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You could be entitled to claim compensation if you were injured in a car accident, regardless of whether you were a driver, passenger, pedestrian, or even a cyclist.

All vehicles in Queensland are required by law to have compulsory third-party insurance, along with being registered, which covers compensation for anyone injured in a motor accident in the state.

Of course, if you were the one who caused the accident, you will not be entitled to compensation.

Determining who is at fault in a road or car accident in a legal sense can be quite complicated for car accident compensation claims. Provided an experienced compensation lawyer can properly do this to the CTP Insurer or Court’s satisfaction, you will be entitled to claim for compensation.


There are strict time limits for motor vehicle accident claims. In most cases, the injury claim needs to be made within 9 months from the date of the accident. If you delay the claims process, you may permanently forfeit your rights to compensation.

No Win No Fee Car Accident Lawyers

At Preston Law, our car injury lawyers in Cairns and Townsville will work for you on a no win no fee basis. This means that there will be no upfront fees or ongoing bills to worry about. We will only charge you if we are successful in getting you compensation.

In most cases, our car accident lawyers will be able to give you an accurate fee estimate once we understand enough about the circumstances of the car accident.



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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a car accident lawyer do?

If you’ve been involved in a road accident and are seeking to claim injury compensation, a lawyer will provide expert legal services and advice, and assist with dealing with insurers and third parties. Our Cairns compensation lawyers will ensure you are aware of your rights and legal obligations, as well as any current or future entitlements.

Can I claim for loss of income from a car accident?

If you have been injured in a car accident and are unable to work, either temporarily or permanently, you may be eligible to claim for loss of income.

How long does a car accident compensation claim take?

Every claim is different. Typically, a car accident claim can take anywhere between 9 and 18 months. Remember that you only have 9 months from the date of the accident to submit your claim. In addition, you should also report the accident to the police within 28 days of the incident.

Do you have car accident lawyers in Townsville?

Preston Law has offices in Townsville and Cairns, so if you need a personal injury lawyer anywhere in North Queensland, we can help. To speak to our Townsville car accident lawyers regarding your compensation claim, call 07 4752 0200.

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