Motor Vehicle Accidents Lawyers

Queensland CTP Injury Lawyers

If you’ve been injured in a road accident, whether in a car, on a bike or even as a pedestrian, you could be entitled to compensation. At Denning Insurance Law we provide advice and assistance to you when you’ve been in an accident and are seeking compensation.

CTP Claim

What are CTP Insurance Claims?

CTP claims are ‘compulsory third party’ insurance claims. CTP insurance is insurance carried by owners and drivers of registered vehicles. In Queensland, if you are injured ‘by, through or in connection with’ the driving of a motor vehicle, you are entitled to bring a claim against the CTP insurer of the vehicle at fault.

Our CTP Claims Services

What if I’m at fault?

There is both a fault-based scheme and a no-fault scheme in Queensland. And a person who suffers a serious personal injury (on or after 1 July 2016) is entitled to submit an application for participation in the National Injury Insurance Scheme – regardless of who was at fault. This means that you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries regardless of the cause of the accident.

CTP claim

Time Limits

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident of any type, you should reach out to our expert team for advice as soon as possible. Very strict time limits apply to motor vehicle accident claims, and understanding what they are can be tricky. It’s best to get advice and support right away.

If you don’t know the insurer of the other vehicle, or even who the vehicle at-fault is registered to, we can help. We can perform a search to identify that insurer. And we can help you with a Notice of Accident Claim Form which can be given to a ‘nominal defendant’ in lieu of the actual defendant. In each case, we can help advance your CTP claim.

No Win No Fee

Motor vehicle accidents of any type can be traumatic, both physically and emotionally. To ease your stress and financial burdens, under many circumstances, we can offer you a ‘no win, no fee’ payment arrangement. In this case you’ll only be paid for our legal work once you receive your compensation. If your case is not successful, you will not be required to pay any legal fees to us at all.

Free Initial Consultation

If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident we can provide a free one-hour initial consultation to discuss your specific situation and assess the merits of your case. We will also advise you on the best next steps without any obligation on your part.

Our Process

Motor vehicle, or CTP, claims can be tricky to navigate. At Denning Insurance Law our insurance experts have the expertise to give you a smooth and seamless process, and the outcomes you deserve.

What we offer

How Much Do We Charge?

When you engage a Queensland solicitor in a ‘no win no fee’ personal injury claim legal costs are capped under section 347 of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld) (LPA). When you work with Denning Insurance Law your legal costs will be calculated according to our costs agreement (written in line with the LPA requirements above) and assessed by an independent cost assessor prior to the settlement conference.

It’s our goal to ensure you get as much financial reward as possible in your matter and to remain completely transparent about any legal fees that will apply.

Our Frequently Asked Questions for Motor Vehicle Accidents

When a motor vehicle accident happens, there can be a lot of questions on what to do next and what the best steps to take are. We’ve put together answers to some common questions that you may have.

CTP claims are ‘compulsory third party’ insurance claims. CTP insurance is insurance carried by owners of registered vehicles. The policy covers both owners and drivers.

In Queensland, if you are injured “by, through or in connection with” the driving of a motor vehicle, you are entitled to bring a claim against the CTP insurer of the vehicle at fault.

There are a few different kinds of claims you can make, depending on the nature of your accident.

  • Motorcycle accident claims
  • Truck claims
  • Pedestrian claims
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Whiplash claims

There is both a fault-based scheme and a no-fault scheme in Queensland. A person who suffers a serious personal injury (on or after 1 July 2016) is entitled to submit an application for participation in the National Injury Insurance Scheme – regardless of who was at fault. 

This means that you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries regardless of the cause of the accident.

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident of any type, you should reach out to our expert team for advice as soon as possible. Very strict time limits apply to motor vehicle accident claims, and understanding what they are can be tricky. 

It’s best to get advice and support right away.

If you don’t know the insurer of the other vehicle or even who the vehicle at fault is registered to, we can help. We can perform a search to identify that insurer. 

Then, we can help you with a Notice of Accident Claim Form which can be given to a ‘nominal defendant’ in lieu of the actual defendant. In each case, we can help advance your CTP claim.

Here at Denning Insurance Law, we have a cost agreement out of which all of your legal costs will be calculated. Then to ensure you are being charged correctly, an independent cost assessor will assess this prior to the settlement conference. 

Our first and foremost goal is to ensure that we are totally transparent with all legal fees and that you receive as much financial compensation as possible with your claim.

After being involved in a car accident, hiring a lawyer will help you claim the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable professionals who are experienced in dealing with the compensation claims process. 

There are many different types of compensation claims available to those who have been injured in a car accident, including:

Accident notification claim

Personal injury claim

Fatal motor vehicle accident claim

Nominal defendant claims

This depends on the complexities of the claim, but it can generally take anywhere between 12 months and five years. 

The reason that claims can take so long to be resolved is because you are only allowed to make one claim regarding your accident, and so it is vital that all the documents and information provided is correct as rushing this may mean that you don’t receive the maximum compensation possible.

State to state, the process can vary, but generally it involves: 

  • Report the accident to the police 
  • Complete and lodge a Notice of Accident Claim Form with the CTP insure of the vehicle that was at fault, within the time limits that apply.
  • Include a special medical certificate with your claim, which if possible, has been completed by your own medical doctor.