Injured in a motor vehicle accident? Don’t panic. Ascent Lawyers is always here to help if those injuries have impacted your studies, work or daily lives.
Whether you are a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist, you may be entitled to a range of compensation benefits.
Don’t hesitate. Arrange an obligation free consultation with Ascent Lawyers today and our experienced team can give you advice.
CTP is an abbreviation for Compulsory Third Party Insurance. This is a part of the compulsory registration fee you pay for your car every year.
If you are the at-fault driver in a motor-accident, CTP Insurance provides you with protection against compensation claims from those injured as a result of the accident.
If the injured party is unable to work, or requires medical treatment, your CTP insurer will cover the injured party related medical and rehabilitation treatment, and/or loss of income as a result of the accident.
If police did not attend the scene, you are responsible to report to the police within 24 hours. You can make the report via:
Please keep a copy of the QP number after report has been made.
If there is any damage to your car, either the at fault driver or their car insurance company would be liable for the damage.
You may be eligible to make a compulsory third party (CTP) claim if you sustained injuries because of someone else’s fault. You may contact Ascent Lawyers to find out what your legal rights are.
There are only limited circumstances that would stop you from making a compensation claim. You are entitled to make a claim
in the following situations:
However, please bear in mind that you have to seek for lawyer’s advice as there may be special circumstances.
In summary, as long as you meet the below conditions, you are entitled to a claim in Queensland:
Yes, you can make a claim even if the other driver leaves the accident scene and you don’t know the registration number of the vehicle.
Please note that the time limit for making the claim is very short and you should seek legal advice as soon as possible in order to maintain your legal rights.
At fault vehicle’s compulsory third party (CTP) insurance company will pay the compensation under the Queensland law.
The at-fault driver is not required to pay for the compensation.
The most common injury from motor vehicle accident is whiplash injury. Whiplash symptoms include fatigue, dizziness, headache, neck pain and back pain. At the initial stage, we often cannot foresee the degree of seriousness, aftermath and period of recovery it may take.
Therefore, it is crucial to seek appropriate legal advice at an early stage to find out where you stand.
Definitely. If there are any medical records to prove that your trauma, sleeping disorder etc are caused by the accident, you may make a claim for psychological impact.
Strict time limits apply to making a claim.
Generally speaking, you have (whichever is earlier) 9 months from the date of the motor vehicle accident to lodge a claim with the compulsory third party (CTP) insurer or 1 month from your initial consultation with a lawyer.
If an unidentified or uninsured vehicle caused the accident, you only have (whichever is earlier) 3 months to lodge the claim with the Nominal Defendant or 1 month from your initial consultation with a lawyer.
Our experienced compensation lawyers will take care of the time limits to ensure your claims are lodged on time.
It differs from case to case.
Each compensation payout depends on factors such as:
As long as the accident happened in Australia, you are protected by the law, regardless of your visa type.
CTP claim will not affect any visa application. Regardless of the visa status, you are entitled to lodge CTP claim.
We offer theNo Win No Fee costs agreement. This means that you are not required to pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive compensation for your injuries incurred from the accident.
Very few cases end up going to Court. The vast majority of motor vehicle accident claims are settled before going to Court. We aim to keep the legal costs down and maximise your net recovery in a time efficient manner.
Yes if you have a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations. However, engaging a personal injury lawyer will keep you away from uncertainties. Here at Ascent Lawyers: