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NO WIN NO FEE MOTOR ACCIDENT CLAIMS

If you have suffered injury in a motor accident in Brisbane or anywhere in Queensland, we can help you claim compensation at a NO WIN NO FEE basis. This means you will pay no legal fees until you receive compensation for your injuries.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO MAKE A MOTOR VEHICLE OR CAR ACCIDENT CLAIM?

At V Pennisi & Associates we aim to keep your legal fees as low as possible whilst trying to get you the most amount of
compensation.
The cost of your motor vehicle or car accident claim will depend upon your unique situation as costs for each claim differ. Ultimately,
the total cost of your claim will depend upon the amount of legal work required and the responses of the insurer or the Defendant to
our claim.
However, irrespective of how much legal work we have to do, under our No Win No Fee service, you won’t have to pay our legal
fees until you are awarded compensation. In the event you are not awarded any compensation, you will not pay our legal fees.
To find out more, give our motor vehicle personal injury lawyers in Brisbane a call on 07 3350 2655 and arrange a Free
Consultation today.

INDICATION OF COMPENSATION PAYMENTS MADE IN QUEENSLAND FOR MOTOR ACCIDENT AND CAR ACCIDENT CLAIMS

We have set out below data from the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) to give you an indication of the types and
average amount of compensation that is paid out in Queensland. MAIC is the regulatory body for Compulsory Third Party insurance
claims in Queensland. In respect of motor vehicle accident claims which were finalised in the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June
2018, the following average payouts were made for the respective type of injuries:
• Average compensation payout for minor injuries was $59,576;
• Average compensation payout for moderate injuries was $144,376;
• Average compensation payout for Serious injuries was $327,627;
• Average compensation payout for Severe injuries was $1,029,295; and
• Average compensation payout for Critical injuries was $1,680,258.
To find out more, give our motor vehicle personal injury lawyers in Brisbane a call on 07 3350 2655 and arrange a Free
Consultation today.

AM I ELIGIBLE TO MAKE A MOTOR ACCIDENT CLAIM?

The circumstances surrounding your accident will determine if you are entitled to make a motor accident personal injury claim. If
you were not at fault and the other driver is found to be at fault on the scene or at a later stage of the claim, you are likely to be
eligible to make a motor accident personal injury claim.
Generally, the following road users who have suffered injuries under the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 are eligible to make a
motor vehicle or car accident compensation claim:
• Car drivers and passengers;
• Cyclists;
• Motorbike riders and pillion passengers;
• Pedestrians;
• Trucks; and
• Trams.
In order to make a motor vehicle accident compensation claim, you must be able to able to prove that:
• The motor vehicle accident caused you to sustain an injury and/or financial loss, including medical expenses, loss of income
or other forms of financial loss; and
• The accident was not your fault (or not entirely your fault).
To find out more, give our motor vehicle personal injury lawyers in Brisbane a call on 07 3350 2655 and arrange a Free
Consultation today.

HOW MUCH COMPENSATION WILL I RECEIVE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE OR CAR ACCIDENT CLAIM?

The amount of compensation you claim will be dependant on a few factors, including:
• The amount of injuries you have suffered;
• The financial loss you have suffered in paying for medical expenses and any other expenses;
• The loss of income you have suffered by not being able to work whilst injured;
• The cost of ongoing care in the present and future.
The amount of compensation you will be awarded will depend upon what impact the injuries have had on your life and what loss
you have suffered as a result of the injuries.
It is not possible or prudent to state a specific amount of compensation you can claim as it depends upon your subjective
circumstances. Ordinarily, the more serious the injuries, the higher impact they have on your pre-accident lifestyle and lead to
greater financial loss resulting in a high compensation payout.
To find out more, give our motor vehicle personal injury lawyers in Brisbane a call on 07 3350 2655 and arrange a Free
Consultation today.

