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Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
If you’ve been injured in a car accident – whether you were driving, a passenger, on your motorbike or injured while on public transport – if you were injured on the road, our car accident team can help you make a compensation claim.
It makes sense to know your rights.
Our expert team can help you assess your case and explain your rights, free of charge.
At Baker O’Brien Toll Lawyers, our expert injury lawyer David O’Brien is experienced in acting for people who have suffered personal injury caused by a motor vehicle accident. He can explain your rights and what you can expect throughout the legal process. We offer a free initial consultation and David O’Brien operates on a no win, no fee basis. That means if your case is not successful, then there is nothing to pay.
We keep the process simple and stress free:
Step 1: Get In Touch:
Call us on 07 4152 4555 to get expert advice from our legal team.
Step 2: Case Review:
We’ll organise a meeting, review your case and establish the best course of action.
Step 3: Case Negotiation:
We’ll negotiate your case to maximise your outcome.
Time Limits on Car Accident Compensation Claims
Strict time limits apply when seeking compensation for an injury sustained in a motor vehicle accident, whether you are a driver, passenger, or pedestrian. It is important you contact David O’Brien to seek expert legal advice as soon as possible.
In Queensland, registered vehicles are required to have ‘compulsory third party insurance’ (CTP). If you have sustained personal injury due to a car accident, your action will be brought against the driver of the ‘at fault’ vehicle and their CTP insurer.
The effect of the compulsory third party insurance scheme is that the driver of the ‘at fault’ vehicle will not be personally out-of-pocket if a claim is brought. This is reassuring, especially if they are a friend, relative, employer or employee.
CTP Claims Process
The following is an overview of the CTP claims process:
- Complete & submit claim
- Lodgement confirmation
- Rehabilitation & Treatment
- Liability assessment
- Insurer obtains information
- Injury stabilised
- Claim negotiation
- Claim settlement
Baker O’Brien Toll Lawyers can provide the services and support of a team with particular expertise in handling car accident claims to help you navigate the CTP claims process.
What to do after a Car Accident
What you do after a car accident can affect what you can recover when you claim compensation for injuries or damages. Immediately after a motor vehicle accident, you should take the following steps:
- Collect information from those involved in the accident and who witnessed the accident.
- Seek medical attention immediately.
- If it is possible, advise the police of your accident. If you are unable to report the accident immediately to the police, you should do so as soon as you are able to (if the police do not attend the scene).
- Seek legal advice regarding your rights. Contact David O’Brien at Baker O’Brien Toll Lawyers on (07) 4152 4555.