Road Accident Compensation Lawyers

Have you been in an accident on the road?

Brandon & Gullo Lawyers are experts when it comes to motor vehicle accident and personal injury compensation claims within Queensland.

If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident and have suffered an injury which was caused solely or partly by someone else, we can assist you with making a claim for compensation covering treatment, expenses and lost wages now and into the future, under the Queensland CTP system.

Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance Claims

CTP Insurance in Queensland provides compensation for people injured or killed by a vehicle (e.g. car, motorbike, trailer, scooter). CTP Insurance is very important as it allows people to be compensated for their injuries, treatment, and loss of income resulting from an accident. However, a recent study found that 61% of people who claimed under CTP Insurance didn’t even know they could make a claim at the time their accident occurred.

Can I Make a Claim?

You can make a claim against the CTP Insurance of the at-fault vehicle if:


  • You have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Queensland;

  • The accident was caused solely or partly by someone else;

  • You sustained an injury or injuries (physical or psychological).

Accidents can occur in many different and unique situations – so if you are unsure whether you can claim you should talk to a expert lawyer to find out. At Brandon and Gullo Lawyers we offer a FREE consultation to anyone involved in an accident to determine whether they are eligible to make a claim.

Why Brandon & Gullo Lawyers?

Our lawyers are experts when it comes to motor vehicle accident and personal injury compensation claims - we've literally helped thousands of Queensland drivers get back on their feet. We pride ourselves on getting excellent results for our clients while providing a personal and honest approach and this is evidenced by our client testimonials and the feedback we continually recieve. You can read our lastest testimonials here.

Award Winning

  • The firm was again recognised as a recommended firm in the 2019 Doyles Guide rankings of Leading Personal Injury & Compensation Firms for its expertise and abilities in this area.

  • Ashley Gullo (Founder & Director) was recognised once again as one of Queensland’s leading Work Injury And Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers.

  • Susan Gaskell (Senior Associate) was also recognised by Doyles as one of the country's 'Rising Star' Personal Injury Lawyers!

  • Recognised by Australian Financial Review (formerly BRW Fast 100) as a one of Australia's fastest growing business 2013, 2015 and 2017.

What can I claim?

The CTP scheme is designed to compensate people who have been in an accident for their pain and suffering, financial loss and expenses related to the accident incurred both throughout the claim and into the future. You may be able to claim:


  • General damages (for pain and suffering);
  • Funding for medical treatment and rehabilitation such as physiotherapy, counselling, chiropractic now and into the future;

  • Compensation for time off work, loss of wages, loss of earning capacity now and into the future;

  • Compensation for care and assistance you have paid for, or that your friends and family have provided to you;

  • Compensation for aids and equipment now and into the future;
  • Compensation for the purchase of medications and travel to medical appointments.

The Claim Process

The steps that we take depend on the type of claim you have and the legislation that applies to your claim, however there are a number of steps that generally apply to CTP compensation claims in Queensland.

We want to ensure you are well supported, so in addition to your personal lawyer you will also have our support staff assisting your case in:


  • Arranging appointments

  • Preparing documents

  • Communicating with you throughout the claims process

  • Ensuring you are receiving the assistance you need

More information can be found on our Claims Process page.

Our Costs

At BGL we care about our clients and their access to justice, so we offer our Personal Injury Services on a No-Win No-Fee basis. From the outset, one of our expert lawyers will provide you with a free case evaluation and let you know your rights and options.  We will let you know if your case has legal merit, as well as your early prospects of success. If you decide to move forward with a claim, you will only pay for legal fees and outlays in the event we are successful in obtaining compensation for you.

Outlays are simply what lawyers call “out of pocket expenses” that arise during the claims process (such as the cost for you to be assessed by a medical specialist and their associated report).  Unlike some other firms, we won’t ask you to put your hand into your pocket to pay for these outlays when they arise, or ask you to sign a loan agreement which may charge you interest and  require you to repay them nomatter what. Simply, we carry ALL of the outlays and these are only payable at the conclusion of your successful claim (and only after your compensation is paid) with no premium, uplift or interest added.

Frequently Asked Questions

Accidents can occur in many different and unique situations – so if you are unsure whether you can claim you should talk to our expert lawyers to find out. At Brandon and Gullo Lawyers we offer a free consultation to anyone involved in an accident to determine whether they are able to make a claim. The following are some of the frequently asked questions when it comes to determining whether someone can make a claim:


Yes! If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident as a pedestrian, you can make a claim under the CTP Insurance of the at-fault vehicle.

Yes! Passengers are able to make a claim under the CTP insurance of the at-fault vehicle, even if the at-fault vehicle was the one they are travelling in.

For example: John and Mary are travelling along a highway. John takes a corner too fast and rolls the car. Mary hurts her neck and back in the accident. Mary can make claim under the CTP Insurance of John’s car.


Yes! If you don’t have the details of the at-fault vehicle, you can make a claim under the Nominal Defendant Scheme. The Nominal Defendant is a statutory body established for the purpose of compensating people who are injured as a result of the negligent driving of unidentified and/or uninsured (no Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance) motor vehicles. There are very strict time limits when it comes to making a claim under the Nominal Defendant Scheme, so if you are in this situation you should:

1. Immediately notify the police so they can assist you to undertake investigations to identify the vehicle. This is very important as they police may be able to obtain footage of the area where the accident occurred; and
2. Talk to you lawyer as soon as possible so they can protect your rights.


Yes! If the vehicle that caused the accident was unregistered/uninsured, you can make a claim under the Nominal Defendant Scheme. The Nominal Defendant is a statutory body established for the purpose of compensating people who are injured as a result of the negligent driving of unidentified and/or uninsured (no Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance) motor vehicles. There are very strict time limits when it comes to making a claim under the Nominal Defendant Scheme, so talk to you lawyer immediately if you are in this situation.

Your claim will proceed against the CTP insurer of the vehicle and if you are successful, it is the CTP insurer who will pay compensation to you. The driver of the vehicle will not be required to pay you compensation.

The CTP scheme is designed to compensate people who have been in an accident for their pain and suffering, financial loss and expenses related to the accident incurred both throughout the claim and into the future. You may be able to claim:

- General damages (for pain and suffering);
- Funding for medical treatment and rehabilitation such as physiotherapy, counselling, chiropractic;
- Compensation for time off work, loss of wages, loss of earning capacity;
- Compensation for care and assistance you have paid for, or that your friends and family have provided to you;
- Compensation for aids and equipment;
- Compensation for the purchase of medications and travel to medical appointments.


If you don’t use a lawyer, your claim is likely to settle for a lot less than you are entitled to.

Recent data released by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission revealed that in 2017 the average settlement figure for someone who was legally represented in a CTP claim was $93,305.46 compared to $13,481.94 for someone who was not legally represented. Why is this? Well, specialist lawyers like our team are experienced with the claim process and experts in the law surrounding CTP Claims. They are able to gather the evidence needed and present your case in the strongest possible way to ensure that you are fully compensated for all of your losses both current and into the future.

They do this by:

Ensuring you receive the treatment you need;
Gathering evidence with regards to the extent of your injuries, loss of income, any care or assistance, aids or equipment you may need as a result of your injuries plus any other expenses;
Ensuring your injuries are properly assessed by medical experts;
Formulating your claim to claim the maximum possible under each ‘head of damage’;
Being your advocate to the insurer to ensure you are not under compensated.

At Brandon and Gullo Lawyers, we pride ourselves on using our expertise in the area of CTP Claims to get the best results for our clients.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, contact us today for a free case evaluation.

 

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