Your Personal Injury Lawyers in Brisbane

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents can occur at any time and the effects range from devastating tragedies to temporary inconveniences.

Whatever the outcome, we can help you with seeking adequate compensation.

CTP Claims

In Queensland, motorists are required to be insured under Compulsory Third Party (CTP) policies.

The Motor Accident Insurance Act provides a framework for the claims process.

  • For registered vehicles, the claim is lodged with a CTP insurer.
  • For unregistered and in some instances, unidentified vehicles, the claim is lodged with the Nominal Defendant, a statutory body established to provide cover in the circumstances.

Strict time limits apply for lodging a claim.

The Motor Accident Insurance Act framework enables the injured person to receive early medical treatment and rehabilitation and prescribes an opportunity for the insurer to consider an early resolution without the need to proceed to litigation.

Car Accident Medical Reports

Usually, once the injured person has received a medical treatment and doctors have considered the injuries stable (unlikely to improve or deteriorate), a medico-legal examination will occur.

It is all important that the injured person has access to the proper medical specialist for the purpose of this assessment.

We can recommend the right medico-legal assessor for your injury.

Once the medical reports have been obtained, the insurer and the injured person will try to negotiate a settlement.

Almost all claims are settled out of court to minimise the costs.

Damages in Car Accident Claims

At the time of negotiations, our personal injury lawyers will advise you of your entitlements including for components such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of income
  • Future loss of income and earning capacity
  • Medical treatment and associated expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Loss of superannuation
  • Gratuitous care and assistance from family and friends
  • Paid commercial care and assistance
  • Retraining costs
  • Aid equipment
  • Housing modification costs
  • Vehicle modification costs

No Win — No Fee

In personal injury matters we offer our clients a No Win No Fee service.

We will provide you with our legal services without cost to you until you receive payment as the result of a successful outcome of your case.

Competitive 35% Fee Cap

It Won't Cost You A Cent to Know Where You Stand

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you are injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Queensland as a driver, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian and you are not at fault, you will be entitled to bring a claim against the CTP insurer of the vehicle at fault.

If your passengers were injured, but you were the driver at fault they are still entitled to bring a claim.

  1. Take the name and address from the at fault driver.
    We would recommend taking photographs of the accident scene including the damage sustained by the vehicles.
  2. Notify Police.
    If the Police do not attend visit your nearest police station to report the accident.
  3. Seek medical attention.
    Make sure you seek immediate medical attention for a full medical check up.
  4. Contact Corney & Lind Lawyers.
    Contact our office to discuss your accident. We will start your claim process within 24 hours as strict time frames apply.
  5. Lodge your claim.
    The sooner your claim is lodged, the quicker you can concentrate on making a full recovery. We will guide you through the recovery stage to ensure you obtain maximum compensation.

You will need to complete a Notice of Accident Claim form.

Your GP will need to complete the medical certificate attached to the Notice of Accident Claim form.

This is a pre-requisite for any insurer to consider funding your treatment, rehabilitation and compensation settlement payment.

You will still have the same rights to make a claim against the insurer of the vehicle at fault.

You may also have the right to make a claim against your Workers Compensation insurance for medical and rehabilitation expenses and weekly wages.

If you are injured as a result of a defective or faulty product in Queensland and you are not at fault, you may be able to lodge a claim for compensation.

  1. Report the incident and injuries to your employer immediately.
  2. Seek medical attention.
    Make sure you seek immediate medical attention. It is always advisable to receive a full medical check up.
  3. Lodge your application for compensation with your employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurer.
    The sooner your claim is lodged the quicker you can concentrate on making a full recovery. We will guide you through the application stage to ensure you obtain maximum compensation.
  4. Contact Corney & Lind office to discuss your workplace accident.
    We will start your claim process within 24 hours as strict time frames apply.
  5. Do not accept any lump sum offers made to you by any parties without obtaining legal advice.
    Doing so may forfeit your right to a comprehensive compensation pay out under the common law. We can explain this process to you in detail during Step 4.

No.

Both the Workers’ Compensation & Rehabilitation Act and the Fair Work Act provide legal protection so you cannot be sacked for lodging a compensation claim.

If you are sacked for lodging a claim related to your workplace injury, speak with your lawyer for further legal advice.

At the time of negotiations, we will advise you of your entitlements, including for components such as:

  • Pain & suffering
  • Loss of income
  • Future loss of income/earning capacity or risk
  • Medical treatment and expenses incurred
  • Future medical expenses
  • Loss of superannuation
  • Gratuitous care and assistance from family and friends
  • Paid commercial care and assistance
  • Retraining costs
  • Equipment and aids
  • Housing modification costs
  • Vehicle modification costs

Your damages are generally tax free.

Our firm operates on a No Win No Fee basis.

We also provide a free initial consultation which gives you the opportunity to discuss the merits of your case.

Our professional fees are not charged as a percentage of your damages. We only charge you for the work carried out.

Our fixed 35% cap on professional fees means more money in your hands.

The legislation imposes strict timeframes for lodging your claim.

The sooner you lodge a claim the better.

Your claim must be lodged within 9 months of your accident or within one month of consulting with us.

You have 3 years from the date of accident to commence a claim in the court.

Every claim is as different as the claimant lodging it.

Different factors may prolong or shorten the time it takes for you to receive your compensation. We will discuss the different factors that will impact the length of your claim.

The process will also depend on how quickly you recover from your injuries.

Every claim has the potential to reach a court hearing. Generally, however, approximately 98% of claims settle out of court.

Some claimants decide to initiate the process as self-represented litigants.

Personal injury compensation claims have complexities that if missed or misunderstood can affect the outcome of your claim.

Contact Corney & Lind Lawyers to discuss your claim and understand the complexities in detail.

Our Brisbane Office

Our Brisbane office is opposite the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital on the corner of Bowen Bridge Rd and Campbell St. We’re only minutes from the Brisbane CBD.