near you, we can easily arrange an obligation-free virtual appointment or discuss the option to meet at a location that’s comfortable and convenient for you. No matter where you are located, we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.
Can I represent myself, or do I need a motor vehicle accident lawyer?
Yes, you can however, those who experienced an injury on the road and were represented by a lawyer achieved 13 times the compensation compared with those who did not have a lawyer (Motor Accident Insurance Commission 2022).
A lawyer can help you to understand your legal rights and entitlements and are committed to actively pursuing your case to move it forward.
Why trust Shine to be my motor vehicle accident lawyers?
We have helped thousands of Australians right wrong and access more than $1 billion per year 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 on a No Win, No Fee* basis and an obligation-free initial consultation so you can understand your rights and know where you stand.