Car Accident Claims Queensland

At WT Compensation Lawyers, we’ll help you figure out your legal entitlements, claims, and defences should you be involved in a car accident. We understand that claiming motor vehicle accident compensation can be tedious and stressful for most individuals. However, we also believe that you’re entitled to fair compensation, so our experienced experts will ensure that your case gets the best possible outcome!

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A motor vehicle accident can happen in the blink of an eye. You need to be prepared to lodge a car accident claim in Queensland should it happen to you. We’ve got you covered. Our personal injury lawyers will assist you in claiming anything you may have lost due to damage and injuries.  

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We pride ourselves on putting our clients’ needs first, which is why we work on a no win, no fee policy. So, you have nothing to lose by choosing one of our lawyers to work on your case. 

What Are Car Accident Claims?

Being involved in a car accident can be a significantly damaging experience, psychologically, financially, and medically. You could lose your car after an accident or, worse, experience an injury to your body or mental health. 

If you’re involved in a road collision, a car accident claim is what you can use to receive compensation for the medical and repair bills following the motor incident. In simpler terms, a car accident claim helps you recover everything you’ve lost due to the accident. 

Who Can Claim CTP Insurance After a Car Accident in QLD? 

Everyone involved in a car accident would like to recover their losses. However, not everyone is entitled to claim compensation following an incident. This is where legal assessment is crucial — a car accident lawyer will help you understand whether you are entitled to claim any compensation after the fact. 

There are many aspects involved in determining whether you can claim compensation, including determining who was at fault, who incurred losses, and the strength of your claim. We can help you figure this out, whether you’re a driver, a passenger, a pedestrian, or even a cyclist. Our expert team will help you assess whether you may be entitled to claim compensation, particularly if you believe that the accident occurred due to no fault of your own.

CTP Claims Statistics

The table below summarises the CTP claims data published by Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) for car accidents on Queensland roads between 01 July 2020 and 30 June 2023. 

Claimant Role% of Claims

Notably, if the at-fault driver or vehicle cannot be identified, you can still submit a claim against the Nominal Defendant. Between 01 July 2018 and 30 June 2023, a total of 684 claims involved an unidentified vehicle. Below is a summary of the data published by MAIC for claims against the Nominal Defendant (unidentified driver or vehicle) for the same time period: 

Claimant Role% of Claims
Passenger (at-fault vehicle)1.5%
Passenger (other vehicle)10.5%

How do You Claim from Insurance After an Accident in Queensland?

Car Accident Claims Queensland
How do You Claim from Insurance After a Car Accident in Queensland

Our team at WT Compensation Lawyers will walk you through every step of claiming your car accident compensation, from filling out the forms and lodging your claim to finally receiving your payout. Whether you’re just starting the claim process, or have completed a few of the steps already, we’re here to help. 

Below, we’ve outlined the 6-step process for lodging motor vehicle accident claims in Queensland, according to the MAIC

1. Report the Incident to the Police: Reporting a car accident to the police is vital, as it provides the first legal documentation covering the incident. The police will also give you a reference number, which you’ll need to add to your police report. This initial report is essential for making a claim. 

2. Meet Timeframes: There are strict timeframes for making a car accident claim in Queensland. Your claim must be filed within these timeframes, or it may be dismissed by the court.  

3. Get Registration of Other Vehicles: Since a car accident involves more than one party, you must record information, like the registration number, of the opposing vehicle(s). You’ll also need the date of the crash and the name of the other driver(s) to complete your claim. If the vehicle cannot be identified, you can lodge a claim against the Nominal Defendant. 

4. Complete a Notice of Accident Claim Form: When completing a car accident claim form, you must provide as much information about the incident as possible. We recommend submitting this form within one month of the accident. 

5. Provide Supporting Documents: You should also gather any evidence regarding your medical and repair expenses, in order to quantify your claim. Bills and other documents proving your losses are essential. 
6. Begin Court Proceedings: If the claim can’t be settled between you and the other party, and an agreement can’t be negotiated, you may need to institute litigation proceedings to receive what you believe you’re owed.

Even if at fault, you may have a right to compensation. Start your claims check:


Choose WT Compensation Lawyers to Maximise Your Claims 

WT Compensation Lawyers are here to help you claim the compensation that you’re entitled to after a car accident. Begin your legal journey with us by trying out our obligation-free claim check here to get legal advice on where you stand. 

Following that, we’ll advise you on the viability of your compensation claim and assist you with the legal process! Once we’ve taken over your personal injury claim, you can sit back, relax, and trust that we’ll handle the entire claim process for you while you recover. 


After being involved in a motor vehicle accident, you’ll be able to claim compensation for: 

Hospital and medical expenses  
Injury rehabilitation expenses 
Pain and suffering 
Loss of income 

There are strict timeframes that you’ll need to adhere to in order to make a valid car accident claim in Queensland. If you don’t lodge your claim within 9 months of the date of the incident, your case may be barred from proceeding by the court. 

This is why it’s essential to contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible after the incident occurs.

There are various scenarios that can bring about a claim for compensation following a car accident: 

A driver is injured, and another driver is at fault
A passenger is injured by another vehicle or in a single-vehicle accident
A motorcyclist is hit and/or injured by another vehicle on the road 
A pedestrian is hit and/or injured by a vehicle on the road 
A cyclist is hit and/or injured by a vehicle on the road 
A driver or passenger is injured in a single-vehicle accident, and a defect in the engineering of the vehicle caused the accident. 

What our clients say

Thank you WT Compensation Lawyers for your hard work, commitment and dedication towards settling my case. This was my first ever experience having the helping hand of a lawyer and I’m glad it was with your firm! Thank you very much for making everything seem so easy and clear for me to understand. I will definitely know who I can trust in regards to seeking legal aid

Asipeli Feki

Warm, kind, compassionate, knowledgeable… I could go on and on about Jono and his great team at WT Compensation Lawyers. The words thank you don’t even begin to describe how grateful I am to this great team of personal injury lawyers and for the way they help people and show that they genuinely care about their clients.

R Rasul

I am beyond grateful for the genuine assistance of WT Compensation lawyers to get through with my claim. Absolutely every single person I had contact with at the team were amazing. I especially want to thank Jono Wu who helped me achieve an outstanding outcome.

Virginia Su

Jono, Sinny and everyone at WT Compensation Lawyers are the best car accident lawyers in Brisbane I’ve come across. The genuine care, compassion and human kindness they show to their clients is clear from the very first moment you speak to them. I cannot recommend them enough to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer and would not hesitate at all to refer any of my family or friends. Thank you guys always for all your great work.

Ru McKinnon

Big thanks to WT, Jono, Sinny and the entire team. I couldn’t be happier with boys and the help they’ve given me and my family over the years. Both my sister and partner had car accidents and got unreal results from their claim. These guys are talented, empathetic and genuinely want the best for their clients and I couldn’t recommend them more if you want the best car accident lawyers.

Tylor Bunting

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