As a victim of a motor vehicle accident in Brisbane, you need a lawyer that specialises in personal injury law to ensure you receive the highest compensation possible.
The Queensland Compulsory Third Party (CTP) scheme provides drivers, passengers, vehicle owners and other injured parties unlimited liability coverage for personal injury incurred by or in connection with a motor vehicle incident under the Motor Accident Insurance (MAI) Act 1994. Victims of MAI Act motor vehicle incidents may seek monetary compensation for personal injury and other losses related to the accident in court.
What does that mean? In Queensland, the injured party has to prove the negligence of the other vehicle driver or owner in order to seek compensation for injury or loss related to the incident.
A motor vehicle accident lawyer in Brisbane who regularly works with the CTP insurers and the court to negotiate and advocate for their clients is invaluable to victims of motor vehicle accidents and their families.
If you or a family member has been injured in an accident that involves a motor vehicle, you want to ensure that you and your family receive full monetary compensation for medical bills or to repair damaged property sooner rather than later.
A motor vehicle requires registration for transport use and includes all types of motor vehicles, motorbikes, and mopeds.
To ensure a greater probability of receiving money for your personal injury related to a motor vehicle accident, it’s important to have done the following:
The Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) has six steps for lodging an accident claim in Queensland.
If you are lodging a notice of accident claim in Queensland, you can do so with or without legal advice. However, a car accident lawyer will know exactly what is required to file a claim for common law compensation from the Queensland CTP scheme or the Nominal Defendant scheme. Additionally, a motor vehicle accident lawyer can negotiate for you with the insurers to reach a settlement.
It’s important to remember that once a settlement is reached no further injury claims can be made related to that motor vehicle incident.
In our experience, symptoms of a car crash injury are not immediately apparent. It’s prudent to consult with a medical professional and an experienced car accident lawyer on the likelihood that your car accident-related injuries may create a longer-term financial, social and emotional burden for you and your family.
The sooner you properly lodge your notice of accident claim, the sooner the CTP insurer can release funds to cover damage to your vehicle, medical treatment and rehabilitation (if needed).
Queensland claim time frames are:
For injuries from motor vehicle accidents in Brisbane, the compensation comes either from the CTP scheme or the Nominal Defendant scheme. Under common law, there are heads of damages that can be compensated and each is assigned a point value between zero and 100, referred to as the Injury Value System (ISV).
The heads of damages that can be claimed are:
To calculate your ISV refer to the Civil Liberty Regulation 2014 or contact your lawyer who can determine the ISV of an injury, the point value and the dollar value for you.
Our Queensland compensation lawyers are Accredited Specialists in personal injury law and are located on Eagle Street in Brisbane. In our 35 years as Australia’s largest private law firm, our expertise in the accident claim process and our relationships with the MAIC and its insurers in Queensland are unparalleled.
The CTP ensures that parties involved in a motorbike or car accident receive compensation if the proper procedures are followed. Seeking legal advice should not cost you anything upfront and it should give you a better understanding of your options for receiving compensation.
After a motor vehicle accident, victims have a lot to deal with in the days, months and years ahead.
For example, if an injured party to a motorbike accident doesn’t file a motorbike accident notification claim within 28 days of the incident, they risk not receiving the full amount possible to cover the cost of repairing damages.
With legal advice, you’ll receive financial assistance with medical and rehabilitation costs, lost wages and property damage that is allowed by common law. Additionally, legal advice is critical to ensuring appropriate action is taken to receive compensation for future medical expenses, loss of wages and superannuation benefits and loss of enjoyment of life that you or your loved one may experience as an unfortunate consequence of the motor vehicle accident. Contact Gerard Malouf & Partners today.
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Commonly asked questions about motor vehicle accident lawyers in Brisbane
In Brisbane, car accident injury compensation hinges on the extent of the injury and its effect on your work and social life.
According to the Motor Accident Insurance Commission, in Queensland the vast majority of compensation was allocated to economic loss ($415 million in 2021), followed by medical and care expenses ($182.6 million).
If you or someone you love is the victim of a motor vehicle accident in Brisbane, contact a car accident lawyer to help you with your CTP claim questions. After a motor vehicle accident, the claim process can feel overwhelming. You may still have questions after speaking with your CTP insurer and a car accident lawyer can take you through the process step-by-step.
In situations of wrongful death or an accident injury, it is crucial to contact an accident lawyer on when to sue in a car accident.
Queensland is an at-fault state. That means a road accident compensation claim will be accepted for any motor vehicle accident in Brisbane. However, your accident-related injury or pain and suffering are considerations.
At Gerard Malouf & Partners, it’s our professional obligation to strive for maximum justice and achievable compensation.
Our difficult case policy ensures that our senior lawyers and experienced management team oversee notably challenging cases. This makes sure that we achieve the best results for our clients seeking accident injury compensation.
We maintain integrity by not accepting a case if we believe it is unlikely to result in compensation, or if the costs to our client outweigh the benefits.
This is our core philosophy and what differentiates us from other law firms.
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