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Truck Accident Injury Claim Lawyers QLD

Our expert truck accident lawyers help you make a truck injury claim when you suffer physical or psychological injuries in a Queensland truck crash.

Maybe a friend or family member suffered from injuries sustained in a truck-related collision. Whatever your motor vehicle accident circumstances, you could have the legal right to claim compensation entitlements. In this situation, an experienced truck accident lawyer will guide you through the legal process to a successful outcome.

Splatt Lawyers are 100% no win, no fee personal injury claim specialists. It’s free to understand your circumstances, and you owe us nothing until we win your case. Call Now: 1800 700 125

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Splatt Lawyers has been helping injured motorists and truck drivers for nearly three decades. Our expert truck accident compensation lawyers will assess your case, explain your rights, and help you claim all your entitlements. Initial expert advice is free, and you owe us nothing until we win your case.

With close to thirty years of experience, our team of truck accident lawyers have the know-how you need to get the best outcome. Be certain of your legal rights. Knowing if you have a valid truck accident compensation claim costs nothing.

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How Much Compensation for a QLD Truck Accident?

Every truck accident compensation claim and the settlement amount are different. How much compensation you receive depends on several factors. A financial settlement aims to bring your life back to where it would be had the trucking accident not happened.

The following factors will determine your injury compensation:

  • The severity of your harm
  • The financial loss you have suffered

Your personal injury lawyer will investigate how your physical and psychological injury has affected your life. Your damages calculation will consider the following:

When you contact Splatt Lawyers for your free case review, our accident lawyers will help you understand your entitlements and the approximate value of your case. It’s free to start, and you owe us nothing until we settle your claim. Call Now – 1800 954 153

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100% No Win No Fee Truck Injury Compensation Claims

When Splatt Lawyers manages your truck accident claim, you have no financial risk because of our 100% no win, no fee legal funding, which means:

Some truck accident compensation law firms will ask you to agree to high-interest rate disbursement funding, but not at Splatt Lawyers. We will fund your expert assessments and reports until you win your case and recover these costs at settlement. Our personal injury lawyers do not charge uplift or success fees; we cap our legal fees. Get started now by Calling 1800 800 125

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Can I Make a Truck Accident Compensation Claim?

Let’s say that another driver’s negligence led to a truck-related motor vehicle accident. In that case, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your physical injuries, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and superannuation
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life

You might still be eligible for compensation entitlements for truck accident injuries, even if you contributed to the motor vehicle accident. In this case, you would have contributory negligence. A skilled truck accident lawyer or solicitor will negotiate your contribution percentage so you get the best legal result.

Strict Time Limits for Truck Accident Claims

In Queensland, strict time limits apply to truck accident compensation claims. If you have a truck accident injury, please contact our personal injury lawyers immediately for a free initial appointment.

Generally, when injured in a truck accident, you have nine months from the accident date to claim compensation entitlements, or within one month of speaking with a truck injury lawyer about your case.

However, strict time limits apply for truck accident compensation claims when you do not know the details of the at-fault party (e.g., hit and run accident or driver left the scene). In this case, you have three months to lodge your case with the QLD nominal defendant

The above is a general guideline. You should contact an experienced lawyer about your truck accident claim to know your circumstances. Generally, successful claims rely on expert legal advice.

How People are Injured in Queensland Truck Accidents

Oversized commercial trucks like 18-wheelers and semi-trailers are intimidating on Queensland roads. These massive vehicles are vital for effective supply chains, relocating goods from one location to another. But they can also have a devastating impact when involved in a traffic collision.

If you have a truck road smash, you are three times more likely to die in a light vehicle than in a large commercial truck. About one-third of Queenslanders with a truck-related accident will acquire a high threat to life or catastrophic injuries.

Having your life upended because of an unexpected incident that was not your fault is unfair. In this case, please seek legal advice from our skilled truck accident lawyers.

Determining who is at fault and linking this to your injuries is crucial to a successful truck accident injury claim. Seeking justice for motor vehicle accidents can be a complex claims process. Your case may involve multiple parties with shared liability.

Furthermore, depending on the circumstances of your truck accident and its impact on your life, you might have more than one legal case. Ask a Splatt truck accident lawyer for a free case assessment.

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  • Rollover Accident
  • Wide Turn Compress Accident
  • Car Trapped Under Truck
  • Truck Jack-knife
  • T-bone Collision
  • Truck Tire Explosion
  • Blind Spot Crash
  • Rear-End Truck Collision
  • Loose Cargo
  • Brake Failure
  • DUI Trucker Collisions

Who Funds My Truck Accident Compensation Payout?

Insurance policies for large trucking companies cover financial losses if someone is hurt. All their heavy vehicles will have insurance coverage. The Motor Accident Compensation Act 1994 established Queensland’s compulsory third-party insurance scheme. Every QLD Road user has CTP (Compulsory Third Party) insurance in their vehicle registration.

If you’re injured in a truck accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance provider will pay out your compensation claim. Our accident lawyers will manage the insurance claim process, guiding you to a successful outcome.

Truck Accident Workers Compensation Claim

Workers’ compensation occasionally covers truck driver injuries. You could make a workers’ compensation claim if you are a trucker or other motorist travelling to or from work or for job-related purposes and are injured in a truck accident. This legal action could be in addition to other motor vehicle accident claims.

