Were you injured as a passenger in a road accident? Trust the Best team with your claim

Our expert passenger accident claim lawyers are standing by to help you with your claim.

What do you need to know about making a passenger accident claim?

Firstly, we’re sorry that you have experienced an accident and suffered injuries – we know how difficult this time can be. We also know that when you’re injured as a passenger, this can feel even more overwhelming as you weren’t the one in control of the vehicle.

Whatever you’re currently feeling, the Best Injury Lawyers team can help you understand your options to claim compensation. Because there are so many different types of accidents that occur on our roads and any number of people could be at fault, it’s important to have a chat with expert passenger injury lawyers as soon as you feel able.

Our team can talk you through the relevant time periods and what to expect, as well as any concerns you might have about how you claim if a friend or family member was behind the wheel.

Our team is standing by to provide you free, honest advice about the next steps and your options. 

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 CTP claim?

Yes. If the driver’s negligence led to the accident, a passenger can sue them for damages. This applies to both the driver of the vehicle the passenger was in and other drivers involved.

Typically, passengers are not at fault for accidents. However, if a passenger’s actions contributed to the accident (e.g., distracting the driver), they might share some liability.

It’s best for passengers to remain at the scene until authorities arrive. Leaving might lead to complications in the claim process, and it’s crucial to ensure all parties are safe and accounted for.

Yes. All vehicles in Queensland are required to have insurance to cover passenger injuries. This is through compulsory third party insurance (a different insurance policy to any policy that covers the actual damage to the vehicles). You should talk to the team at Best Injury Lawyers who are expert passenger accident lawyers.

Yes. In Queensland, you typically have three years from the accident date to file a claim. However, exceptions exist, so consult a lawyer promptly to ensure you act within deadlines.

To maximise your claim:

  • Document the accident with photos and notes.
  • Gather driver and witness contact details.
  • Seek medical attention and keep all related records.
  • Consult a lawyer experienced in passenger injury claims for guidance.

Claim durations differ. The complexity of your case, severity of injuries, and clarity around fault all play roles. Some claims resolve in months, others take longer. For a tailored estimate, consult a lawyer.

Compensation varies based on injury severity, medical costs, lost wages, and other factors. Discussing specifics with a lawyer can give a clearer estimate for your situation.

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 Passenger 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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