If you or a friend or family member has been injured in a road accident you may be entitled to claim accident compensation for your injuries. Splatt Lawyers have expert motor vehicle accident lawyers who can help you with your compensation claim and get you moving again.
Whether you have suffered a whiplash type injury through to the most serious of injuries in a road accident, motor cycle accident, truck accident, bus accident, bicycle accident or as a pedestrian you may be entitled to claim accident compensation for your injuries.
At Splatt Lawyers we take the stress out of making a claim and manage the injury claim process for you.
We have successfully acted for people who have suffered an injury through no fault of their own.
At Splatt Lawyers we can help you if you were injured as:
- the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident
- a cyclist or motorcyclist injured by a vehicle
- a passenger of a vehicle that is involved in an accident
- a commuter injured on public transport
By making a claim through Splatt Lawyers we will claim for all of your physical injuries and psychological injuries (if applicable) and claim for any losses you may have incurred. These include past and future costs. You may be able to claim for:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses (such as physiotherapy, massage, etc) and hospital expenses;
- Loss of wages, earnings or business profits (including loss of superannuation);
- Pain and suffering;
- Help around your home (paid or unpaid).
If your motor vehicle accident injury occurred on your way to or from work or during the course of your work you may be entitled to claim workers’ compensation benefits.
If the accident caused a fatal injury dependants may be able to bring a claim however this will depend on a number of factors which we are happy to discuss with you.
If you have suffered injury and are looking for a personal injury lawyer to assist you with your claim, our Kerry Splatt is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injuries Law and oversees a team of specialist personal injury solicitors. We can assist you with your enquiry on a No Win No Fee basis and provide you with an obligation free initial consultation.
Splatt Lawyers is located in Brisbane but we can come to you or alternatively, you may prefer to communicate with us via telephone, email or skype.
As strict time limits apply to your motor accident claim you should contact us without delay for an obligation free discussion as if you leave it too late you may no longer have a right to make a claim.
We serve all areas of Queensland. Take action now as strict time limits apply for road and injury 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.
Generally, you have only three years from the date of an accident within which to issue proceedings in Court. If you do not do so then you could lose your rights forever and be prevented from claiming (‘statute barred’).
You should also be aware that before you can issue proceedings in Court you must first comply with ‘pre-Court’ notification and other procedures pursuant to the Motor Accident Insurance Act (MAIA).
A ‘Notice of Accident Claim Form’ must be given to the CTP insurer of the vehicle(s) at fault. Generally this must be done within nine months of the accident or within one month of retaining the services of a solicitor.
In circumstances involving an unregistered or unidentified motor vehicle the time limits are very strict and a notice must be given to the Nominal Defendant within three months.
The Nominal Defendant is a government body that takes the place of the CTP insurer in circumstances where the ‘at fault’ vehicle is either unregistered or unidentified.
If pre-court procedures have not been completed and the three year limitation period is drawing near an application must be brought within the limitation period before a Judge. The Judge may make orders allowing proceedings to be filed outside the three year period once pre-court procedures have been completed. However, such proceedings must usually be filed within 60 days of a compulsory conference.
Failure to lodge the Notice of Accident Claim form and follow other procedures within time can jeopardize a claim.
No Win No Fee
At Splatt Lawyers we acknowledge that many injured people become financially distressed as a result of an injury and may not be able to afford the up-front costs involved in running a claim for personal injuries.
We work on a No Win No Fee Basis, we will agree to act on a speculative basis after a careful assessment of the facts and circumstances of your case. To act on a speculative basis means that we undertake not to render an account for our professional costs unless and until the matter is successfully concluded in your favour.
For more information about our No Win No Fee policy click here.