QLD Motor Vehicle Accident

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If you or a passenger in your vehicle has been injured or your vehicle has been damaged as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you will need legal advice to help guide you through the process of claiming for damages. We operate on a no win no fee basis and look after car accident claims in Queensland.

Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is essential to promptly seek legal advice as strict time limits are imposed on personal injury claims. If you do not act within the required time limits, your right to claim damages and personal injury will be lost.


Here are some things you should do immediately following a motor vehicle accident in QLD:

  1. If you or others have been injured in the vehicle accident you should immediately seek medical attention and obtain medical records from the doctors as this can be used later in your case.
  2. If the police did not attend the scene of the accident you should report it to your nearest police station.
  3. You must notify the relevant insurer of your injury claim for compensation within one month of receiving legal advice.

We recommend seeking legal advice from a motor vehicle accident lawyer prior to proceeding with a motor vehicle accident compensation claim. There are a lot of things you need to consider at this stage, and you will need sound advice about the types of compensation available to you.

Claiming for Damages

For car accident claims, you can recover compensation in the following:

General Damages:
An amount for pain and suffering

Special Damages:
Medical and out of pocket expenses (including doctors’ and physiotherapists’ expenses and rehabilitation);

Lost income:
Any amount you have lost in wages or business income as a result of the injuries you have suffered;

Property Damages:
The cost of damages to your vehicle or property as a result of the accident.

Sinnamon Lawyers are personal injury lawyers for claims arising from motor vehicle accidents. If you have a question about claiming damages, give us a call!

Whiplash Claims

Many people involved in car accidents experience whiplash or soft tissue injuries. We understand that injuries from whiplash can be significant and the cost of physiotherapy and rehabilitation can be expensive. 

Vehicle Damages

If your vehicle has been damaged as a result of a motor vehicle accident, we can help.


If you are uninsured, we can assist with recovering the money to repair your vehicle. If your vehicle has been written off, we can help you obtain a fair market value from the negligent party or their insurer.

What can I expect from Sinnamon Lawyers?

State legislation prevents us from telling you more about ourselves on this page and we ask that you have a look at our Why Choose Us page where we can legally tell you could expect from our services.


If you have viewed this page and you have further questions, please feel free to contact our principal, Robert Sinnamon directly to discuss how we can look after you and provide you with the best legal advice for your car accident claims.

Compensation for Close Relatives or Dependents

“If you are a close relative of someone who has recently passed due to a motor vehicle accident in Queensland or New South Wales, you may be entitled to compensation if their death was caused by the negligence of another party.”

Our team can provide advice for close relatives or dependents who wish to make a claim for compensation due to the death of a family who was not at fault in a motor vehicle accident in Queensland or New South Wales.

You can contact us for an obligation free advice on your eligibility to make a claim for compensation, and the likely compensation you should be entitled to on a NO WIN NO FEE basis.


Am I eligible?

Queensland and New South Wales legislation allows eligible close relatives or dependents to be compensated if they can satisfy any of the following criteria:

  • A partner (spouse) of the deceased person;
  • A child of the deceased person; or
  • you were dependent on the deceased person financially or for some service at the time of their death.

I am eligible, what can I claim?

Eligible close relatives or dependants can make a claim for loss of financial support; loss of care; and expenses related to medical and funeral costs; economic losses, including lost wages, earnings, and superannuation.

It is difficult to predict with any degree of certainty how a court may decide on the various pieces of evidence that make up a dependency claim. However, Sinnamon Lawyers can help you decide the best avenues to take in calculating your claim depending on your circumstances.


No Win No Fee

Sinnamon Lawyers are NO WIN NO FEE lawyers for many types of compensation claims.  To find out more if your circumstances are applicable or if you need to speak to a personal injury lawyer about a compensation to relatives claim, please call us for a free appraisal.

We're here to provide advice

To find out if you are eligible for compensation following a motor vehicle accident in QLD, please contact us either by submitting an online enquiry via the form on this page or by calling us.

FAQs about Car Accident Claims in Queensland

Yes, but only if you were not the sole cause of the accident. If you can prove your injuries or financial losses were caused by a third party, you may be able to claim compensation. In cases where more than one party was at fault, the circumstances of the accident will determine the outcome of your compensation claim.

It can take several months for a motor vehicle accident claim to settle. However, our team of car accident lawyers at Sinnamon Lawyers can help provide you with access to compensation sooner rather than later. After reviewing the circumstances of your case, we should be able to tell you how long your case will take to resolve.

Just as every motor vehicle accident is unique, so too are the amounts of compensation awarded in different cases. If you are unsure as to how much compensation you are entitled to, we can help you determine a realistic amount.

After reviewing your situation, our motor vehicle accident lawyers can place a monetary value on the impact your accident has had on your quality of life. If your life path has been permanently altered by the accident, you may be entitled to a greater amount of damages.

Motor vehicle accident claims cover a range of damages. The things you can claim for will depend on several factors, including:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • The amount of wages you have lost (including both past and future earnings)
  • The amount of out-of-pocket expenses you have incurred
  • The costs involved with any ongoing care you require.
The total cost of your claim will be determined by a combination of the legal fees and amount of work involved with your case. However, regardless of your claim’s total cost, our No Win No Fee service means you won’t be required to pay your legal fees if you aren’t awarded any compensation.

Strict time limits apply to all motor vehicle accident claims. If you’re thinking of taking legal action, contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. If you miss a deadline, you may lose your entitlement to claim.

From drivers and passengers to cyclists and pedestrians, every road user has the right to take legal action for injuries sustained in an accident.

You may have to attend court, but only if your presence is deemed essential to your claim’s outcome. Many motor vehicle accident claims can be resolved out of court, but if you need to attend legal proceedings, our lawyers can support you throughout this process.

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There are strict limitation periods that apply to these claims, so for further information, please complete the online enquiry or give us an obligation free call.

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