Car Accident Lawyers Cairns

Do you need a car accident lawyer in Cairns, Queensland? The team at WT Compensation Lawyers will analyse the circumstances of your case and figure out how much compensation you are entitled to, following the accident. We are compensation experts who will help you achieve your legal entitlements with compassion and care. 

Nobody wants to be involved in a car accident; moreover, the damage and injuries caused can be devastating. However, WT Compensation Lawyers can help you claim compensation should you be involved in a motor vehicle collision. 

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What to Do If You’ve Had a Car Accident 

  • Check that everyone is okay. 
  • Call 000 for an ambulance or the police if necessary. 
  • Call Policelink on 131 444 for traffic hazards, major damage to property, if a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or if one party refuses to exchange information.
  • Exchange details with the other driver(s). 
  • Take photos of the scene and all relevant vehicles to document the accident. 
  • Get witness statements and contact details if possible. 
  • Make notes or record a voice memo describing all important details, i.e., date, time, location, road and weather conditions, and summary of the accident. 
  • Report the crash to the police with a Notice of Accident Claim Form ASAP. This is essential if you want to claim compensation after the accident. 

Our experienced team will guide you through the entire compensation process with both compassion and expert legal advice. If you haven’t reported your motor collision to the police, we will assist you with this process as well. Next, our team of lawyers will decipher how much compensation, if any, you are entitled to. 

Call our Cairns car accident lawyers today to begin figuring out the legal process to claim entitlement.

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


What Can You Claim for If You’ve been in an Accident?

There are various claims for compensation that you could make should you be involved in a car accident: 

  • Hospital, medical, and rehabilitation expenses if you’ve been injured
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Loss of income 
  • Damages to your vehicle 
  • Compulsory Third Party (CTP) claims for motor vehicle accidents

Who Is Eligible to Claim Compensation?

Who is eligible to claim compensation
Who is eligible to claim compensation

A motor vehicle collision can involve many different parties aside from the driver of the car. These parties may be able to claim injury compensation (and more) after being involved in a motor vehicle accident: 

  • The driver of the vehicle 
  • Passengers in the affected vehicles 
  • Pedestrians 
  • Cyclists 
  • Family members/dependants of anyone involved in the accident 

Is There a Timeframe to Claim Compensation?

Car accident compensation can only be claimed within strict time limits. This is why it’s essential that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible after the incident. We’ll ensure that your claims are still valid and get the claim process started right away.  

In Queensland, you will need to submit your Notice of Accident Claim Form as soon as possible. We suggest that you submit this form within one month of the accident. In most cases, an injury or damages claim for compensation must be lodged by the claimant within nine months of the incident occurring. If you take longer than this, you might forfeit legal entitlements to compensation.


If you’ve been injured in a car accident, certain claims are easily calculable. These include hospital bills, loss of income from missing work, and the like. Pain and suffering, on the other hand, account for non-calculable distress. This could include trauma, the overall impact on well-being, and potential future losses. 

Pain and suffering payouts are calculated in accordance with the comparable “most extreme case” (MEC). These payouts work on a sliding scale and take into account factors like the claimant’s age, the severity of the injury, and how long of an impact it will have on the claimant’s life. 

Pain and suffering is a complex calculation that will differ on a case-by-case basis. Per the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC), pain and suffering falls under “general damages” which are calculated by determining the Injury Scale Value (ISV). There are various intricate laws and regulations involved when calculating the ISVs, the final claim amount, and the claim process. This is why it’s important to hire an experienced compensation and car accident lawyer in Cairns to help you get the highest compensation possible.

Since every motor vehicle accident claim is different, it may take longer for some cases to be decided than others. Typically, a car accident case in Cairns takes anywhere between 9 and 18 months to be resolved. 

In Queensland, all vehicles must be registered for third-party insurance. This type of insurance is there to compensate any third party involved in the car accident. According to Legal Aid Queensland, it is always the person who caused the accident, who is liable to pay compensation. 

If you’re the driver and the owner of the car, the insurance mentioned above will pay compensation to other affected parties along with the damage caused to your vehicle.

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


WT Compensation Lawyers Will Get the Most Out of Your Car Accident Claim

WT Compensation Lawyers are here to help you claim what you’re legally entitled to following a motor vehicle accident. The first step in using our service is to take our obligation-free claim check to get advice on where you stand. 

Thereafter, we can advise you on the strength of your compensation claim and help you with the legal procedure. 

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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