Experienced Car Accident Lawyer Rockhampton
Car Accidents and Road Injuries
Car accidents/motor vehicle accidents occur everyday. You could be involved in an accident as either are a driver, passenger, rider, pedestrian or cyclist. The consequences could result in a range of injuries that are minor to severe or catastrophic and might render you incapacitated for work for any length of time.
Lockett McCullough Lawyers Rockhampton have car accident compensation lawyers available to assist you in conducting a free initial assessment on your compensation claims.
Compulsory Third Party (“CTP”) Insurance
If you have suffered an injury in a car accident, you may be able to make a claim for compensation through the Compulsory Third Party (“CTP”) Insurer for the “at fault” car.
If you know the registration of the “at fault” vehicle, and the owner of the car has paid their registration fees, there is a CTP Insurer.
What if I don’t know the registration or cannot locate the ‘at fault’ vehicle or the registration is not current?
In Queensland, another component of our car registration costs are fees payable to a government CTP Insurer called the “Nominal Defendant”.
The Nominal Defendant is a CTP insurer which handles cases in the following circumstances: –
(a) If you do not know the registration number of the ‘at fault’ vehicle which cause your accident?;
(b) If your injury was caused as a result of a “hit and run” accident;
(c) If the car was not registered.
However, there are additional time limits and hurdles that you need to overcome if you do not know the registration number and the Nominal Defendant will require you to do what is necessary to conduct “proper search and inquiry” to find who caused your accident.
Lockett McCullough Lawyers injury lawyers and compensation lawyers Rockhampton can give you legal advice on making a personal injury law claim against the Nominal Defendant.
During the course of your compensation claim, our experienced compensation and injury lawyers will investigate and gather all evidence about your accident and injury that we need for your compensation claims and will regularly seek updates from you and verify them with you so that we can accurately and thoroughly prepare your case.
After all of the evidence is obtained, our Rockhampton car accident and injury lawyers can undertake a detailed analysis of your claim for compensation.
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, strict time limits apply for making a compensation claim in Queensland.
To start a claim, you must send to the CTP Insurer a Notice of Accident Claim (“NOAC”) form: –
(a) Within one (1) month of consulting a lawyer (this includes the day you speak to a lawyer on the phone about your potential claim); or
(b) Within nine (9) months of the date of your car accident where there is an identified vehicle.
If you can’t or haven’t sent a NOAC within the above timeframes, you may still be able to pursue your claim if you have a “reasonable excuse” for delay and our experienced Rockhampton injury and compensation lawyers can assist you with this.
If the motor vehicle which caused your accident is unregistered or unknown – you must send a NOAC to the Nominal Defendant within 3 months of the date of your motor vehicle incident.
Most importantly, in Queensland you must commence a claim for personal injuries within three (3) years of the date of your injury.
If you are under the age of 18 years when you suffered an injury in a car accident you must commence your claim before your 21st birthday.
Lockett McCullough Lawyers Rockhampton Services
Our injury lawyers can assist on any type of compensation law claim including:
- Superannuation, income protection and TPD claims;
- Medical negligence;
- Road and/or car accident;
- Workers compensation;
- public liability claim;
- Dependency actions;
- Other personal injury or insurance matter (ie product liability);
We are a local law firm with offices in Queensland and servicing Rockhampton. We are small business and supporting small business means you will get a better and more personalised customer service and you will get to speak with a lawyer about your matter.
Our team will assist you every step of the way in the injury claims process.
No Win No Fee
Lockett McCullough Lawyers Rockhampton offer “no win no fee” payment arrangements for any approved personal injury and compensation matters. This means that you pay nothing upfront for your legal fees or expenses in pursuing your compensation claim and you pay us when your compensation claim settles or you get a Judgement in Court.
In these approved cases, this will include your professional legal costs and expenses required to pursue your compensation claim (ie costs for expert medical evidence)
You can contact us and sit down with our Rockhampton injury lawyers.
Let us discuss your potential injury law or compensation claims with a free no obligation consultation and find out how we can assist you and the prospects of success and it won’t cost you anything upfront.
Lockett McCullough Lawyers Office Locations
Our law firm offers visited services to Rockhampton area. Our team can offer phone consultations, video-conferencing or in-person consultations if this suits you.
Our office locations are:
If you can’t come to our office, we can come to you! We offer home consultations or hospital consultations. We can even meet you at your local coffee shop near your home.
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