If you have suffered a personal injury, it is essential that you act quickly and seek urgent advice from a lawyer that specialises in personal injury claims.
The longer you leave your claim the more difficult it will be and if you do not act quickly you may find that your claim cannot proceed as time has expired.
In Queensland, the usual limitation period is three years from the date of the injury and if you have not protected your legal interests within this three-year period you may find that all of your rights to claim compensation will be lost. This will be a disaster as it will mean you will not recover the money you are entitled to by way of compensation.
Within the three-year limitation period, there are other time limits which you must meet including the timing of serving certain Notices to begin your claim. These periods can usually be extended but it is far better to meet the timing requirements to ensure your claim proceeds smoothly and quickly.
If your claim involves an unidentified vehicle then the limitation period is shorter in that you must have the insurer (Nominal Defendant) comply your Notice within nine months and if you do not have a complying Notice the claim is barred.
Your lawyer should act quickly in your claim to ensure the three-year limitation never becomes an issue but if your claim is late to begin or proceeds slowly your lawyer should act to stop the limitation period from running. This can be done by seeking an extension or obtaining certain Court orders.
If you were injured more than three years ago there are rare cases where your claim may still be able to proceed despite the three years passing. If you can prove that there is “a material fact of a decisive nature” that you were not aware of in the three-year period the Court may allow an extension of the three years. You must seek immediate legal advice in these circumstances as the extension can only be allowed within twelve months of you know this fact.
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