If you have significant injuries that cause long-term physical or psychological damage, you could be eligible to claim whole person impairment and a common law damages claim.

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How Do Truck Accidents Happen?


Commercial truckers work in company supply chains with a relentless demand to increase productivity and reduce costs. There are strict time frames for transporting goods, with consequences for late arrivals. Because of this, truck driving is a dangerous industry with speed and breaking road rules, risking other motorists’ safety.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) specifies the standard service hours for truck drivers in Australia. Operators of vehicles over 4.5 tons cannot work more than 72 hours in a 7-day week and more than 12 hours in a 24 hour period. Sometimes rules are broken, or drivers push their limits with a heavy work schedule. Lack of sleep and fatigue are common in the transport industry, resulting in reduced attention when driving.

Like other transport industries, a well-maintained vehicle is essential for a good outcome. Poor maintenance (particularly brakes and tyres) can lead to unexpected consequences.

When sharing the road with oversized vehicles like semi-trailers and big rigs, motorists need to allow space for trucks to brake, change lanes, merge etc. Because large commercial vehicles weigh several tons, they require more road space to slow down and stop. Failure by other motorists to anticipate can result in a collision.

Experienced and well-trained truckers can be the difference between a safe road experience and a horrific accident—the risk of harm increases when commercial drivers lack training.

Commercial truck drivers can travel long distances in 24 hours, and it takes a higher concentration level to control a heavy moving vehicle, so taking regular breaks is essential. Failure to do so can have unintended consequences.

Driving with impaired judgement is a significant factor in road collisions. When a heavy semi-truck is involved, the outcome can be devastating injuries or a fatal crash.

It would help if you had your full attention when driving a large truck on a busy highway. Taking your eyes off the road for seconds can cause a rollover accident or end someone’s life, including your own.

How Personal Injury Lawyers Help with Truck Accident Claims

When you have been harmed by truck driver negligence, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer & effective legal representation. An essential component of a successful compensation claim is establishing who is the legally liable party and how their negligence has impacted your life.

If you are a truck accident victim, our knowledgeable truck injury lawyers will support you through the legal process, guiding you to a step-by-step successful outcome. Understanding your circumstances is free; you pay nothing until we win your case.

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Truck Accident Lawyers Near Me

Knowing that legal assistance is available in Brisbane or Queensland when you experience an unexpected truck accident is comforting. We will have skilled accident compensation lawyers near you in eight convenient locations, from Cairns to the Gold Coast.

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Truck Accident Compensation Claims FAQs

Commercial vehicle accidents occur daily across Australia, and many people suffer serious injuries. Some injured victims file compensation claims against the negligent party responsible for causing the crash. However, it is essential to know if your case is worth pursuing.

When you hire a skilled truck accident lawyer, they will investigate your compensation claim thoroughly to determine the cause of your collision and identify all responsible parties. This process includes researching the trucking companies involved and collating compelling evidence to support your case. At Splatt Lawyers, there is no charge for up-front legal advice.

Driver fatigue is deadly because no one knows when they will fall asleep. Even if you do not fall asleep at the wheel, it reduces your concentration and decreases your reaction time, making it harder to brake or steer properly.

• Driving while fatigued impairs your ability to pay attention and respond to hazards.
• You are less likely to notice traffic signs and signals, such as stop lights and signs.
• Your reaction times slow down.
• Braking distances increase.
• Speeding up to avoid hitting something increases.
• Steering becomes difficult, and distractions are more frequent.
• You may start driving erratically or even lose consciousness.

You should speak with our commercial truck injury lawyers if you are harmed in a minor truck collision and have financial and emotional losses. We know how small and large accidents like those involving big trucks can affect people financially and emotionally. 

These massive vehicles can weigh many tons, whether you refer to them as semis, 18-wheelers, tractors, trailers, or big rigs. In contrast, the average passenger car weighs substantially less. The difference in mass alone makes collisions involving heavy trucks very dangerous.

Our accident lawyers know what it takes to recover damages for injuries caused by trucking companies. They can help you with a truck accident compensation claim for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income and other costs associated with being involved in a commercial vehicle accident.

  1. Wait for law enforcement officers to arrive. Large vehicle accidents usually require police to attend the scene.
  2. Seek medical treatment
  3. Limit your conversation with other drivers because admitting liability at an accident scene is easy. Apologising for the traffic accident is an admission that you did something wrong.
  4. Record vehicle registrations, driver details, location, date, time and weather conditions
  5. Get witness statements if you can
  6. Write down your version of events following the truck crash as soon as possible.
  7. Get copies of police reports and treating medical reports.
  8. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to understand your rights.

Negligence is a common cause of trucking accidents. Negligent acts like driving while tired or falling asleep at the wheel are the second leading cause of fatal truck accidents, behind improper maintenance.

Negligence can take many different forms. For example, a truck driver might fail to maintain his vehicle correctly, improperly load cargo onto their commercial vehicle, fall asleep at the wheel, or otherwise make mistakes, causing an accident. Some types of negligence are more straightforward to prove than others.

For instance, it’s relatively easy to show that a truck driver snoozes at the wheel because there are numerous ways to document such behaviour. However, proving that truck drivers do not adequately maintain vehicles requires evidence beyond just showing that the trucker failed to do something—it must show that he didn’t do anything. This type of proof usually takes the form of expert testimony.

Our accident lawyers know how this works and are here to help.

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