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Searching for Brisbane car accident lawyers or a motor vehicle accident lawyer? Splatt Lawyers help when you are injured in a QLD car crash or collision. You can claim compensation when you sustain a physical or psychological road injury, and our no win, no fee lawyers provide expert legal advice.

Our Brisbane lawyers are 30+ year experts in accident compensation legal advice for personal injury claims relating to:

Understanding your legal rights is free. Call now at 1800 700 125.

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Claiming Compensation for Queensland Road Injuries

The Motor Accident Compensation Act 1994 (the Act) governs your legal right to claim compensation for injuries sustained on Queensland roads.

Furthermore, as per Section 109 of the Act, you can file an application for a vehicle accident compensation claim before a Court within three years either from the:

  • Date of the injury or accident; or
  • Date of death of a person where the injury resulted in death.

At Splatt Lawyers, finding out if you have a claim costs nothing. Pay only when you win and zero if you lose. Call 1800 700 125 to start now.

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Car Accident Lawyers for Injury Claim Legal Advice

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Our motor vehicle accident lawyers help you access compensation when the unexpected happens on Queensland roads, regardless of how you sustained injuries. Please seek legal advice from our injury compensation team now.

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If you’ve had a road collision, you may be entitled to compensation via a CTP insurance claim. Generally, CTP (Compulsory Third Party) insurance is a type of accident insurance that covers the costs associated with any injuries or death caused by road accidents.

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If you have been injured while cycling on Queensland roads, you may be able to make a claim for injury compensation. Particularly when someone else’s negligence or recklessness caused you harm.

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A motorcycle accident can lead to serious injuries. Hence, depending on who was at fault, you might be entitled to claim compensatory damages. Find out how our compensation lawyers help with your CTP insurance payout.

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You could claim injury damages when you have a transport accident in a taxi, uber, bus, coach, train, plane, cruise ship or any other type of public transport accident.

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Pedestrians can be involved in accidents in a variety of circumstances. So, if you were injured due to the fault of someone else, you may be eligible to claim damages.

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A person injured in a hit-and-run accident can still motor accident compensation, even when motor vehicles leave the scene. In this case, your personal injury claim is lodged with the QLD nominal defendant.

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A truck accident can be serious and life-altering events. Sometimes, both the truck driver and motorist suffer debilitating injuries. Find out if you can seek compensation for your harm.

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Unlike other Brisbane car accident compensation law firms, Splatt Lawyers is 100% No Win, No Fee. Hence, when you agree to our expert lawyers managing your legal case, you can relax knowing there are no legal fees, upfront or ongoing costs until you receive a compensation payout. This agreement includes all required medical assessments or reports supporting your claim for accident injuries. 

But, if your case is not successful, you pay nothing. Hence, you have no financial risk for your legal matter. It’s our No Win, No Fee, No Risk guarantee. Contact our Brisbane motor accident injury lawyers now to learn more about our no-risk legal funding policy. Call Now – 1800 700 125

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You’ll want to know how much compensation you can claim for a road accident when a Queensland or Brisbane collision was partially or totally not your fault. Typically, the value of your damages payout varies based on your unique circumstances; however, the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 allows compensation for:

  • Your medical treatment costs – past and future
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Loss of income – past and future
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Cost of domestic assistance and home care (while you were recovering)

Thankfully, it’s free to know what your claim is worth. Please ask our Brisbane car accident lawyers for a free comprehensive case review. Call Now – 1800 700 125.

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Starting a Motor Vehicle Accident Claim

In Queensland, you can start a motor vehicle accident claim when you can prove another motorist was partly or completely at fault for your accident. In this case, our expert motor vehicle accident lawyers guide you through the CTP insurance claim process to a successful settlement. 

Your best choice is to immediately seek legal advice from our road accident lawyers as time limits apply. Here is what we will need to know:

  1. Your traffic accident circumstances and who was to blame, including registration numbers and Queensland police report number.
  2. The motor vehicle incident date
  3. The extent of injuries sustained
  4. Your medical records
  5. Current employment details

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If you think you have a valid vehicle accident claim, you may question – what is the average Queensland motor vehicle accident payout. Generally, the amount of compensation you receive depends on a range of factors, such as the seriousness and long-term effects of your injury. Typically, minor injuries attract smaller payouts, while more serious injuries can attract higher amounts.

Furthermore, the financial value of personal injury claims settled in Queensland is confidential unless a court judgement is reached, which is uncommon. Lump sum compensation settlements are typically mediated, and the results remain confidential. However, data from the Motor Accident Insurance Commission is available for car accident compensation claims.

Injury Severity
Percent of Claims
Average CTP Claim Payout
Minor
75%
$ 82,600
Moderate
12.8%
$ 183,000
Serious
4.9%
$ 358,600
Severe
0.5%
$ 636,600
Critical
0.3%
$ 1,486,400

Accredited Specialist Brisbane Car Accident Lawyers

If you have not had to retain a good Brisbane car accident lawyer before, it could be easy to think they are all the same. Most offer no win no fee funding, and say they are experienced lawyers or accident claim experts. However, this is not the case. Just like all doctors are not the same, all solicitors are not the same. 

