Injured in a Hit and Run Accident? Trust the Best team with your claim

Our team are Hit and Run Accident Claim Experts and will be by your side throughout the entire process – from recovery to final compensation.

What do you need to know about Hit and Run Accident Claims?

We know that any accident or injury claim can be overwhelming and difficult, but Hit and Run Accident Injury Claims are often some of the worst for our clients. Not only are you left injured and facing a journey to recovery, you don’t know who was to blame. 

Thankfully, our team are experts in these claims and can guide you and your loved ones through the process from beginning to end – ensuring you get the compensation you deserve to get things back on track.

If the at-fault driver cannot be identified, our team can help you access a claim via the Nominal Defendant scheme. There is a strict 9 month time limit to make a claim, so it’s best to get in touch as soon as you’re able so we can get this underway for you.

Our expert Hit and Run Lawyers are standing by to review your case for free, reach out today to understand your options for compensation.

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.
Forever.

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.

What other questions do you have about making a Hit and Run Accident Claim?

In the event of a hit and run with injury, firstly ensure you and anyone else involved is safe, and seek medical attention. Secondly, inform the police, and document the scene if possible. Afterwards, consider discussing with a personal injury lawyer to explore your options for pursuing a hit and run injury claim.

To initiate a hit and run accident injury claim, document all possible details and evidence of the accident, report it to the police, seek medical treatment, and consult with the team at Best, who specialise in hit and run cases. Your lawyer will guide you through the necessary steps and paperwork to file the claim.

A hit and run car accident insurance claim typically involves making a claim against either the at fault driver’s CTP insurer, or if you can’t identify the driver, the Nominal Defendant.  A strict 9 month time limit applies if the claim is against the Nominal Defendant.     Once the insurer/nominal defendant is identified, you make a formal CTP claim by filing a Notice of Accident Claim Form.

Yes, you can typically claim a hit and run on insurance even if the perpetrator is not identified. There is a strict 9 month time limit that applies.  Talk to the team at Best who are expert in hit and run claims, and will do everything to protect your rights.

Yes, strict time limits apply.  If you can identify the car that hit you, you have 9 months to file a Notice of Accident Claim Form, or else you have to provide a reasonable excuse for late filing.  You then have 3 years to file court proceedings if they are necessary.  If you can’t identify the car that hit you, you must file a claim against the Nominal Defendant within 9 months.  Contact the team at Best to secure your rights.

Notice of Accident Claim Forms:  Also referred to as the NOAC, is a formal claim form that initiates your claim against the insurer.  Typically, you need to submit these forms to the relevant insurance company (commercial insurer or Nominal Defendant) within 9 months of the accident

Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance claims: In Queensland, it is a legal requirement for all vehicles to have CTP insurance.  If you have been involved in a hit and run claim and the vehicle is uninsured, your claim will be against the Nominal Defendant, rather than a CTP insurer.

The immediate aftermath of an incident should be devoted to securing medical attention, notifying police, and documenting  details, such as photos, driver information, vehicle information and witness details. The insurers involved in this area have teams who defend these claims and who have access to a team of lawyers.

It’s important you engage a lawyer to go up against the insurance companies and their lawyers, to make sure you get everything you’re entitled to.  That’s where the team at Best Injury Lawyers comes in.  We are experts at motor vehicle accident claims. 

The compensation for a hit and run accident claim can vary widely due to factors such as the extent of injuries, property damage, medical expenses, loss of income, and psychological impact. In Queensland, certain caps and thresholds might apply to specific components of the claim. Engaging with a personal injury lawyer can provide a clearer estimate based on your unique circumstances and ensure that all potential aspects of compensation are explored and claimed appropriately. That’s where the team at Best Injury Lawyers come in.

The duration of a hit and run injury claim can be quite variable, influenced by factors such as the complexity of the case, the amount of evidence available, and the negotiation process with insurance companies. In Queensland, a straightforward case might conclude within a few months, while more complex scenarios, especially those that proceed to court, can take several years to resolve.

Engaging a personal injury lawyer, like the team at Best, can expedite the process and help navigate through the procedural complexities more efficiently.

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.

For more information about what you can claim, click here.

We know it can be overwhelming to know which firm to trust with your road accident claim, there’s a lot of us out there! We also know it can sound a little biased when we tell you to choose Best.

There are a few reasons we think you should choose Best as your Hit and Run Claim lawyers:

  1. We hire the Best people: our team aren’t only some of the sharpest legal minds in Queensland (no really, we win awards for it) but they’re also genuinely good people, who care about their clients. When we say we hire the Best, we mean we hire people who care about every case and every client, people you’d want fighting for you that you’d also happily catch up over a cuppa with.
  2. We will never leave you out of pocket: how so?
    • No Win, No Fee. Forever. You will only be charged if we win your case, so you can rest easy that we will be doing everything we can to put you in a better place than when you started your claim with us.
    • 30% Fee Cap. Some firms take around 50% of your compensation claim, we cap at 30% +GST to cover our fees (so even if our fees are more than that, we won’t charge you for it).
    • We cover out-of-pocket expenses. There are necessary expenses that must be incurred to successfully run your claim, because we want you to focus on your recovery and not the cost of your case. We will cover the cost for outlays needed to run your case, and you will only be expected to pay for these if your case is successful (these will be added as a part of your compensation claim, for the insurer to pay for).
  3. We take on cases other firms won’t, and we win them: we have a history of taking on claims other firms won’t, because we’re not afraid of hard work and because we know the difference a successful claim will make to you and your life.

Would you like to learn more about why you should choose Best? You can read more about our firm and our promises to you here.

How can Best help you get started?

1

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.

2

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.

3

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

4

We bring our Best
while you rest.

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

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