Motor vehicle accidents can occur at any time and the effects can range from devastating tragedies to temporary inconveniences. Whatever the outcome, we can assist you or your family members with seeking adequate compensation.
Whether your claim is connected with a car, motor bike, truck, bus, or other vehicle our Brisbane Personal Injury Lawyers can help.
In Queensland*, motorists are required to be insured under Compulsory Third Party (CTP) policies. The Motor Accident Insurance Act (MAIA) 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 timeframes apply with the lodgement of claims. Please discuss this with your lawyer.
The MAIA framework enables the injured person to receive early medical treatment and rehabilitation. It also 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 rehabilitation 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 purposes of this assessment. We have experience in recommending the right medico-legal assessor for your injury.
Once the medical reports have been obtained, the insurer and the injured person will attempt negotiations to reach a settlement. Almost all claims are settled out of court where costs can be minimised.
Damages in car accident claims
At the time of negotiations, our experienced lawyers will advise you of your entitlements, including for components such as:-
1. Pain & suffering
2. Loss of income
3. Future loss of income/earning capacity or risk
4. Medical treatment and expenses incurred
5. Future medical expenses
6. Loss of superannuation
7. Gratuitous care and assistance from family and friends
8. Paid commercial care and assistance
9. Retraining costs
10. Equipment and aids
11. Housing modification costs
12. Vehicle modification costs
*Our motor vehicle accident lawyers have experience in interstate matters, so if your injury occurred in another state or territory, we may still be able to assist you.
Brisbane Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
To find out more or book an initial free no obligation consultation with one of our Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers, please contact one of our Business Development Officers today by email or Phone 07 32520011.
More about our Brisbane Personal Injury Lawyers services
Free initial consult (in Personal Injury matters and we generally travel to see you at no cost to you)
Our Brisbane PI Lawyers & Compensation lawyers are located at Herston, on the Brisbane CBD fringe (opposite the Royal Brisbane Hospital). Access is easy from the the Northside and Southside of Brisbane by road and there is a Bus Station right across the Road (RBWH Station) and the Bowen Hills Train Station is a easy 10 minute walk away. If you are driving to see us, ask for a free car park under the building when making your appointment (which we can normally accommodate).