Looking to make a Nominal Defendant Claim? Trust the Best

If you’ve suffered an injury in a road accident with an unidentified or unregistered vehicle, you may be eligible to make a Nominal Defendant Claim.

What do you need to know about Nominal Defendant Claims?

In incidents where the at-fault vehicle is unidentified or unregistered, a Nominal Defendant Claim comes into play, providing a pathway for victims to secure compensation for their injuries.

These claims are represented against a government entity known as the Nominal Defendant. You should be aware that pursuing this type of claim involves adhering to stringent timeframes and procedural guidelines.

Rely on the experienced team at  Best Injury Law to guide your through the process.

How do you get our Best?

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

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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.

What other questions do you have about making a Nominal Defendant Claim?

Yes, it is possible to claim compensation for psychological injuries sustained as a result of a road accident in a Nominal Defendant Claim. These might include trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions arising from the accident. At Best Injury Lawyers, we have a wealth of experience in representing clients with psychological injuries, helping them secure the compensation necessary for recovery.

Being partly at fault in the accident doesn’t necessarily preclude you from making a Nominal Defendant Claim. However, it might affect the amount of compensation you are entitled to receive. You should speak  with our expert team at Best Injury Lawyers to understand how contributory negligence could impact your claim and to receive guidance on how best to proceed with your case.

Yes, you must serve a Notice of Accident Claim Form on the Nominal Defendant within 9 months.  This is a hard date and if you miss it, it is hard to overcome.  If you have been injured and don’t know the identity of the at fault vehicle, you should act quickly.  Best Injury Lawyers can guide you through the necessary procedures efficiently, helping to ensure all deadlines are met.

To secure all that you are entitled to in a Nominal Defendant Claim, it is essential to maintain detailed records of all your medical treatment and incurred expenses. Seeking timely legal assistance is pivotal. At Best Injury Lawyers, we specialise in handling these cases meticulously, ensuring no stone is left unturned in pursuing your rightful compensation. Our team is adept at identifying all potential avenues of compensation, building a compelling case on your behalf to secure the maximum entitlements possible.

Our team can help identify all potential areas of compensation, gathering the requisite evidence and building a strong case to secure the maximum entitlements for you.

Nominal Defendant Claims can be a lengthy process, often taking several months to a few years to resolve. The duration depends on factors such as the complexity of your case, the extent of your injuries, and the cooperation of involved parties. The team at Best Injury Lawyers adopts a proactive approach, diligently working to expedite the process and obtain a favourable outcome as swiftly as possible without compromising on the compensation you deserve.

The compensation amount in a Nominal Defendant Claim can vary substantially based on the specifics of your case, including the severity of the injuries, the level of impairment, and other economic and non-economic losses you’ve experienced. While it is challenging to pinpoint an exact figure without a detailed case assessment, Best Injury Lawyers commits to providing a realistic and honest assessment of your case, so you know where you stand.  We will always strive to secure the highest compensation achievable.


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 Nominal Defendant 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?


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.

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