Each year in Queensland many people are injured in accidents that occur on the road. You may be injured as the driver of a car, a passenger, motorcycle rider, on a bike or as a pedestrian.
If you are injured by a motor vehicle you should seek urgent legal advice from a Queensland lawyer who specialises in personal injury claims. Your lawyer will be able to advise you on whether you can bring a claim, the steps in making the claim, how much money you should recover and will guide you through the claim to achieve a settlement in your favour.
Your claim will be under the Motor Accident Insurance Act and the first step is to serve a Section 37 Notice and Medical Certificate on the insurer of the car and driver at fault. This must be done within one month of you consulting a lawyer or nine months from the date of injury, whichever comes first. These times can be extended and the overall limitation period is three years.
The insurer will be the Compulsory Third Party Insurer of the vehicle and driver at fault. This insurance is attached to the registration of the at-fault vehicle and forms part of the registration fees.
Once your Notice is served on the insurer your lawyer will gather evidence to prove your claim, arrange for you to attend Doctors and keep in contact with the insurer. The insurer may want you to attend a Doctor for its purposes.
Within twelve months of the incident, your claim should be ready to proceed to a settlement conference which you will attend with your lawyer and the insurer and a settlement of your claim in your favour should be negotiated.
It is essential that you seek legal advice as soon as possible after you’re injured to ensure that your interests are protected, your claim proceeds quickly and the insurer pays for reasonable rehabilitation.
Specialist in Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Brisbane and Beyond
At Your Claim Lawyers, we specialise in motor vehicle accident claims Brisbane and beyond. One of our Partners, Darren Moore, has been recognised in Doyles Guide as a leading lawyer in Australia in motor vehicle claims and a leading lawyer in Queensland for many years. Your Claim Lawyers will act for you on a no win no fee basis and will move your claim through quickly and cost effectively. Call Your Claim Lawyers today for a free consultation on 1800 968 725 or 0400 839 314.