Personal injury lawyers who are highly skilled and demonstrate substantial accident compensation expertise can seek accreditation from the Queensland law society. Kerry Splatt is one such lawyer. For many years Kerry has held the title of Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law QLD. So, call now for fast, expert support – 1800 700 125.

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How Do Road Accidents Happen?

Road accidents occur in many different ways. However, some types of transport accidents are more frequent. Typically, Queensland vehicle owners are likely to have a driving mishap if they are:

  • Going too fast
  • Have less driving experience
  • Using a mobile phone
  • Intoxicated by drugs or alcohol
  • Sleep deprived
  • Driving for an extended period without a break
  • Driving aggressively (road rage)

Understanding who is to blame for your traffic accident is the key to achieving a successful compensation settlement. Generally, to win your case, your personal injury law firm must prove who is responsible for your harm and associated loss. Depending on how your accident happened, there may be more than one liable party. Because of this, your best chance of success relies on seeking expert legal representation for your claim.

Sometimes, it can be confusing to know who is the at-fault party, but you can get some idea by considering how your accident happened. Remember that even if you are partly to blame, you could still receive compensation.

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What you do after an automotive accident can impact what you can claim as compensation for your injuries or damage. Immediately following a road accident, you should take these steps:

  1. Collate information from those involved in the accident and any witnesses. Be sure to get their registration details.
  2. Seek medical attention and treatment as soon as possible.
  3. Advise the police of your accident. If you cannot report the accident immediately to the police, you should do so as soon as possible (if the police do not attend the scene).
  4. Seek expert advice regarding your rights. Contact Splatt Lawyers on 1800 860 777. It is free to know your legal situation.

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Contact Splatt Lawyers to understand your legal right to compensation if you had a road accident on Queensland roads.

Brisbane Accident Legal Advice for All Road Users

All drivers have a duty of care for the safety of other motorists. So, when the unexpected happens, and someone is injured in an accident, all not-at-fault Queensland Road users are safeguarded by CTP insurance.

Generally, compulsory third-party insurance is included in Queensland motor vehicle registration and applies to all road users. Regardless of how your accident occurred, our legal team can help, including: 

  • Not-at-fault motor vehicle drivers of cars, utes, vans, and trucks
  • Motorbike riders and motorcyclists
  • Motor vehicle passengers of at-fault and not-at-fault drivers
  • Rideshare and Taxi passengers
  • Cyclists injured on the road
  • E-scooter accidents
  • Hit-and-run accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Public transport accidents
  • Truck accidents

Time Limits for Accident Compensation Claims

If you seek compensation for a motor vehicle accident, please be aware that strict time limits apply to initiate the claims process. Whether you are a driver, passenger, or pedestrian, seek experienced legal advice as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

Expert Car Accident Lawyers in Brisbane

If you have not previously been in a road or auto accident, you may be unaware of the psychological or physical consequences to your health. In this case, you should know your right to make a personal injury claim.

Our injury & accident lawyers have helped many people impacted by a car accident in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Queensland-wide. Our clients have successfully achieved motor vehicle accident compensation for conditions such as:

Table of Car Accident Injuries
Whiplash
Spinal Cord Injuries
Fractures
Soft Tissue Injury
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Psychological Injury
Nervous Shock
PTSD
Severe Burns
Head Injuries
Neck Injuries
Shoulder Injuries
Loss of Limb
Partial or Full Paralysis
Permanent Scarring
How to Claim CTP in Queensland​

In Queensland, the administration of the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) scheme is managed by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC). This regulatory body was founded 1 Sept 1994 and is funded by the levy contained within your CTP insurance premium.

Generally, all registered vehicles must have compulsory third-party insurance (CTP). Hence, when you have a personal injury from a car accident, you bring your action against the vehicle’s driver at fault and their CTP insurer, which means the negligent driver is not personally out-of-pocket due to your claim. This is reassuring when a friend, relative, employer or workmate caused the accident.

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This is an outline of the Queensland CTP claims process:

  1. Complete & submit a claim
  2. Lodgement confirmation
  3. Rehabilitation & Treatment
  4. Liability assessment
  5. Insurer obtains information
  6. Injury stabilised
  7. Claim negotiation
  8. Claim settlement

Splatt Lawyers offers the services and support of compensation lawyers with expertise in motor vehicle accident claims, helping you manage the CTP claims process.

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The 4 Most Common Kinds of QLD Car Crashes

The nature and frequency of auto accidents in Queensland are measured to provide data to improve road performance year after year. These are the most frequent types of motor vehicle collisions.  

Following too close to the car in front, the driver stops unexpectedly, causing a rear-end collision. Generally, these impacts are usually less severe unless travelling at high speed. Furthermore, tailgating is not good driving behaviour and is best avoided.

Single-vehicle crashes generally happen to younger, less experienced drivers. Typically, the motorist misjudges or overcorrects a mistake causing them to run off the road and hit an object or person.

T-bone accidents typically happen when one driver disobeys a red light or a stop sign. Sometimes the driver accelerates, thinking they will beat the light, but they collide with a vehicle travelling in the other direction. This type of negligence can have severe consequences for the other driver, dependent on the speed and impact force.

Merging into a traffic lane can be risky, especially when driving at high speeds. Merging collisions usually happen when motorists fail to check their blind spots adequately. Typically, when two vehicles collide while merging, determining the driver at fault is often difficult. In some cases, both drivers may be equally to blame. However, in other cases, one may be more at fault than the other.

Motor Vehicle Accidents Requiring Injury Hospitalisation

For most Queenslanders, road travel is a daily key driver of our economy. Sadly, many people are hurt or lose their lives, mainly in cars, motorbikes, or bicycles. Below are the Australian statistics for road accident injuries requiring hospitalisation. 

Transport Injury Type
Hospitalisations
Percent
Car Accident Injury
21,327
31%
Motorbike Accident Injury
16,817
25%
Bicycle Accident Injury
16,517
24%
Pedestrian Accident Injury
3,638
5%
Other
10.009
15%
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Motor Vehicle Accident Claim FAQs

You can make a personal injury compensation claim when injured in a Queensland traffic incident that was someone else’s fault.

In this instance, the negligent driver’s CTP insurance company is the target of your car accident claim, and this insurance company is responsible for paying your compensation. In this situation, ask our motor vehicle accident lawyers for help.

To make a successful claim, your first step is to inform the CTP insurer. You can do this yourself or retain a lawyer who is experienced in negotiating with insurers.

Typically, success relies on expert evidence and medical specialist assessments and reports. Be aware that time limits apply when initiating legal action. You might lose out if you miss a deadline. So, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer now for expert legal guidance.

The simple answer is no; the CTP insurer will not pay all your legal costs. However, they may fund some of your legal fees.

How much they pay depends on the number of your damages. Generally, your motor vehicle accident lawyer will let you know under what circumstances the insurance company will pay legal costs and how much.

There is no easy answer to this question. All accident claims are unique, and settlement time is based on your circumstances. 

  1. Your injuries must be stable before commencing mediation.
  2. Your insurance company must accept damages liability.
  3. Your age – the damaged party should be old enough to work before settlement negotiation.

Our motor vehicle accident lawyers will provide a time frame estimate when you contact us for your free case assessment.

At Splatt Lawyers, all our compensation legal services for car accident claims are 100% no win, no fee, so you pay when we win, with no upfront legal costs.

Generally, the amount you are charged for our legal services is dependent on the number of hours of work completed to settle. Plus, the cost of medical assessments and reports required to determine liability and the extent of damages. Furthermore, our legal fees are capped.

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When you have a successful motor accident claim, the CTP insurer funds your compensation payout. You must not be the at-fault driver to win your lump sum claim.

Furthermore, all Queensland motorists have compulsory third-party insurance coverage, so our traffic accident lawyers will lodge your CTP insurance claim against the negligent motorist’s insurance policy.

At Splatt Lawyers, a common question asked of our car accident lawyers is, will my claim go to court?

The simple answer is that most car accident claims are resolved by informal negotiation and conference with the CTP insurer or respondent. This option avoids the significant costs of court proceedings. However, if an agreement cannot be reached in this manner, then we may need court action to claim a lump sum payout.

If you have an accident with an unregistered driver, you can still claim a lump sum payout. In this case, the Nominal Defendant handles your case.

Please understand that particular time limits apply. Generally, you must lodge your case within three months, which can be extended to nine months in exceptional circumstances.

If you have been involved in a car accident that was your fault, you may still be able to claim compensation for any injuries sustained. Depending on your insurance coverage, you might claim through your superannuation or make an income protection insurance claim.

If you were partially responsible for your car accident, you could be assigned a contributory negligence percentage, which would decrease the compensation you receive. Our personal injury lawyers would work to reduce your contribution level to protect your entitlements.

You should be aware that CTP compensation can be withheld if you are to blame for your car accident. If you are unsure whether or not you are eligible for compensation due to fault, it is best to contact our experienced car accident lawyers, who will advise on your situation. 

Splatt Lawyers is a 100% no win, no fee law firm (also known as No Win, No Pay). Our clients can relax knowing they will owe us nothing until we win their injury claim and zero if they lose. This is the Splatt Lawyers 100% mo financial risk guarantee. In addition, our legal fees are capped.

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You could receive financial compensation when you have suffered injuries in a road accident as a passenger. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you could claim a loss for:

  • medical expenses
  • lost wages
  • your pain and suffering damages
  • loss of quality of life and other damages

You must speak with our friendly accident injury lawyers as soon as possible after the incident to determine if you have a case. With Splatt Lawyers, it’s free to know if you can claim.

Claiming compensation for a whiplash injury is a common type of motor vehicle accident claim, particularly for rear-end collisions. You must know your entitlements when injured in a motor vehicle crash and suffering from whiplash, so contact us now.

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You can claim compensation for a Queensland car accident without a solicitor. The Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) provides a claim form you can fill out to receive compensation for injury damages. However, if you are looking for a higher settlement amount or want to speed up the legal process, then it may be beneficial to seek legal representation from an experienced lawyer.

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