Types of Accidents Included in ‘Motor Vehicle Accidents’
Under the Motor Accident Insurance Act of 1994, a broad amount of accidents and individuals may be entitled to compensation in a motor vehicle accident. Obviously, cars are included, but so are accidents involving motorbikes, pedestrians, pillion drivers, public transport, bicycles, and even passengers.
In order to file a motor vehicle or car accident claim, you must fulfill two basic requirements. First, you must have sustained an injury (either a physical or economic loss). Second, the accident that caused the injury must nor have been caused by you or, not entirely your fault at least. If you are, in fact, found to be at fault, this finding may preclude you from compensation entirely, in which case you will be unable to receive damages.
In Queensland, there are strict time limits that apply to motor vehicle accident claims. In order to have a successful compensation case, you must file and place the at-fault party on notice within nine months of the injury-causing accident. Missing this time limit, though damaging to your case, may not prove fatal to your claim if you are able to provide a good reason for the delay. A lawyer can advise you on the probability of success and whether you have a chance to overcome the strict time bar.