The Best Guide to Road Accident Claims

The Best team has put together a guide to help you understand your options when involved in an accident on Queensland roads, including FAQs and how to get your maximum compensation.

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Important information to help you get the most out of your Road Accident Claim.

What are the time limits?

A Road Accident Claim should be lodged within 9 months of the accident or within 1 month of consulting a lawyer. If court proceedings are necessary, they must be filed within 3 years of the accident.

How long does a Road Accident Claim take?

It can take anywhere from a few months to several years to settle a Road Accident Claim. Working with a law firm like Best can help speed this up.

How much compensation will I get?

This will depend on a wide range of factors, mostly linked to the severity of your injuries and impact on your ability to work and related income.

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    What do you need to know about the Road Accident Claims process in Queensland?

    At Best we know that when you experience an accident on our roads, you are often left overwhelmed – facing time off work, recovery and financial worries. That’s where Best comes in.

    For any accident on Queensland roads, your Best legal team would be pursuing a Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Claim on your behalf. This type of claim is designed to ensure anyone using our roads is protected in the event of an accident.

    At Best Injury Lawyers, we are committed to guiding you through each step of the road accident claims process with care and compassion. Our expert team leverages deep knowledge of transport accident laws and CTP insurance in QLD to secure the compensation you rightfully deserve, helping to cover medical costs, rehabilitation, and any loss of income.

    Trust in the Best Road Accident Claim lawyers to stand by your side, working tirelessly to ensure you receive your Best possible result.

    What did Arch have to say about working with Best?

    I would highly recommend Ryan and his team to represent you, should you require his services. Ryan and his team are professional, will tell you what you need to know and keep you informed every step of the way. They are a pleasure to deal with and take all the stress out of your claim for you.

    Road Accident FAQs

    A road accident claim is a compensation claim made through the Compulsory Third Party insurance scheme, which is mandatory for all registered vehicle owners in Queensland.

    This insurance covers compensation payments for individuals injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident, including drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, and passengers.

    To claim CTP insurance in QLD, you need to:

    1. Report the accident to the police.
    2. File a claim with the relevant CTP insurer.
    3. Provide all necessary details including accident report, medical reports, and any other required documentation

    The types of damages you can recover include:

    • General damages – for pain and suffering;
    • Past and future loss of wages;
    • Loss of superannuation;
    • Past and future medical expenses.
    • Other past and future out of pocket expenses.
    • The cost of past and future care; and
    • Legal costs.

    How can Best help you get started?


    We review your
    case for free

    You can talk directly with our team today to understand if you have a claim. We’ll give you honest, free advice about the Best path forward.


    Our Principal
    reviews your case.

    Ryan will sit with your team, review your case and ensure they have the Best plan, focused on your Best result.


    We cover your
    out of pocket costs.

    We ensure all the out of pocket costs required to run your claim are covered, so you can focus on your recovery while we focus on your case


    We bring our Best
    while you rest.

    Our team goes to work on your case, exploring every avenue for compensation.

    Why should you trust Best with your personal injury claim?

    It’s a big decision, and we know that we have to continue to earn your trust and turn up for you, however long it takes.

    To ensure you feel 100% comfortable with your decision to trust Best, we make these promises to you:

    We will always
    bring our Best.

    We know it matters, so we promise to bring our best to every case, for every client. This is from the team working on your case through to the energy we bring to work, every day.

    We won’t
    back down.

    We aren’t afraid of a challenge.

    We fight hard for every client, and we take on the tough cases that other firms won’t.

    We look at things

    Our team is made up of diverse and different people, who bring a 360º view to everything we do.

    We know this means we can get better results and make you feel at home, whoever you are.

    We will always act
    with integrity.

    We know that how we act matters, whether you’re in the room or not.

    We promise that our team will act with honesty and integrity in everything we do – including being open and honest with you about your case.

    We will communicate
    with you.

    We will talk to you, not at you.

    We communicate clearly and often, and we will spend the time to talk through every question or concern you have.

    We give
    a damn.

    We promise to see you and your case as the individual circumstance that it is. We’re here for you, every step of the way.

    We know it’s a tough time and that your result truly matters, so we put you at the centre of the case and our firm.

    How do you get our Best?

    These are our promises to you, every case, every client.

    Free Case Review,
    by our Principal

    We put our Best on your case from day one, and we take on cases others won’t – because we really are the Best.

    No Win, No Fee.

    If we can’t win your case, you owe us nothing. We never let you walk away in a worse position.

    30% +GST
    Fee Cap

    Because your Best outcome only matters if it’s in your pocket and goes towards your Best life.

    Your Case,
    Our Best

    We hire the Best industry professionals and place senior lawyers on all cases, so you get your Best result.

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      We hope you find our guide helpful!

      If you would like to learn more or speak to one of our team directly, please fill in any form on our website or call us on 07 3607 1449.