WHAT TYPES OF COMPENSATION CAN I CLAIM FOR MY MOTOR VEHICLE OR CAR ACCIDENT CLAIM

You can claim the following types of injury compensation if you are involved in a motor vehicle or car accident claim:
1. Compensation for pain and suffering and loss of your amenities of life;
2. Loss of past and future wages or business profits (including loss of superannuation payments);
3. Medical and rehabilitation expenses that you have incurred and are likely to incur in the future;
4. Past and future care costs;
5. Any other out-of-pocket expenses;
6. If you injuries stop you from returning to work and you are struggling financially, you may also be entitled to an advance
payment on damages to assist you financially whilst you are waiting for your motor accident claim to finalise;
7. If your motor vehicle accident injury occurred on your way to or from work, during a work break, or during the course of your
work, you may be entitled to claim worker’s compensation benefits, whilst you are recovering from your accident injuries;
8. The Compulsory Third Party Insurer (or “CTP Insurer”) is obliged under the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994, to meet your
medical and rehabilitation needs during your motor accident claim, to ensure you get the treatment and assistance you need.
The insurer will fund expenses such as physio treatment, surgery, specialist treatment, hospitalisation costs, medication
expenses, counselling, medical aids and devices, home and vehicle modifications as well as the provision of care and
assistance where required.
To find out more, give our motor vehicle personal injury lawyers in Brisbane a call on 07 3350 2655 and arrange a Free
Consultation today.

HOW MUCH TIME WILL MY MOTOR ACCIDENT CLAIM TAKE TO SETTLE

On average, it can take a few months for a motor accident personal injury claim to settle. The length of time depends on the
complexity of the claim and the willingness of the defendant’s insurer to achieve a settlement.
V Pennisi & Associates’ motor accident personal injury lawyers are efficient and always attempt to settle the matter as quickly as
possible whilst ensuring you receive as much compensation as possible. We will also ensure that you are kept up to date with each
step of the claim so you are aware of the progress of the matter. If you have any questions regarding the progress of your matter,
we are always only one phone call away.
To find out more, give our motor vehicle personal injury lawyers in Brisbane a call on 07 3350 2655 and arrange a Free
Consultation today.

WILL MY CLAIM GO TO COURT?

At V Pennisi & Associates we try to settle all claims out of Court so that you can receive your compensation payout as soon as
possible. However, there is a chance that your claim could go to court if there is a dispute over liability or quantum.
The processes designed by the relevant legislation are made to get the parties to settle the claim before it reaches court.
To find out more, give our motor vehicle personal injury lawyers in Brisbane a call on 07 3350 2655 and arrange a Free
Consultation today.

HOW DO I MAKE A COMPENSATION CLAIM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE OR CAR ACCIDENT CLAIM

There are a number of steps involved in making a car accident claim and there are strict time limits that apply to such claims.
You are entitled to complete all steps on your own, however if you do not understand any part of the process, you should seek legal
assistance to ensure you do not invalidate your claim.
You will generally need to do the following:
• Report the accident to the police
• If another vehicle is involved, get the other vehicles registration details
• Have a relevant expert complete the appropriate sections of the claim (i.e. you will need a doctor to complete the medical
certificate)
• Ensure the claim form is correctly and completely filled out
• Lodge the form with the insurer of the party who was at fault, whether fully or partially at fault.
The claim process can be quite complex and in order to ensure you claim all of the compensation you are entitled to, it is vital that
you get assistance from an experienced car accident personal injury lawyer.
To find out more, give our motor vehicle personal injury lawyers in Brisbane a call on 07 3350 2655 and arrange a Free
Consultation today.

DO I NEED A MOTOR VEHICLE OR CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER TO MAKE A CLAIM?

You do not need a motor vehicle or car accident lawyer to make a claim. However, as claims such as these can be quite complex, it
is highly recommended that you obtain the help of a specialist lawyer.
FREE CONSULTATION: We provide a free consultation to discuss your claim and advise if you have a valid claim
No Win No Fee: If you engage us to assist you in your motor vehicle or car accident claim, we will offer you a No Win No Fee
service. Meaning, you will only pay for our legal fees when and if you win and receive compensation.
To find out more, give our motor vehicle personal injury lawyers in Brisbane a call on 07 3350 2655 and arrange a Free
Consultation today.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T WIN MY CLAIM?

If you don’t win your claim, you will not receive compensation, however you will also not pay our legal fees if we accept to run your
claim under our No Win No Fee guarantee.
To find out more, give our motor vehicle personal injury lawyers in Brisbane a call on 07 3350 2655 and arrange a Free
Consultation today.

WHY SHOULD I SEEK ASSISTANCE FROM V PENNISI & ASSOCIATES TO BRING MY CLAIM?

V Pennisi & Associates have over 40 years experience in providing specialised legal assistance to clients. We understand your
situation and assist you with all aspects of your matter whilst keeping you updated on the progression of the matter and any fees or
costs you might be liable for. There will be no surprises with us.
We also know that legal services can be expensive and therefore provide you with a Free Consultation and assist you in your car
accident or motor vehicle claim on a No Win No Fee basis. We are here to help you.
To find out more, give our motor vehicle personal injury lawyers in Brisbane a call on 07 3350 2655 and arrange a Free
Consultation today.