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Motor Vehicle Accident Claims arise when you have an injury from a motor vehicle accident which was caused by someone else or by the driver of a car in which you were a passenger. These claims are made against the compulsory third party insurer of the other motor vehicle or the compulsory third party insurer of the car in which you were a passenger. You can also pursue a motor vehicle accident claim where the other vehicle leaves the scene or cannot be identified.*
*All Queensland vehicles are required to have third-party insurance as part of the vehicle registration. If there is none, the government body known as the Nominal Defendant will take their place. Your claim will be filed against the party considered ‘at-fault’. You can pursue a claim for loss of future income, pain and suffering, out-of-pocket expenses, medical, rehabilitation and care expenses.
A motor vehicle accident claim often arises when you have sustained injuries in:
A Compulsory Third-Party insurer must be notified of a claim within 9 months of the date of the accident or within 1 month of engaging a solicitor. There are exceptions to this that can be discussed with your lawyer. There is also a strict 3 year time limit that applies to Motor Vehicle Accident claims. While a 3 year time limit usually applies, it is very important to see a lawyer as soon as possible so that your legal rights can be protected.
If the vehicle is not registered or cannot be identified, a notice must be given to the Nominal Defendant (a government body) within 9 months of the accident. If it isn't, you lose the right to pursue your claim. It is very important that you see a lawyer as soon as possible.
O'Shea Dyer Solicitors are NO WIN NO FEE lawyers for Motor Vehicle Accident Claims. We don’t charge you fees unless we win your case. And at the end of your case, the fees we charge are very reasonable.
In Queensland, you have the right to claim compensation for personal injury when you have been injured because of someone else's actions, negligence, or fault. Regulations in Queensland provide that only certain information regarding personal injury or compensation claims can be published on a law firm's Website.
If you would like detailed information regarding our services in this area, we would love to meet with you to provide more information. This is a Free Consultation.
Compensation claims, also known as personal injury claims, arise in many situations, but commonly where there has been a motor vehicle accident, traffic accident, or work accident.
Suffering an injury that leaves you changed can be the most challenging and difficult experience of your life. We understand how devastating the effects can be for you and your loved ones. We want to walk alongside you in the transition to a new start in life where you can put your injury behind you, and move forward with the rest of your life. A life that is positive and comfortable.
Time Limits apply in all areas of compensation law so it is very important that you contact and speak with a lawyer promptly, so that your legal rights are preserved.
People who suffer a physical or psychological injury due to the actions or negligence of someone else can seek compensation in a Personal Injury Claim.
An Injury or Compensation Claim may arise in the following situations:
If you have been injured at work or in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to understand the processes, time limitations and legal rules. These all determine how you can proceed from one step to the next in pursuing your claim. Our team can help guide you through the confusing process, and help you make good choices throughout the entire process.
To help make things as simple as possible, we have created some easy to read maps which set out the steps involved and show you where you are in the process. The basic versions are below. You can click on them to enlarge them so they are easier to read. In our complimentary case analysis, we go through the process with you in detail so that you have the best possible understanding of all the issues and choices available for you.
Your first step is to contact us to arrange a free analysis of your situation. Every case is different and it is vital that you get good legal advice as early as possible. Fill out our email enquiry form or call 07 4772 5155 to arrange a confidential, no obligation meeting either in person or over the phone.
We are NO WIN NO FEE lawyers for all Compensation Claims. We charge REASONABLE FEES so that YOU keep as much of your settlement money as possible.