If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident either as a passenger, driver, cyclist or pedestrian and the at-fault vehicle has fled the scene, you may be entitled to bring a hit and run claim.
While it is hard to imagine fleeing the scene of an accident, it unfortunately does happen and often the injuries sustained are quite serious. Often there is a fair amount of confusion following the accident and the next steps to take can be totally unknown.
Our hit and run lawyers are well experienced in these types of claims and the various steps that need to be taken following the accident.
In the event of a hit and run accident, your finances can be one of your biggest concerns – especially if you are unable to work. That’s why it’s comforting to know that all our claims (yours included) are run under our No Win, No Fee, No Problems Guarantee.
Hit and Run Compensation Claim Process in QLD
Typically after a road accident both parties exchange details and the compensation claim process can begin easily. In these circumstances, you would normally commence a compensation claim against the CTP insurer of the at-fault party.
However, if you have been injured in a hit and run accident, you will be unable to identify the at-fault vehicle. Thankfully, you will still be entitled to commence a compensation claim which will be against the Nominal Defendant.
The Nominal Defendant is a statutory body which acts as the insurer for the unidentified vehicle and is in place to ensure those injured in hit and run accidents are able to access compensation.
If you have been involved in a hit and run accident you should ensure that you consult your doctor as soon as possible. You should also keep detailed notes and all receipts relating to any treatment or medication required for your injuries sustained in the accident.
If the accident has happened recently, or you have not been able to commence rehabilitation treatment, you should ensure that you get in contact with one of our hit and run lawyers quickly. By starting the claims process early your lawyer can obtain your treatment funding through the insurer, so you are not out-of-pocket.
Calculating Hit and Run Accident Compensation in QLD
If you have been injured in a traffic accident and you cannot identify the at-fault vehicle, commencing a hit and run claim will allow you to seek compensation against the Nominal Defendant for your losses.
Typically a hit and run claim will look to compensate you for your losses, including:
- Past and future medical and pharmaceutical expenses;
- Past and future rehabilitation expenses;
- Past and future loss of income and superannuation benefits;
- Out of pocket expenses relating to the accident;
- Past and future care and assistance.
In Queensland, there are strict limitation periods which apply to hit and run accident claims so it is important that you contact one of our lawyers to understand your rights.
Our expert hit and run lawyers will talk you through the claims process and help you understand if you will be eligible for compensation. It is rare that individuals injured in a hit and run accident are unable to access compensation as typically the at-fault party is the one who fled the scene.
If you would like to talk to one of our expert lawyers about your hit and run claim or any other type of injury claim, you can give us a call or submit a Free Case Review form and we will contact you.
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We understand that you are likely in ongoing pain and struggling with the daily challenges of life post-accident. To ensure the entire legal process is as stress-free as possible, our lawyers will always happily come to you – either at the hospital, your home or a local café – wherever is easiest for you.
If you prefer to meet in one of our offices, you are always welcome at our head office in Brisbane CBD or you and your lawyer can arrange an appointment at one of our many visited offices.
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