Should I consider representing myself or consulting with a compensation lawyer?

Self-representation is always an option through personal injury claims. Engaging a Compensation Lawyer can be costly, and you need to take that into account when you are considering which option is best for you. Most of the time, a compensation lawyer will offer you a free initial consultation. This is definitely something you should take advantage of because: (a) the […]

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What are the pre-court personal injury deadlines in Queensland? And how can I make sure that I don’t lose my right to make a claim?

As explored in our previous post, How long do I have to decide whether I want to make a personal injury claim?, the Limitations of Actions Act 1974 provides that any claim for damages for personal injury must be brought within 3 years from the time the cause of action arose. In cases where the […]

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I was riding my bicycle on the road and was hit by a car. I cannot return to work. What can I do?

Bicycles and Motor Vehicles have had to get use to sharing the roads since the rising trend of using bicycles as a method of transport and recreation. In fact, the popularity has grown so much recently that quirky names such as “MAMIL” (“middle aged mad in lycra”) have been developed to refer to people who cycle. […]

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I had a car accident last year when a driver ran a red light and hit my car. I injured my neck and have pinched a nerve in my shoulder. I have been told that I should have made a claim against the driver, but I was too focused on getting better at the time to think about anything else. Am I too late?

The time frames for lodging a CTP claim is, in a nutshell:- 1. Was the accident more than 3 years ago? If yes – seek legal advice immediately, extremely limited possibility of making a claim. If no – see question 2   2. Can you identify the other vehicle? If yes – go to 3 […]

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What are the legal costs I need to pay to make a personal injuries claim and how do I know if they are reasonable?

If you speak to a personal injuries lawyer, then you’ll most likely find that almost all personal injuries claims in Queensland are conducted on a no-win, no-fee arrangement. However, not all no-win, no-fee arrangements are the same. Firstly, the hourly rate of the lawyer or firm could be very different. For example some firms charge […]

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