Car Accident Lawyers Gold Coast

Car and road accidents are impossible to predict and, unfortunately, far more frequent than you’d think. It’s likely that you or someone you know has been involved in one at some point in your life. We recognise that dealing with motor vehicle accidents and understanding your legal entitlements can be stressful and even overwhelming, which is why we’re here to assist.

Here at WT Compensation Lawyers, your well-being is our priority. As one of the best car accident lawyers on the Gold Coast, we can help you with your claim for fair compensation. We will help you understand what you can claim and assist you through every step of the legal process to enforce your rights to compensation. 

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Our team works on a no win, no fee policy! In other words, you stand to lose nothing by hiring one of our lawyers to work on your case.

Are You Entitled to Compensation?

The most important thing when it comes to the legal aspect of a car accident is understanding whether you’re entitled to compensation. Whether you’re a driver, passenger, pedestrian, or even a cyclist, you may be entitled to claim compensation after being involved in a road or motor vehicle collision. 

If you fall into one of these categories, have been involved in some sort of car accident, and feel like it occurred at no fault of your own, contact our team to start your compensation claim process.

What Types of Car Accidents Entitle You to Compensation?

There are various car accident situations that could lead to a claim for compensation, including:

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

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 a Motor Vehicle Accident?

If you’ve been in a car accident, personal injury law as well as compensation law come into play. There are various categories of compensation that you may be legally entitled to if you can prove your case, including: 

  • Hospital and medical expenses if you’ve been injured
  • Injury rehabilitation expenses 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Loss of earnings until retirement age
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Car accident lawyers gold coast

How to Start a Car Accident Compensation Claim on the Gold Coast

As soon as you’re able, you should start by contacting an expert team of car accident lawyers, like the team here at WT Compensation Lawyers. We’ll patiently guide you through every step of the legal proceedings to claim compensation following a vehicle accident. We’ll also strive to give you some peace of mind. 

Legal proceedings can be frustrating and confusing, and there are time limits that you need to adhere to. Our lawyers will ensure that your claim is properly submitted, negotiated, and lodged before a court of law. We’ll also keep you updated on the process, so you won’t need to keep following up with court officials. 

Once you have a legal team ready to go, you’ll need to start by providing as many details of the incident as possible. This includes:

  • Details of the vehicle and driver at fault 
  • Accident reports handed to the police (these will help our lawyers extract the facts of the incident)
  • Details of any witnesses to the accident 
  • Documents and any other evidence, e.g., photos taken, registration number (license plate), insurance policy number, contact details, hospital bills, etc.
  • Your payslips and salary details 

If there is any documentation or information that you’re struggling to get hold of, just let us know. We will do our best to assist with this as well. Using all of the evidence at hand, our team of lawyers will figure out whether you have a legitimate claim for compensation following the accident. Using evidence like your medical expenses and vehicle repair bills, along with your salary details and estimated pain and suffering, we can also figure out how much compensation you’ll likely be entitled to.


Yes, there are strict time limits in which you can claim compensation if you’ve been involved in an accident. Your claim must be lodged within 9 months of the date of the accident (or else an accepted reasonable excuse for delay will need to be provided). Moreover, in Queensland, you should lodge your Notice of Accident Claim Form as soon as you can. We recommend that you complete and submit this form within 30 days of the accident.

This is why it’s essential that you contact Gold Coast car accident lawyers if you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle collision. 

Generally, your claim could take between 9 and 18 months to be finalised. According to data published on Queensland Government’s Open Data Portal, the average car accident claim duration over the last 10 years (2013 to 2023) is 17 months, although our team regularly settle claims within 12 to 14 months. 

It’s important to remember that each car accident compensation claim varies depending on the specific factors of the incident. Some cases are far more complicated than others and could be more challenging to break down and prove fault.  

There is no set amount for the compensation claim you could make. Per Queensland Government’s Open Data Portal, the average CTP payout for minor injuries is approximately $82,100, while the average payout for critical injuries is $1,968,500. These amounts are not guaranteed, as each claim is different, and various factors influence the amount in question.

You can claim for your injuries and hospital bills, along with any loss of income you may experience following the incident. These are all easily calculable monetary claims that form part of the compensation.

In addition, you can claim for pain and suffering, which is far more subjective and difficult to calculate. This amount is based on the trauma and psychological suffering that you may experience following your car accident.

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

WT Compensation Lawyers are here to help you claim the compensation that you’re entitled to after your car accident. We’re here to make your claims process easier, so begin your legal journey with us by trying out our obligation-free claim check. This check will offer advice on where you stand. 

After that, we’ll advise you on the strength of your compensation claim and help you with the legal procedure. You can trust us to take the reins while you take the time to relax and recover from your car 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

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


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