If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to make a Compulsory Third Party (CTP) compensation claim.
Whether you have suffered from Whiplash, a neck, back or spinal injury, or if you have been injured in any way as a result of an accident involving a car, motorbike, truck, bus or as a pedestrian or cyclist, our expert team of lawyers can help you bring a claim.
Gouldson Legal specialises in motor vehicle accident injury compensation. Over the years we have successfully acted for hundreds of people, across all parts of Queensland, and we’ve seen some incredible results for our clients.
We can help if you were injured under any of the following circumstances. If you were:
- the driver of a vehicle, involved in an accident;
- a cyclist, or motorcyclist injured by a vehicle;
- a passenger of a vehicle that was in an accident;
- a commuter, injured on public transport;
- or a pedestrian injured by a vehicle.
Our lawyers can help you to claim for your losses, both past and future, including the following:
- medical expenses
- rehabilitation expenses (for example, physiotherapy, massage, hospital expenses)
- loss of earnings
- out of pocket expenses
- help around your home
If the accident caused a fatal injury dependants may be able to bring a claim for funeral expenses and loss of dependency. This will depend on a number of factors, which one of our experienced lawyers can discuss with you.
Unlike many of the other major firms, our approach is personalised, and based on your individual requirements. We will allocate one of our expert lawyers to your case based on your specific motor vehicle accident circumstances, meaning you receive the expertise needed to get the best result possible.
At Gouldson Legal we believe everyone should have access to quality legal representation, no matter where they are from or what has happened to them. We believe you have the right to legal representation, no matter your financial circumstances.That is why we operate on a No Win No Fee basis for every client and every case. Even then, our cap is 20% lower than other firms. So you get the best financial result possible.
Don’t forget that time limits apply so don’t leave it too late.
Call us or email us today for a no obligation discussion with one of our experienced motor accident injury lawyers. We’ll have a confidential and obligation free chat and get your free case review under-way.
Queensland has a Compulsory System of Third Party (CTP) Insurance for all motor vehicles, on all Queensland roads. This insurance is paid for by every car, or other vehicle, owner at the time you pay your registration renewals.
In Queensland, the CTP insurance is offered by a number of approved CTP insurers. If you suffer an injury as a result of a car accident as a driver, a passenger, a pedestrian, or as a cyclist, caused by someone else, you have the right to claim compensation for the injury sustained and the loss resulting from the injuries; by making a CTP claim.
CTP insurance covers accidents on public roads. Most vehicles are covered under the CTP insurance scheme for compensation of personal injuries sustained by making a CTP claim. Road accident compensation claims include light vehicles involved car accidents, motorbike accidents or bicycle accidents.
Passengers, pedestrians and pillion passengers may also have injury claims even though they were not driving the vehicle at the time. Heavy vehicles are also covered under CTP insurance claims including commercial vehicles, utes, vans trucks and busses.
Injuries include a wide variety of conditions with a varying degree of loss or injury.
These may include injury to various parts of the body including arms, legs, hand and feet, neck, back and spinal injuries. Some other injuries include sight and hearing loss or injury, and brain injuries. Soft tissue and burns as well as psychiatric and psychological conditions are also included.
Serious injuries are also covered including paraplegia and quadriplegia.
Compensation is allowed for direct expenses relating to the accident or incident including; medical expenses, physiotherapy and or rehabilitation costs and associated treatment. Future medical expenses and treatment as well as care and assistance may also be included to continue the recovery process.
In addition, loss of wages, future loss of wages or impact on your ability to work may form a large part of the compensation claim.
Gouldson Injury Law operates on a No win No fee basis. For no charge, a qualified personal injury lawyer will meet with you and answer all your questions. They will also discuss the merits of your claim and your legal rights to make an injury claim. If you proceed you will only be charged if you successfully receive compensation. Our professional fees are charged at a competitive rate, not a percentage of your damages.
Those fees are capped at 30% of your final compensation payout, to ensure you won’t be left wanting.
Every claim is as individual as the person making it. There are many factors that may shorten, or prolong, the time it takes for a decision to be made. We will discuss these factors with you to keep you informed of your rights along the way.
To speed up the process, ensure you lodge a claim as soon as possible and have accurate and detailed medical records at hand. Should we require further medical records we will inform you of the detail and also assist you to obtain all the required information.
Some of this process is dependent on the stability of your injuries and the stage of recovery.Give us a call if you would like more information on this process.
This is a question every client asks! Unfortunately it is impossible for any injury compensation lawyer to answer accurately, at such an early stage. The extent of an injury compensation claim will depend on the severity of your injuries and the consequences on your circumstances.
Many factors contribute to the assessment of your damages including treatment, past and future loss of income and your ability to work. Ongoing care and rehabilitation and pain and suffering will also impact on the settlement amount.
This is an important issue to discuss, so contact us and an expert car accident injury lawyer will discuss your claim and explain this process.
Strict time limits apply under the legislation for you to make a claim.
Strict time limits apply to car accident injury compensation claims and CTP claims. Generally you will need to lodge a Notice of Accident claim form with the relevant compulsory third party insurer within 9 months of the accident.
Where you don’t have the registration details or don’t know the vehicle at fault, you must serve the Notice on the Nominal Defendant with 3 months but up to 9 months with a reasonable excuse for delay. Outside 9 months a claim against the Nominal Defendant is out of time. Other than in Nominal Defendant cases you have 3 years from the date of the injury to commence a claim in court.
Contact Gouldson Legal as soon as possible to ensure your claim is not held up should complications arise.
Gouldson Legal specialises as car accident and CTP injury compensation lawyers in Brisbane on a “No win no fee” basis.
Where Do I Begin?
Obtain the name and address of the driver(s) at fault and also the registration plate number, make and mode of the car at fault.
It may be beneficial for you to take photographs and sketch a plan of the accident scene to assist you in the future. Also take all witness details.
Should Queensland Police not attend the scene of the accident, you must report the accident to the Police within 28 days.
If you fail to do so, you will need to complete further paperwork (Gouldson Legal will provide this to you) and it will need to be delivered to the closest police station to the accident.
Contact Gouldson Legal and speak to one of our seasoned car accident injury lawyers.
They will start the claims process within 48 hours as strict time limits apply.
Ensure you receive the very best ongoing medical treatment and advice. You will need to obtain medical evidence to show that your injury is a direct consequence of the car accident.
Don’t forget to also look after your emotional health during this difficult time. Visit our Support Groups page for more information.
Expect to receive regular phone calls and correspondence from your Gouldson Injury lawyer, keeping you up to date with how your claim is progressing.
In between phone calls, concentrate on getting better.