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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 could claim compensation when you sustain a physical or psychological road injury & our No Win No Fee lawyers help with expert legal advice.

Our experienced lawyers offer accident compensation legal advice for personal injury claims relating to:

Our Brisbane solicitors are 28+ years experts in acting for people with personal injury from car accidents. Understanding your legal rights is free – Call Now at 1800 700 125.

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Claiming Compensation for Queensland Road Injuries

Your legal right to claim compensation for Queensland road injuries is covered by the Motor Accident Compensation Act 1994 (the Act).

Furthermore, in accordance with 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 now from our personal injury team.

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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 personal injury insurance that covers the costs associated with any injuries or death caused by a motor vehicle accident.

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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, 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 case. 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
  • Costs of 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 & Car Accidents Happen?

The causes of automotive vehicle accidents are many and varied. 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
  • Are distracted by a mobile phone
  • Intoxicated by drugs or alcohol
  • Have not had enough sleep
  • Been 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 there are 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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Infographic of car accident compensation claim timeline

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%

When the unexpected happens, and you have a Brisbane or Queensland automotive accident, it’s good to know legal help is close by. With ten convenient locations from Cairns to the Gold Coast, there is sure to be a skilled motor vehicle accident lawyer near you now. Choose your location: ToowoombaLoganIpswichCabooltureBundabergCairns and Townsville, BrisbaneSunshine CoastGold Coast

Motor Vehicle Accident Claim FAQs

You might have a potential personal injury compensation claim when injured in a Queensland traffic incident. 

In this case, your car accident claim is made against the CTP insurance company of the vehicle driven by the negligent motorist, and this insurance company is liable to fund 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 experienced in negotiating with insurance companies.

Typically, success relies on expert evidence and medical specialist assessments and reports. Be aware that time limits apply for 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 pay some of your legal fees.

How much they pay relies 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 legal services for motor vehicle 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, your compensation payout is funded by the CTP insurer. Generally, to win your accident injury claim, you must not be the at-fault driver.

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

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

The simple answer is most car accident claims are resolved through informal negotiation and conference with the CTP Insurer or Respondent. This is often the best option as it avoids the significant costs of court proceedings. However, if an agreement cannot be reached in this manner, then we may need court action to seek compensation.

At our compensation law firm, we understand that navigating the claims process can be overwhelming and stressful. That’s why our experienced road accident injury lawyers are here to help guide you through every step of the way. We will do our utmost to resolve your matter without resorting to court proceedings. With Splatt Lawyers, you can take comfort in the knowledge we settle 99% of accident injury claims out of court.

If you have an accident with an unregistered driver, you can still make a motor accident compensation claim. In this case, the Nominal Defendant handles your case.

Please understand  – special time limits apply. Generally, you must lodge your claim within three months, which can be extended to nine months in special circumstances. You have nine months from the accident date to submit your claim for at-fault vehicles that aren’t registered.

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 amount of compensation you receive. Our lawyers would work to reduce your level of contribution 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. Furthermore, they will provide more information on what types of compensation may be available and your next steps.

Splatt Lawyers are here to help you access all your legal entitlements when you suffer an injury that is not your fault. You should not endure a loss of income, superannuation, or medical expenses because of another’s negligence.

For this reason, we provide 100% No Win, No Fee Financing (also known as No Win, No Pay) for all our valued clients. We can relax knowing you will pay us nothing until we win your injury claim and nothing if you lose. This is the Splatt Lawyers 100% No Win, No Fee 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

It is important to speak with our friendly accident injury lawyers as soon as possible after the incident in order 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.

Generally, successful CTP insurance claims, or common law claims, include damages for pain and suffering. past & future medical expenses, cost of domestic assistance, rehabilitation expenses and more. In this situation, seeking legal advice is your best option.

You should know your entitlements when injured in a motor vehicle crash and suffering from whiplash.

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In the event of a Queensland car accident, you can claim compensation without a solicitor. The Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) provides a claim form that the claimant can fill out to receive compensation for damages and injuries. 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.

Large insurance companies are more likely to engage in the negotiation process when they are dealing with an experienced injury claim lawyer. Generally, you are more likely to achieve your desired outcome when a solicitor or lawyer negotiates your settlement. Having an expert on your side can also help navigate any complex paperwork and ensure that you are protected throughout the process.

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