So when are you most likely to be in a car crash?

Friday afternoon on your way home from work!

According to the Motor Accident Insurance Commission, people are most likely to have a road traffic crash ‘resulting in a CTP claim at 3:00pm on a Friday more than any other time during the week?’

Thankfully in Queensland, we have a system which assists accident victims in claiming compensation. Compulsory Third Party insurance (commonly abbreviated to CTP) is built into your registration fee however many do not understand the benefit of this insurance and what it means if you are in a car accident.

Basically, Compulsory Third Party provides an insurance policy that covers for personal injury caused by, through or in connection with the use of an insured motor vehicle. It 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. This means that if you have been injured, you can apply for compensation relating to health expenses and economic losses that have occurred from the injury – providing you are not at fault.

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. If you or someone you know has been in a car crash within the last two years, they may still be eligible to make a claim.

What should you do if you’re in a car accident?

At the scene of the accident:

  • Try not to panic! Call emergency services if you or anyone else is injured – medical attention is of paramount importance.
  • Do not admit fault.
  • Write down or take a photo of the registration numbers of all vehicles involved, drivers licence number, name, address and phone number of the other driver, as well as the names and addresses of any other people involved in the accident.
  • Gather contact information from any witnesses.
  • Take photos of the cars involved, showing the number plates and damage to the vehicles.
  • Call a tow truck or roadside assistance if you’re unable to get home safely.

After the accident:

  1. Contact Brandon & Gullo Lawyers as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights as strict time limits do apply.
  2. Seek ongoing medical attention if required (be aware that injuries such as whiplash and post-traumatic symptoms sometimes come to fruition in the days and weeks after the event). We will assist you in having this treatment funded by the CTP Insurer after your accident.
  3. Contact your insurer about any damage that your car may have sustained. If you need any assistance in this area, we can also assist.

We have represented thousands of everyday Queenslanders who have been injured when on the road. If you are involved in an accident, we are here to help – click here to find out your options.

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Car Crash Compensation Experts

We have represented thousands of everyday Queenslanders who have been injured when on the road. If you are involved in an accident, we are here to help – click here to find out your options.

We are also one of the leading firms on the Sunshine Coast for accident compensation when something happens to you on the road, we take your compensation claim seriously. So much so, in 2018 & 2019 were recognised by the Doyles Guide as accident compensation lawyers on the Sunshine Coast.

If something has happened to you or a loved one within the last 3 years, contact us today for FREE chat to see if you can make a claim.

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