If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Queensland, our motor vehicle accident lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and how to access them.

If you’ve been injured from, or in connection with, any motor vehicle including cars, motorcycles, buses, trucks, quad bikes or as a pedestrian or cyclist on the road, we can help you.

We know that your finances can be one of your biggest worries, particularly if you cannot work. Our lawyers operate on a No Win No Pay and low-cost basis, which means you don’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end.

Compulsory Third Party (CTP) claims

If a motor vehicle injured you on a Queensland road, you may be eligible to make a Compulsory Third Party (CTP) claim.

Hit and run claims

If you were injured during a hit and run incident, you may be able to make a claim for the injuries you sustained.

Pedestrian injury claims

If you have sustained injuries as a pedestrian on a Queensland road, you could be entitled to make a claim.

Passenger accident claims

If you were a passenger and injured from a motor vehicle accident in Queensland, you may be eligible to make a claim against the driver responsible.

Whiplash injury claims

If you sustained whip lash during a motor vehicle accident or other incident, you may be able to make a claim for the injuries you sustained.

Bicycle accident claims

If you were injured from a bicycle accident in Queensland, you may be eligible to make a claim against the driver responsible.

Motorcycle accident claims

If you were injured from a motorcycle accident in Queensland, you may be eligible to make a claim against the driver responsible.

Bus accident claims

If you were injured from a bus accident in Queensland, you may be eligible to make a claim against the driver responsible.

Truck accident claims

If you were injured from a truck accident in Queensland, you may be eligible to make a claim against the driver responsible.

Car accident claims

If you were injured from a car accident in Queensland, you may be eligible to make a claim against the driver responsible.

FAQ's

Who can make a CTP claim?

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Queensland and you were not responsible (or you were only partially responsible), you may have a right to claim. This includes drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians, bus and other road users.

Strict timeframes apply, so it is important to you seek legal advice as soon as possible. Travis personally offers a complimentary initial assessment and consultation  to discuss your rights and explain the claim process. As well as there being no fee, there is absolutely no obligation to proceed after this consultation.

What can I claim for?

You may be entitled to recover damages for your pain and suffering, past and future loss of income and superannuation, past and future medical, rehabilitation and other “out of pocket” expenses. Even the cost of paid care and  the voluntary assistance provided by friends and family can be claimed in many instances. A CTP claim does not cover damage to your vehicle or other property, but we are happy to give you advice on how to recover these losses too.

How much compensation am I entitled to?

Each and every case is different and can only be accurately assessed once all medical and other evidence is to hand. There are no cookie cutters or sausage machines at Travis Schultz Law. We will carefully consider every case individually to  make sure that you claim everything that you are entitled to.

How long will it take for my claim to settle?

Every case is unique. Travis is motivated to get your claim finalised as efficiently and economically as possible, however it is also important to ensure that your injuries have stabilised and all medical and other evidence has been obtained before you consider a settlement of your claim. After all, you only get one shot!

Claims involving serious injuries generally take a little longer as the medical professionals will generally want to allow the healing process to take place before they write an opinion about what the future prognosis might be. Most claims can be resolved within 6 to 24 months from when the accident occurred.

Will I need to go to court?

The vast majority of claims are resolved prior to a trial, and often settle at (or closely following) a settlement conference or mediation. Having a specialist legal professional that is highly experienced in claims of this type only helps to increase the chances that an early resolution will be achieved and, they you get the best possible.

Will the CTP insurer pay my medical bills?

Once a CTP insurer has admitted liability for the circumstances of the accident, they are obliged to pay “reasonable and appropriate” medical and rehabilitation expenses during the course your claim. Where you’re entitled to rehabilitation funding, we will liaise with the insurer to have your expenses reimbursed, put funding arrangements in place with your treatment providers and make sure that the insurer lives up to their obligations to take the stress away and help you get back on your feet.

Will a public liability insurer pay my legal costs?

Under the legislation, the insurer may be required to make a contribution towards your legal costs at the successful conclusion of your claim. The amount of any contribution (if any) will depend upon the amount that your matter is ultimately resolved for.

It’s another reason why you need a highly experienced specialist in the field to maximise the amount that you can legitimately claim, and get a great outcome as a consequence. If you are entitled to recover some of your costs from the insurer, it’s normally an amount that recovers 50 – 70 % of the legal costs you incur.

More information about Travis Schultz Law

Travis Schultz Law have specialist No Win No Pay lawyers who will help you understand your rights and pursue a claim on your behalf.

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