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Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

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I have been in a Motor Vehicle Accident and have been hurt/injured.

When you call us, we will ask you about the following:
- About the accident
- About your injuries
- The date the accident occurred
- Where it happened
- If the police attended the scene
If the police attended they will have completed a Police Report (PR).If you have a copy of the Police Report we will want to know about that too. Sometimes people don’t have the report as the Police are still finalising their investigations.
We will also ask for your full name, contact details, and how you found us. We will arrange a time for your free appointment to discuss your claim in more detail as soon as possible.
We are No Win No Fee Lawyers and we don't charge uplift fees.

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.

You can make a claim if you are:

  • The driver or passenger who suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident
  • A dependant of a person who dies in a motor vehicle accident
  • A cyclist or pedestrian who suffered an injury in an accident involving a motor vehicle

A motor vehicle accident claim often arises when you have sustained injuries in:

  • Motor vehicle accidents resulting from collisions or attempts to avoid collisions
  • Motor vehicle accidents from driving registered or unregistered vehicles
  • Loss of control while driving registered or unregistered vehicles
  • Loss of control resulting from vehicle defects

Compensation can include:

  • Money for past and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation and pharmaceutical expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Money for Care and assistance, Pain and suffering, and Loss of enjoyment of life

Time Limits

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:

  • A motor vehicle accident workplace accident
  • A traffic accident
  • A workplace accident
  • An accident in a public place: parks, sporting/recreation grounds, local council property, pubs, clubs, hotels, supermarkets, shopping centres, and many other places.
  • Medical negligence
  • Negligent or ‘bad’ advice from a professional
  • A faulty product
  • A mining accident
  • Health problems cause by asbestos
  • A physical assault or some other form of abuse.

The Legal Process for Injury Compensation Claims

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.

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